For 678 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 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Leydon's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 No Greater Love
Lowest review score: 0 Inoperable
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 97 out of 678
678 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Psychopathia Sexualis exists in the gray area between ponderous stylization and campy affectation.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Much like the ongoing real-world meltdown of its troubled star, Lindsay Lohan, I Know Who Killed Me is a disaster that exerts a perverse fascination.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Joe Leydon
    This enjoyable East-meets-Western likely will succeed on its own terms as a sure-fire, long-legged crowd-pleaser.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Leydon
    Koepp does a masterful job of grounding his intimations of the supernatural in a totally persuasive down-to-earth context.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    Picture inspires respect for its first-rate performances, artful construction and meticulous understatement.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Joe Leydon
    Cameron is genuinely compelling as Caleb.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    With appreciably greater emphasis on action than its predecessors, and clever use of 3-D trickery to enhance storytelling as well as offer spectacle, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs could prove the third time really is the charm.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Joe Leydon
    A seductive, fascinating tapestry of small-town life.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    A harmless and frequently humorous trifle.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Joe Leydon
    Deliberately paced, richly atmospheric drama also boasts first-rate work by a splendid supporting cast and impressive production values.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Joe Leydon
    Having earned his stripes by directing a few TV episodes, Frakes makes an auspicious debut as a feature filmmaker, sustaining excitement and maintaining clarity as he dashes through a two-track storyline.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Although closer in tone to "Office Space" than Herman Melville, Jonathan Parker's absurdist update of Bartleby is surprisingly faithful to the spirit, if not the letter, of the "Moby-Dick" author's 1853 novella about an under-achieving Wall Street copy clerk.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Infused with a strong sense of moral outrage, The Empire in Africa provides more heat than light while attempting to explain the motives and methods of combatants who waged the 1991-2002 civil war in Sierra Leone.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    The series' quest for different and challenging Pokemon reaches a nearly absurd endpoint this time.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Lightweight but likable entertainment.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    Too muted to have much lasting impact, and remains modestly diverting only on a scene-to-scene basis. There's no quotable dialogue, no standout action sequence, no flashy supporting performances -- in short, nothing to lift Illegal Tender from the level of competent but inconsequential B-movie.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Leydon
    A sly curve ball of a documentary best described as a sports-themed "Rashomon" with an O. Henry twist.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    With plenty of cheap shocks but little real suspense, Hoboken Hollow is nothing more than an uninspired cavalcade of carnage, much of it shamelessly gratuitous.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Joe Leydon
    In an era when similar genre pics increasingly resemble videogames, musicvideos or glossy commercials, the blunt, brawny simplicity of helmer Jean-Francois Richet's storytelling style seems positively novel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Leydon
    For all the pic’s sentimentality, De Felitta refuses to back away from some unpleasantly realistic touches.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Leydon
    An unsatisfying supernatural thriller with an effectively unsettling build-up and a frustratingly muddled pay-off.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    Curtis and Pacula are thoroughly convincing in thinly written roles.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Joe Leydon
    It's plotless, shapeless -- and yet, it must be admitted, not entirely humorless. Indeed, the more outrageous bits achieve a shock-you-into-laughter intensity of almost Dadaist proportions.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Joe Leydon
    A sloppy and shoddy piece of work, filled with just about every cliche and caricature common to low-budget, low-brow comedies with predominantly African-American casts.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Leydon
    This two-seated star vehicle for top-billed Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz wrings a respectable number of laughs from a formulaic scenario about attracted-opposites who bicker and back-stab their way toward happily-ever-aftering.
    • 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.

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