For 538 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 3.6 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: 73 out of 538
538 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Sascha Paladino's overlong but engaging doc about banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck's harmonious journey through four African countries.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Picture benefits greatly from appealing performances by Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn, who deftly apply darker emotional shadings to their characters when necessary, and equally fine work from a small ensemble of solid supporting players.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    An undemandingly pleasant, mildly amusing fantasy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    With appreciably greater emphasis on action than its predecessors, and clever use of 3-D trickery to enhance storytelling as well as offer spectacle, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs could prove the third time really is the charm.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Boasting strong performances by Jeff Bridges and Justin Timberlake.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Formulaic but effectively gritty inner-city crime drama.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A smart and sassy comedy with a playful sensibility and subtle sensitivity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Fitfully amusing and two leads generate engaging chemistry.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Lightweight but likable romantic comedy about two mismatched gay singletons who are, of course, made for each other.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Riveting portrait of a straight-talking, tough-loving Benedictine nun in charge of a South Bronx home for recovering substance abusers.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Slick, straight-ahead action-thriller that marks a small step back and two bounding leaps forward for toplined Jet Li.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A golden opportunity to witness the "unplugged," after-hours George W. Bush at his most congenial. "George" offers a portrait of a gregariously charming and self-mocking fellow who's perfectly at ease in his own skin, and who's no less slick and savvy a politician for being willing to make himself the butt of jokes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Working from a formulaic script by Steven E. De Souza, Hark employs a variety of visual stratagems to keep the action fast and flashy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Quaid's effortlessly compelling and engagingly earnest performance keeps pic grounded in down-to-earth reality.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A smart and snappy drama tinged with dark humor and brimming with self-confidence.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Richardson, who gracefully sways through a memorable drunk scene, and Quaid, whose megawatt smile has never been more dazzling, are disarmingly charming as the parents. And that's important; if the actors were any less engaging, the audience might not be so forgiving of their characters.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    An extremely enjoyable neo-screwball comedy about attractive opposites on the road.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Brimming with heart and humor -- Drumline is a formulaic crowdpleaser set in the competitive world of university marching bands at predominantly black universities.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Unquestioning agitprop for vegetarianism, hemp fiber, solar energy, sustainable organic living and other causes espoused by actor-activist Woody Harrelson.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    One leaves My Flesh and Blood with admiration for the lenser's craftsmanship, and for her ability to remain an unobtrusive observer during moments of extreme emotional turmoil.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Manages an impressively huge score in the hit-or-miss gag ratio.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    The 2000 version is louder, broader and much, much bigger.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Surprisingly amusing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A frankly formulaic but raucously entertaining action comedy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Gleefully commingles slapstick and scatology, satire and sentiment, in a free-wheeling farce aimed at making auds laugh until they're thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Has more than enough across-the-board appeal to attract mainstream auds unfamiliar with source material.