For 568 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 568
568 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Amusing indie comedy blithely blurs the line between risque and raunchy, often to hilarious effect.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    An extremely enjoyable neo-screwball comedy about attractive opposites on the road.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A star vehicle composed of second-hand parts that nevertheless gets great mileage (and big laughs) from its recycled plot.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Filmmakers Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart uncover and illuminate a strain of stoic resilience that could be the last best defense against bottomless despair. Unfortunately, as Medora repeatedly suggests, that invaluable resource may not be inexhaustible.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Boasting strong performances by Jeff Bridges and Justin Timberlake.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A frenetic but undeniably funny follow-up that offers twice the number of singing-and-dancing rodents in another seamless blend of CGI and live-action elements.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Be forewarned: After you see Road Trip, it may be months, if not years, before you can order French toast with a straight face and a settled stomach.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    This understated period drama may lack sufficient star power and emotional wallop to score breakthrough success with mainstream auds during its domestic theatrical run, but pic could find a warmer response in the same international markets where "Kingdom of Heaven" redeemed itself last year.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Despite teasing hints of supernatural influences throughout much of the storyline, Not Forgotten satisfies as a solidly crafted and persuasively acted thriller that relies more on dark secrets than black magic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A visually inspired multi-genre amalgamation, a borderline-surreal folly that suggests a martial-arts action-adventure co-directed by Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Has some genuinely amusing moments of dumb and dumber silliness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Charged by alternating currents of nostalgic bemusement and wistful melancholy, TV Man: The Search for the Last Independent Dealer evinces all the amiable enthusiasm and discursive rambling one might expect from a do-it-yourself labor of love.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Bleak, gripping, sporadically exciting drama.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Even though it’s easy to identify all the recycled elements — bits and pieces of several inspirational-teacher scenarios, ranging from “To Sir, With Love” to “Stand and Deliver” — in this “based on a true story” concoction, there can be no denying the feel-good effect of the finished product.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    With Davi and Chazz Palminteri fronting a first-rate ensemble cast, and a tasty soundtrack of golden oldies, this unpretentious indie dramedy has much to recommend.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Uses humor and high spirits to entertain while spreading the Good Word. Much of this slick and sprightly CGI feature is sufficiently funny to amuse even the most resolutely unreligious parents who escort their little ones to megaplex screenings.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Blessed with abundant production values and a minimum of campy excess, One Night With the King is a surprisingly satisfying attempt to revive the Old Hollywood tradition of lavishly appointed Biblical epics aimed at mainstream auds.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    The 2000 version is louder, broader and much, much bigger.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Result is an unusually likeable family-friendly comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    First-time helmer Patrick Tatopoulos (who designed creatures for all three pics) offers a satisfyingly exciting monster rally that often plays like a period swashbuckler.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    First-time feature helmer Nate Taylor, working from an adroitly constructed screenplay by Peter Moore Smith, skillfully evokes a clammy sense of dread in this stealthily suspenseful indie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Helmer Joel Schumacher and a game cast headed by Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman do their damnedest to build and sustain suspense while trying, with some degree of success, to breathe fresh life into a formulaic, even generic scenario.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    The overlong but involving drama has obvious cross-generational appeal.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Despite a couple of slow stretches along the way, director Mayfield does a generally fine job of integrating the eye-popping special effects with the simple but serviceable plot. The pace is just brisk enough to satisfy youngsters with short attention spans, and Williams is winning enough to keep audiences of all ages involved.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Co-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (“Resolution,” “V/H/S: Viral”), working from a script credited to Benson, do a clever job of entwining elements of budding romance, mounting dread and indolent vacation in their leisurely paced, handsomely produced indie feature.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A frankly formulaic but raucously entertaining action comedy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Generally pleasant family-friendly fare.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Frothy, funny and formulaic, 27 Dresses is a pleasantly predictable romantic comedy that sees Katherine Heigl following “Knocked Up” with smooth moves at the wheel of her first starring vehicle.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Although it falls far short of fulfilling its full potential as a dark comedy of desperation, Dead Man on Campus is a modestly amusing trifle that merits a passing grade as lightweight entertainment.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Unfolding like a better-than-average episode of a first-rate TV police procedural, Untraceable is a satisfying slice of solidly crafted meat-and-potatoes filmmaking.

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