For 551 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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Leydon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Knocked Up
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 551
551 movie reviews
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Has the unmistakable look and feel of a micro-budget indie produced for a small circle of friends, many of whom are listed in the credits.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    An exceptionally lame genre parody that plumbs depths of ineptitude heretofore charted only by the marginally less abysmal "Date Movie."
    • Variety
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    • 30 Joe Leydon
    A '70s-style redneck romp aimed at folks who felt intellectually challenged by the complex narrative stratagems of "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    It doesn't help that Zellweger, in an unfortunate attempt to make the aud appreciate her character's uptightness, spends many of the early scenes moving about as stiff as a flagpole in January.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Overblown and underwhelming, Bitch Slap is a desperately unfunny attempt to satirically recycle cliches and archetypes from sexploitation actioners of the 1960s and '70s within the time-trippy, multiple-flashback framework of a Quentin Tarantino. extravaganza.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Plodding and repetitive in its efforts to maintain pressure-cooker intensity, The Divide resembles nothing so much as an extended "Twilight Zone" episode as it brings a sci-fi twist to a familiar scenario about stressed characters who bring out the worst in each other while trapped in close quarters.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    A picture so thoroughly generic as to suggest a contraption assembled from spare parts with the aid of a how-to manual.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Yet another attempt to mix raunchy excess and romantic-comedy sweetness in an anything-goes raucous farce, The Babymakers offers a few big laughs between ho-hum stretches of frenetic vamping.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    The hit-to-miss ratio is less than impressive throughout A Haunted House, a frenetic and freewheeling satirical comedy that only sporadically scores a bull's-eye while aiming at easy targets.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    The concept is thought-provoking but the execution is flat-footed.
    • 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.
    • 15 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.

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