For 542 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Leydon's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 High Fidelity
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 542
542 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Even when judged by the standards of broad farce, however, Expecting repeatedly strains credibility and defies logic in ways too glaring to ignore.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    For the most part, however, D’Souza gives the impression of someone obsessed with whitewashing any and all dark chapters in U.S. history books. There are times when his defenses and rationalizations come across as almost laughably facile.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Premature winds up resembling nothing so much as the coarsely smutty teen-sex comedies that abounded throughout the ’80s in the wake of “Porky’s.”
    • 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.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Action pics rarely come much more blandly generic than Extreme Ops, an instantly forgettable snow-and-stuntwork extravaganza.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Exuberantly rude and crude, but generally more frantic than genuinely funny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Loosely plotted and wildly uneven farce.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Emerges as a formulaic thriller that plays more like direct-to-video fare than a megaplex-worthy feature.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    By turns laughably simplistic and confoundingly muddled as it charts the "final battle" between good and evil.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    A numbingly pretentious approach to a moldy premise -- a handful of strangers interacting amid rubble in wake of WWIII.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    A clunky and cheesy disaster.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Anemic action-fantasy.
    • 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.
    • 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
    At once annoyingly hyper and underwhelmingly dull.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    [A] ponderously paced, needlessly convoluted and altogether unexceptional thriller.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    Grotesquely smutty and obnoxiously overbearing, this is a pitiful excuse for a comedy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    It's doubtful that anyone, even executors of Greene's literary estate, will be able to discern much of the source material in this frenetic trifle.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    Silly script, broad slapstick and overstated lead perfs by B-team cast might be acceptable to target audience.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    Latenight cable TV filler disguised as a feature film.