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 High Fidelity
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 551
551 movie reviews
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Despite an effective Jim Caviezel, this anecdotal drama never rises above the level of lightly likable.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    There doesn’t appear to be any purpose at all to the random exchanges and interactions that pass for a plot.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Despite stretches of skillfully sustained suspense, Apollo 18 ultimately comes across as little more than a modestly clever stunt.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    While the sheer novelty of a feature about lacrosse may be enough to generate some audience curiosity about A Warrior's Heart, this respectably crafted but thoroughly predictable indie rarely deviates from the gameplan followed by countless other dramas about self-absorbed young hotheads who get a shot at redemption on the playing field.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    A clunky and cheesy disaster.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Painfully sincere yet hopelessly amateurish dramedy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    A '70s-style redneck romp aimed at folks who felt intellectually challenged by the complex narrative stratagems of "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo."
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Destined to be better remembered for its grisly billboard imagery than for its relatively tame torture-porn tropes, Captivity is a thoroughly nasty piece of work that nonetheless earns credit for generating modest suspense after a predictable but effective plot twist around the 50-minute mark.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Solid performances, handsome production values and a few genuinely creepy scenes are not enough to save Godsend.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    [A] ponderously paced, needlessly convoluted and altogether unexceptional thriller.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    This undistinguished picture qualifies as an endangered species. As a digital babysitter, however, it may prove sufficiently efficient to generate fair-to-middling homevid sales.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Smoothly maneuvering within the limitations of genre conventions, Bats emerges as a vigorously paced and surprisingly satisfying piece of work.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    It's an instantly disposable and shamelessly derivative piece of work -- call it petit guignol, and you won't be far off the mark -- but first-time feature helmer Jonathan Liebesman shows a savvy flair for atmospheric visuals.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Kind of a drag when it resorts to frantic slapstick and tired action-comedy tropes, but modestly engaging during stretches that suggest the project would have worked better as an exuberant musical.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    The series' quest for different and challenging Pokemon reaches a nearly absurd endpoint this time.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    It's debatable whether the original 1974 "Black Christmas" is, as its most rabid fans claim, the mother of all slasher movies. But there can be no argument regarding the scant merits of its slapdash, soporifically routine remake, suitable only for the least discriminating of gore hounds.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    Emerges as a formulaic thriller that plays more like direct-to-video fare than a megaplex-worthy feature.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Leydon
    At once annoyingly hyper and underwhelmingly dull.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Might be extremely effective while preaching to the converted, but it's no great shakes as secular entertainment.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    Entirely comfortable as the crude character he has honed in countless stand-up routines and TV appearances, Larry the Cable Guy sustains a level of likeability that enables him to get away with a lot more than he has any right to. But, he remains very much an acquired taste.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Haphazard mix of boisterously crude comedy, romantic entanglements, class-conscious clashes and intensely competitive hardball.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Looking and sounding like a second-tier '80s made-for-cabler, Crazy on the Outside is the sort of bland trifle one might watch to kill time during an extended flight.
    • 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.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Plays like an overextended variety-show sketch.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    Ranks as the most slapdash comedic star vehicle to hit screens since Harland Williams misfired with the career-stalling "RocketMan."
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    The script is so thinly written that the main characters are defined almost entirely by the actors playing them. Fortunately, seasoned pros Slater, Rhames and Cromwell are able to flesh out their boilerplate parts.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Curtis and Pacula are thoroughly convincing in thinly written roles.

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