Leonard Klady
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For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leonard Klady's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Free Willy
Lowest review score: 20 Swing Kids
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Leonard Klady
    An astute, intelligent family picture, the film is a potent reminder that you can have your heart in the right place and still produce a gripping, satisfying entertainment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Leonard Klady
    This is a hip, likable spin on the seasonal icon told with a deft mixture of comedy and sentimentality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Leonard Klady
    The familiar setup sparkles a little brighter here thanks to the ensemble and their deft delivery of the bitchy dialogue in Robert Harling's adaptation of the Olivia Goldsmith novel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Leonard Klady
    Barrymore continues to prove herself as a performer of extraordinary range and charisma, and is simply sublime in the leading role.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Leonard Klady
    Though somewhat overplayed and coy about its destination, the film packs a helluva wallop.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Leonard Klady
    Director Bill Duke renders the period saga with passion, but lacks the sort of fluid, organic style the material requires; the film falls short of its aim for mythic proportion. Still, there's a vibrancy that's engrossing, if uneven.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Leonard Klady
    Lumet never tires of exploring moral quandaries. But what separates his films from the pack is his appreciation for all perspectives.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Leonard Klady
    Director Jon Turteltaub has a smooth style suited to classic farce and knows just how to pace the material to accentuate the positive.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Leonard Klady
    But where others have sunk in the mire of imitation, director Paul Anderson and writer Kevin Droney effect a viable balance between exquisitely choreographed action and ironic visual and verbal counterpoint.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Leonard Klady
    It's a death-defying hodgepodge anchored by the complete confidence of star Carrey.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Leonard Klady
    A richly realized piece of Masterpiece Literature, director Darrell James Roodt's Cry, the Beloved Country has an admirable high polish. But more effort could have been made to address its underlying message and provide an emotional punch to equal the book's resonance.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Leonard Klady
    Grumpier is a welcome continuation that leaves you wanting for another chapter that's as rich in humanity and fun as the initial companion pieces.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Leonard Klady
    While emotionally intense, it's neither hurried nor charged with false drama. It's also one of the most handsome of recent films, with sterling work by cameraman John Toll and production designer Lilly Kilvert.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Leonard Klady
    Abetted by the piercing images of lenser Christopher Doyle, the picture has a vivid, nightmarish quality that's more inviting than repellent. But the filmmaker mutes the impact by repeatedly cutting away to other settings, as if he lacked confidence in the power of the moment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Leonard Klady
    Poetic Justice is a hermetic inner-city love story elevated by resonant social commentary.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Leonard Klady
    Quite simply, It Takes Two is just too cute for words.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Leonard Klady
    Despite fine work from his actors and smooth technical polish, the more provocative elements of the tale arise awkwardly and grate against the early section's almost whimsical nature.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Leonard Klady
    The screenplay, however, denies the film a solid foundation. Jumanji is diverting in a splashy , eye-catching manner, but is about as substantive and durable as filigree.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Leonard Klady
    The new outing - which retains the essential twists of the original, a hit overseas that was never released Stateside - has been physically enhanced with American production values and a marquee cast, but much of the earlier film's humanity and mordant humor have been lost in translation
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Leonard Klady
    The direction and technical elements are obvious, bright and vapid, while the performers struggle against staggering odds to provide nuance.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Leonard Klady
    Apart from its appealing young cast and period score, it has precious little to entice audiences into movie theaters.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Leonard Klady
    What this juvenile adventure has in spades is special effects and picturesque locations. What it lacks is an emotional link to make the Saturday afternoon he-man posturing palatable, or at least bearable.