For 567 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Leydon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Knocked Up
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 567
567 movie reviews
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Despite stretches of skillfully sustained suspense, Apollo 18 ultimately comes across as little more than a modestly clever stunt.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    The picture all too obviously recycles bits and pieces from "Madagascar," "The Lion King" and other made-in-America toons. Unfortunately, much gets lost in the translation.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Not so much a probing examination as a fulsome celebration.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Instructions Not Included is a sporadically amusing but unduly protracted dramedy that slowly — very slowly — devolves into a shameless tearjerker during its third act.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Too many stretches of Wedding Palace are so garishly lit and broadly overplayed that they seem more cartoonish than the actual animated sequences that pepper the live-action production. That’s a pity, since this indie romantic comedy is not without its minor charms during its infrequent quiet moments.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    The makers of Grace Unplugged deserve at least some credit for resisting temptations toward melodramatic excess.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Hellbenders becomes what it intends to burlesque, and that’s not so damn funny, even with 3D gimmickry.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    A sci-fi thriller as generic as its title, Alien Abduction generates only low-voltage shocks.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    All things considered, The Identical might have worked better as a TV miniseries, a format that would allowed the filmmakers to give equal time to Hemsley’s story.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    The five leads earn kudos for their ability to come across as something approaching credible.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Be prepared to laugh less at a lot more of the same thing in this overbearing but underwhelming sequel.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Overall, though, the slapdash pic appears to be the work of folks who made things up as they went along; you might say they were, well, vamping.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Plays like an overextended variety-show sketch.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Curtis and Pacula are thoroughly convincing in thinly written roles.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    A frenetically junky action adventure that will quickly dribble off to vid stores after a token fast break in theatrical release.
    • 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
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Lightning fails to strike twice -- an underwhelming follow-up to one of the career-stalled action star's better efforts.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    It's plotless, shapeless -- and yet, it must be admitted, not entirely humorless. Indeed, the more outrageous bits achieve a shock-you-into-laughter intensity of almost Dadaist proportions.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Costner's earnest performance is a major plus for Dragonfly, keeping the picture grounded in some semblance of reality even as it becomes progressively more fantastical.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    A stunningly unfunny farce that makes the worst of a stale concept.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Only very small children still easily impressed by interaction of human actors and CGI quadrupeds will be amused by Garfield.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Painfully sincere yet hopelessly amateurish dramedy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    This tepid comic-bookish comedy should zip through its theatrical run faster than a speeding bullet. It likely won't perform much more superheroically in ancillary venues.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Begins as a morosely melancholy study of a thirtysomething couple on the verge of divorce, then devolves into an unpleasant thriller about their confrontation with psychos.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Freeway is roadkill. The directorial debut of screenwriter Matthew Bright ("Gun Crazy") is a sophomoric and morally repellent mix of fractured fairy tale, juvenile social satire, bloody mayhem and overstated B-movie melodrama.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Criminally short on laughs as it tries to wring humor from dull activity by dim bulbs.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Far too aggressively seamy (and ferociously foul-mouthed) to please diehard fans of traditional sagebrush sagas, this misfire offers nothing in the way of wit, innovation or even marquee allure to interest auds accustomed to edgier revisionist oaters.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    So insubstantial that it practically evaporates on screen.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Much like the ongoing real-world meltdown of its troubled star, Lindsay Lohan, I Know Who Killed Me is a disaster that exerts a perverse fascination.

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