For 565 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Leydon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 High Fidelity
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 565
565 movie reviews
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    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Criminally short on laughs as it tries to wring humor from dull activity by dim bulbs.
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    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Painfully sincere yet hopelessly amateurish dramedy.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    The road to hell is paved with well-intentioned clunkers like I’m in Love with a Church Girl, a strenuously sincere but tediously schematic and heavy-handed attempt at cinematic proselytizing for Christianity.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    The line between priggishness and creepiness is repeatedly smudged by multihyphenate Rik Swartzwelder in Old Fashioned, a faith-based drama that looks as lovely as an expensive greeting card, but moves as slowly as a somnolent turtle.
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    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Superfast! takes aim at easy targets, and misses by miles.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    An unwieldy mix of self-conscious camp and heavy-handed allegory, Automatons plays like a cheesy '50s no-budget sci-fier with serious delusions of grandeur.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Lightning fails to strike twice -- an underwhelming follow-up to one of the career-stalled action star's better efforts.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Arriving so soon after "A Knight's Tale" -- and the 25th-anniversary reissue of the classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Black Knight is a textbook example of too much, too late.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    A clunky and cheesy disaster.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    At once annoyingly hyper and underwhelmingly dull.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Much like a botched souffle that fails to rise, Simply Irresistible is a bland confection that remains doggedly earthbound while attempting flights of romantic fantasy.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    [A] ponderously paced, needlessly convoluted and altogether unexceptional thriller.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Seldom has a pic been more appropriately titled than Disaster Movie, yet another frantically unfunny free-form farce.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Emerges as a formulaic thriller that plays more like direct-to-video fare than a megaplex-worthy feature.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Loosely plotted and wildly uneven farce.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    The four leads are nothing if not game, and actually earn respect, along with a fair amount of sympathy, for their uninhibited willingness to go to extremes. But there are limits to what they can do to dispel the overall sense of mounting desperation as the gross-out tomfoolery grows ever more tedious.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    For auds unwilling or unable to grapple with the subtle nuances of "Scooby Doo," Warners now gives us Kangaroo Jack, a shrill and silly farce.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    The lame mediocrity of Vampires Suck undeniably reps an advance for writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. By just about any other standard, however, this instantly forgettable trifle is fairly close to worthless.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Arguably the lamest of all the free-wheeling genre parodies that have taken flight since "Airplane!," Date Movie is stupefyingly unfunny in its attempts to mock romantic comedies, celebrities, reality TV shows and anything else that pops into the heads of its creators.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    An unsavory and unsatisfying blend of dumb plotting, leering lasciviousness and full-bore gore, pic should warp-speed to video shelves.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    This enervating muddle of paranormal nonsense manages the difficult feat of seeming frenzied and lethargic all at once, while building toward the sort of ludicrous cop-out climax that often incites die-hard genre fans to shout rude things at the screen.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    The term “freewheeling” does not begin to describe the slapdash, anything-goes quality of the screenplay co-written by Troma mogul Kaufman.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    A numbingly pretentious approach to a moldy premise -- a handful of strangers interacting amid rubble in wake of WWIII.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    There doesn’t appear to be any purpose at all to the random exchanges and interactions that pass for a plot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    A strident, painfully repetitive and hopelessly stage-bound drama about self-indulgent twentysomethings on the fringes of the L.A. film scene.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    By turns laughably simplistic and confoundingly muddled as it charts the "final battle" between good and evil.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Anemic action-fantasy.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Exuberantly rude and crude, but generally more frantic than genuinely funny.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Action pics rarely come much more blandly generic than Extreme Ops, an instantly forgettable snow-and-stuntwork extravaganza.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Hopelessly stagebound, despite halfhearted efforts to open up what’s basically a talky two-hander, and risibly pretentious in the manner of soft-core porn that’s no sexier than glossy ads for expensive perfume.

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