For 559 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 3.9 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: 76 out of 559
559 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    The pacing gradually accelerates after a leisurely first act, so that The Attorney easily sustains interest, and often stirs emotions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    The final destination is entirely predictable — right down to the deus ex machina reappearance of an erstwhile antagonist — but the trip itself is never less than pleasant, and often extremely funny.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Aiming more for bemused chuckles than for convulsive laughter, Plotnick and his actors deftly evoke a faux Me Decade ambiance throughout Space Station 76.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Scripter Wittliff and Spanish helmer Emilio Aragon (“Paper Birds”) hit the sweet spot between galloping and sauntering while unfolding the movie’s plot, an interlocking chain of coincidences, encounters and colorful supporting characters that often recalls the twisty storylines of Elmore Leonard.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    The pic is less than fully satisfying as a conventional performance cavalcade, but sustains considerable interest as a behind-the-scenes overview of a musically and culturally diverse event.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    The film deserves more than just a passing grade, and is a good deal better than any plot synopsis might make it sound.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    The cinematic equivalent of a modestly amusing shaggy-dog story that meanders toward a clever punchline.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Preservation ultimately impresses as an arrestingly suspenseful thriller that takes clever narrative twists and turns while moving through familiar territory.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    By turns defiant and apologetic, gleefully raunchy and anxiously defensive.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    It's almost impossible to enjoy this uneven but mostly exciting popcorn pic without flinching at a few plot elements that feel a bit too real for comfort.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Perfectly harmless, often humorous, featherweight confection -- think "Serendipity" re-imagined as a teen-skewing Saturday morning sitcom.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    May be too grisly to extend its appeal beyond its fan base.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Lightweight but likable entertainment.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Ticket buyers get two Jackie Chans for the price of one in Twin Dragons, but the pic itself is no great bargain.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    A one-joke comedy that is good for more than a few good laughs.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    The Legend of Ron Jeremy is, at a brisk 75 minutes, long enough to get the job done.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    An uncommonly satisfying mix of medieval fantasy, high-tech military action and "Mad Max"-style misadventure.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Offers a largely satisfying mix of broad slapstick, seriocomic sentimentality and mostly amusing satirical thrusts at easy targets.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Choreographer-turned-filmmaker Franc. Reyes covers familiar ground without stumbling or dazzling.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Despite all the flash and filigree, this monster movie is curiously -- and conspicuously -- lacking in heart.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Well-cast relationship comedy-drama is played too broadly in the early going, but gradually settles into a more appealing groove as a glossy date-movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Although closer in tone to "Office Space" than Herman Melville, Jonathan Parker's absurdist update of Bartleby is surprisingly faithful to the spirit, if not the letter, of the "Moby-Dick" author's 1853 novella about an under-achieving Wall Street copy clerk.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Lightweight but likable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Small children who will accept it as rock-'em, sock-'em excitement with a touch of gender-specific empowerment, and hipper teens and grown-ups who can appreciate the whole thing as a semisatirical hoot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Just fast, frenetic and funny enough to amuse both new fans and longtime devotees of the characters who have inspired more than 30 years worth of animated TV episodes and made-for-video features.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Even though Frakes is back, Star Trek: Insurrection plays less like a stand-alone sci-fi adventure than like an expanded episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Grim but engrossing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    A spectacularly trashy and aggressively flashy motorcycle melodrama in which computer-enhanced action scenes, unbound by gravity or logic, are choreographed, photographed and edited to resemble video-game stratagems.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    An engagingly rambunctious toon Western that likely will attract herds of family auds, if not multitudes of teens and tweeners, to megaplex corrals.

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