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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    A stunningly unfunny farce that makes the worst of a stale concept.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Plays like an overextended variety-show sketch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Painfully sincere yet hopelessly amateurish dramedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Criminally short on laughs as it tries to wring humor from dull activity by dim bulbs.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Emerges as a formulaic thriller that plays more like direct-to-video fare than a megaplex-worthy feature.
    • 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.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    By turns laughably simplistic and confoundingly muddled as it charts the "final battle" between good and evil.