For 651 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 5.5 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 NOLA Circus
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 651
651 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    War
    Quickly devolves into a standard-issue crime drama laced with routine martial artistry.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A few individual scenes of hand-to-hand and foot-to-face combat are undeniably exciting, and Jovovich once again impresses with her kinetic athleticism. Overall, however, the repetitiveness and occasional incoherence of the nonstop action leave the audience exhausted for all the wrong reasons.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    The documentary works best when it simply offers a concise and cogent account of epochal events.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Might be extremely effective while preaching to the converted, but it's no great shakes as secular entertainment.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Provides enough cheap thrills and modest suspense to shake a few shekels from genre fans before really blasting off as homevid product.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Just funny enough to mollify purists and amuse the uninitiated.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Despite the bumpy pacing and the routine plot elements, writer-director Le-Van Kiet periodically generates a sense of palpable trepidation during what might best be described as a worst-case scenario about post-partum depression.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    There are sporadic compensations for your investment of time: Ian McShane’s robust overplaying of an unapologetically scuzzy small-town lawman, John Leguizamo’s dead-serious villainy as a scarily resilient hit man, evocative lensing by David Jose Montero, and a few modestly inventive twists in the otherwise predictable plot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A glossy teen-weepie romance that often plays like an inspirational indie skewed toward Christian niche market.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town emerges as surprisingly tame fluff, a modestly amusing trifle scarcely saucier than those wink-wink naughty farces that were staples of the ’70s dinner-theater circuit.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    La Scala is able to maintain interest and sustain narrative momentum throughout his fantastical narrative, even while he covers overly familiar territory. In this, he gets immeasurable aid from the sincere performances by his game cast.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    The picture could provide modest amusement for indulgent viewers with a taste for tales of loquacious killers and not-so-innocent bystanders.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Scores a few chuckles while following a familiar game plan.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Tonally dissonant and narratively disjointed, Wild Horses plays like a patchwork quilt of scenes excerpted from a much longer movie, or maybe even a miniseries.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Feels achingly sad and frustratingly incomplete.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A boisterously Tarantinoesque mash-up of cliches, archetypes and bodacious craziness in the tradition of Southern-fried '60s and '70s drive-in fodder, The Baytown Outlaws is the sort of cartoonishly violent and swaggeringly non-PC concoction that defines guilty pleasure for many genre fans.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    This family affair is a squeaky-clean cable-ready comedy, unabashedly retro fluff.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Passably pleasant but thoroughly predictable.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Too narratively disjointed to achieve maximum impact, but too emotionally potent in fits and starts to be dismissed out of hand. Ultimately, Over the GW resembles nothing so much as a rough draft for a more conventional feature.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    A slickly produced, unabashedly celebratory picture about professional skateboarder Danny Way.
    • 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.

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