For 567 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Leydon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Knocked Up
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 567
567 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Wildly uneven as it doggedly strives (sometimes with obvious strain) to sustain a free-wheeling, anything-goes air of exuberant junkiness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Psychopathia Sexualis exists in the gray area between ponderous stylization and campy affectation.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    The Darkest Hour turns out to be a modestly inventive and involving variation on a standard-issue sci-fi doomsday scenario.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A potentially gripping story of empowerment through armed resistance is almost totally undermined by studied, self-conscious storytelling.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    As a stripped-to-essentials "canned theater" version of a classic Jacobean drama, The Changeling likely will prove most useful as a teaching tool in college-level drama courses.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Once you get past an incredibly self-indulgent intro — an uncomfortably long mash-up of comedy sketch and road-trip-with-entourage doc that seems simultaneously apologetic and arrogant — you can enjoy approximately an hour of boisterously freewheeling and unabashedly raunchy funny stuff in Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Francophile film buffs and obsessive deconstructionists might be amused, but less indulgent auds will find derivative pic artificial and mannered.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Aggressively stylish but dramatically flaccid.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Michael Landon Jr.'s respectfully sincere but only fitfully involving film.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A bland gumbo of wartime intrigue and home-front soap opera in the bayou country of Louisiana.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    While marred by cheap tricks and borderline camp, picture comes off as a largely low-key, intelligent effort.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A wildly uneven drama, by turns sincere and synthetic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Despite the palpable air of deja vu that hangs over it like a light fog, The Devil Inside generates a fair amount of suspense during sizable swaths of its familiar but serviceable exorcism-centric scenario.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    It's more likely to serve as a calling card than a breakthrough for any of the parties involved.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A handsome but ho-hum swashbuckler that springs to life only during a few spirited scenes of acrobatic swordplay.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Moderately interesting as a once-over-lightly political history lesson best suited for home-screen consumption.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Despite enough good intentions to pave a four-lane highway, the ardently sincere but dramatically unfocused For Greater Glory plays like a multipart miniseries that has been hacked down to feature length.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    There’s something curiously underwhelming about the blood-soaked mayhem on display in Hatchet III.

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