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
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Peter and Bobby Farrelly aimed low and grossed millions with "Dumb & Dumber," so it shouldn't be surprising that Kingpin, their latest effort, offers a similar mix of pratfalls, gross-out gags and jokes about bodily functions. This time, however, the humor is darker, edgier and occasionally, even more scatological.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    A wildly uneven but compulsively watchable mix of high camp and grand passions, soap opera and softcore sex. Very much in the deliriously lewd style of Pedro Almodovar.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Aimed squarely at the same family audiences that flocked to Murphy's "Doctor Dolittle" comedies, this is a lightly amusing and surprisingly sweet Fox release.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    There's a provocative premise at the heart of Master of the Game, but uneven acting, indifferent direction and melodramatic dialogue blunt pointed ironies.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Lofty ambitions and unaffected sincerity are not quite enough to sustain The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, a reverentially pokey drama that plays less like a conventional movie than a lengthy series of hagiographic historical tableaux.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Good Deeds is relentlessly unsurprising in its plotting and borderline comical in its melodramatic flourishes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Blessed with fine performances, credible dialogue and slick production values that belie a reportedly paltry budget, The Grace Card ranks among the better religious-themed indies released in recent years.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Too blandly insubstantial to expand its appeal beyond its target demographic.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Leydon
    A sly mix of haunted house melodrama, slasher pic mayhem and retro-blaxploitation iconography, spiced with dollops of grisly, dark comedy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    A slickly produced slice of sentimental hokum that borrows freely from a half-dozen or so other, better feel-good fantasies.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Modestly engaging, albeit instantly forgettable shaggy-dog story only gradually reveals itself as a seriocomic take on standard-issue noir.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Too many stretches of Wedding Palace are so garishly lit and broadly overplayed that they seem more cartoonish than the actual animated sequences that pepper the live-action production. That’s a pity, since this indie romantic comedy is not without its minor charms during its infrequent quiet moments.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    The interaction among opposites inspires an abundance of predictable race-based jokes, many of which have the saving grace of actually being funny.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Despite the bumpy pacing and the routine plot elements, writer-director Le-Van Kiet periodically generates a sense of palpable trepidation during what might best be described as a worst-case scenario about post-partum depression.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    It's an unabashedly corny but occasionally stirring dramedy based on the true-life story of scrappy young baseball players from Mexico who, in 1957, scored an improbable string of successes while playing their way from a Monterrey sandlot to the Little League World Series.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Performances are unremarkable but acceptable pretty much across the board, and the vocal talents -- particularly Thomas Haden Church as the belligerent Tazer and Josh Peck as the lovable Sparks -- are well cast.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Zippy enough to delight youngsters and clever enough to engage their parents.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Moviegoers devoted to faith-based fare will flock to megaplexes for Courageous, easily the most polished production so far from brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the prolific and increasingly accomplished filmmaking pastors at the Sherwood Church of Albany, Ga.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A few good laughs but few surprises in Next Friday, an amiably unfocused sequel.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    A classically low-tech monster mash.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Unfortunately, the new pic never really achieves maximum velocity as a full-throttle action-adventure opus, despite game efforts by returning star Milla Jovovich, still a lithe and lethal dynamo when it comes to butt-kicking, zombie-slicing derring-do.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Too muted to have much lasting impact, and remains modestly diverting only on a scene-to-scene basis. There's no quotable dialogue, no standout action sequence, no flashy supporting performances -- in short, nothing to lift Illegal Tender from the level of competent but inconsequential B-movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Psychopathia Sexualis exists in the gray area between ponderous stylization and campy affectation.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    The documentary works best when it simply offers a concise and cogent account of epochal events.