For 607 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Leydon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 High Fidelity
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 82 out of 607
607 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A frankly formulaic but agreeably funny comedy about has-beens, wannabes and never-weres.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Aggressively stylish but dramatically flaccid.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Too mild-mannered and fuzzily focused for its own good.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    This family affair is a squeaky-clean cable-ready comedy, unabashedly retro fluff.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A bland gumbo of wartime intrigue and home-front soap opera in the bayou country of Louisiana.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Might be extremely effective while preaching to the converted, but it's no great shakes as secular entertainment.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Comes off as a retro reprise of those slam-bang, buddy-buddy action-comedies that proliferated throughout the '80s in the wake of "48 HRS."
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A glossy teen-weepie romance that often plays like an inspirational indie skewed toward Christian niche market.
    • 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.

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