For 542 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Leydon's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Knocked Up
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 542
542 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Despite these flashbacks, however, God Spoke never really delves into the reasons and/or motivations behind Franken's transformation from monologist and sketch-comedy performer to political pundit and liberal activist. Indeed, even during intimate moments, Franken rarely comes across as someone given to explaining himself.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Neither a grand slam nor a strikeout, Everyone's Hero is minor-league animated entertainment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    For those who felt insufficiently uplifted by "Invincible" and "Gridiron Gang," here comes Facing the Giants, an aggressively inspirational drama about a born-again high school football coach.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Junky, jokey and sometimes both at once, pic marks yet another attempt by World Wrestling Entertainment to establish one of its burly superstars as a movie lead.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Result: An undeniably clever commingling of a new cast (and spoken dialogue) with a silent classic. But pic fails to engage consistently on its own terms, and begins to coast on novelty value around the midway point.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Modestly amusing in fits and starts, Fired! proves most potent when on-screen interviewees are playing for keeps, not for laughs.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Michael Landon Jr.'s respectfully sincere but only fitfully involving film.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Modestly engaging but thoroughly predictable.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    War
    Quickly devolves into a standard-issue crime drama laced with routine martial artistry.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    There's a pleasantly dreamy quality to much of Eye of the Dolphin, and that goes a long way toward enabling audiences to ignore the formulaic plot and enjoy the laid-back charms of this innocuous indie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A wildly uneven drama, by turns sincere and synthetic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    While The Longshots is by no means an unpleasant experience, it feels like a project carried out by people who began with the best of intentions but weren't quite able to sustain their initial enthusiasm.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Indie effort evidences more energy than wit, and spends too much time on set-up before a slam-bang pay-off.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    The performances are credible across the board, excessive sentimentality is largely avoided, and the sequences devoted to rough-and-tumble rugby match-ups are expertly shot and edited.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A modestly inventive, sporadically exciting thriller that nonetheless proves too faithful to its central conceit for its own good.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Wildly uneven effort, which is notably more strained and slapdash than such earlier efforts as "Madea's Family Reunion" and "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Long on atmosphere yet short on dramatic tension.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Engaging lead performances and snatches of witty repartee help lubricate the creaky plot mechanics in Weather Girl, a lightly amusing but thoroughly predictable dramedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Strong performances, a few dramatically potent scenes and a vividly specific evocation of locale barely offset hackneyed and muddled elements in a script that plays like a first draft.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Chalk it up as a middling B-pic that, with a bit more wit and style, could have been at least a cult item.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Too mild-mannered and fuzzily focused for its own good.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Modestly engaging but thoroughly formulaic drama about a boxer turned preacher who returns to the ring to fund a community-outreach center.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Too tepid to interest anyone old enough to operate a TV remote control.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A handsome but ho-hum swashbuckler that springs to life only during a few spirited scenes of acrobatic swordplay.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Aggressively stylish but dramatically flaccid.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Haphazard mix of boisterously crude comedy, romantic entanglements, class-conscious clashes and intensely competitive hardball.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Toddlers and pre-teens will be entertained, and parents will be pleasantly surprised, by this more-than-just-bearable musical road movie.