For 545 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 31% 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 Knocked Up
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 545
545 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Robbins is such a live wire that he's able to jumpstart his co-stars whenever they're interfacing onscreen.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Haphazard mix of boisterously crude comedy, romantic entanglements, class-conscious clashes and intensely competitive hardball.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    The actors manage to keep from being upstaged by the sets, though just barely. Abraham goes over the top, then further still.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A slackly paced but modestly diverting trifle, with cameos by recording artists Beck, Beth Orton and Hank Williams III to elevate the hipper-than-thou quotient.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    There is a great deal more style than substance here. The special effects experts and the other members of the technical crew do their considerable best to give their various hacking sequences the look of warp-speed sci-fi fantasy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Insufficiently focused but undeniably intriguing.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A silly and plodding "Jaws" rip-off about a 40-foot man-eating snake on the prowl in the Brazilian rain forest.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A bland slab of sentimental hokum that proves even the most smart-alecky of indie auteurs can turn warm and fuzzy on occasion.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Sequel is louder and more elaborate (and even slightly longer) than predecessor, but the law of diminishing returns has caught up with this franchise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    There's a pronounced lack of emotional pay-off that likely will derail any attempts to position Word Wars as an aud-friendly crowd-pleaser with breakout potential comparable to "Spellbound."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A mildly pleasant, aggressively retro kidpic that should please undemanding moppets without unduly boring their parents.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    By turns darkly comical, seriously scary and purposefully incendiary, Bush's Brain may seem, depending on your politics, either a shamelessly one-sided assault on a popular U.S. president or a justifiably harsh critique of a politician who personifies the Peter Principle.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Unmistakably sympathetic but mostly even-handed documentary.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A muddled metaphysical allegory that isn't nearly sunny enough to camouflage its darker undercurrents.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Sincere but unexceptional.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A few good laughs but few surprises in Next Friday, an amiably unfocused sequel.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    So insubstantial that it practically evaporates on screen, Pooh's Heffalump Movie likely will play best with toddlers and pre-schoolers easily amused by bright colors, merry songs and lovable, huggable toon animals.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    An ungainly hodgepodge of vaudeville-style comedy, turgid soap-operatics, and joyful epiphanies of gospel-flavored uplift.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Just funny enough to mollify purists and amuse the uninitiated.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    There's little chance of grabbing teens (or even many tweens) during summertime playdates. Still, small fry will be enchanted by this rambunctious action-adventure.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Scores a few chuckles while following a familiar game plan.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A wildly uneven, sporadically slapdash action-adventure that amuses in fits and starts.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Despite game efforts from a first-rate cast and acres of impressive production values, Event Horizon remains a muddled and curiously uninvolving sci-fi horror show.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic showcases the comic-actress in her familiar on-stage persona as a blithely self-involved Jewish American Princess whose penchant for perky vulgarity can be explosively funny or unnervingly shocking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Feels achingly sad and frustratingly incomplete.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A modestly clever concept gets indifferent execution in When a Stranger Calls, another bigger-yet-blander remake of an allegedly "classic" '70s shocker.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Tyler Perry offers another blithely unbalanced mix of low comedy, sudsy sentiment and spiritual uplift in Madea's Family Reunion.