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Joe Morgenstern Profile

Joe Morgenstern is the movie critic for The Wall Street Journal. He writes the Friday "Review/Film" column in Weekend Journal. He joined the Journal in May 1995 and is based in Santa Monica, Calif. In 2005, Mr. Morgenstern won a Pulitzer Prize in the Criticism category for his insightful and penetrating reviews of controversial movies including "The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11." Mr. Morgenstern was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times before he became a theater and movie critic for the New York Herald Tribune in 1959. He moved to Newsweek as movie critic in 1965 and was a columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner from 1983 to 1988. He has written extensively for publications including the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, the Columbia Journalism Review and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
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