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Joe Leydon

Joe Leydon

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Beta Test (2016) "A real-world first-person shooter causes mayhem in this preposterous sci-fi action-thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 22, 2016
No Score Yet Dhanak "A slick and engaging Hindi comedy-drama that is equal parts road movie and fairy tale. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 8, 2016
No Score Yet Chicken People "An illuminating and amusingly entertaining look at the thriving subculture of competitive poultry breeders. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 2, 2016
No Score Yet The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry "Unfortunately, the filmmaker is hard-pressed to find a new perspective for this all-too-familiar story. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 20, 2016
No Score Yet The Seer "Should be of interest to passionate devotees of the film's subject. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 19, 2016
40% Traded (2016) "A retrograde horse opera in which the pacing is closer to a leisurely trot than a full gallop. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 13, 2016
35% Puerto Ricans In Paris (2016) "It's difficult to see how the film itself could be any less substantial without evaporating on screen. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 10, 2016
100% Kill Zone 2 (Saat po long 2) (2016) "Helmer Cheang and action director Li Chung Chi offer an impressive array of rock-'em-sock-'em setpieces, and the performances... are thoroughly attuned to the movie's overall tone of fever-pitched martial-arts noir melodrama. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 11, 2016
50% Phantom of the Theatre (2016) "A spooky and stylish thriller that sustains interest even after it veers from the flamboyantly fantastical to the relatively realistic. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 6, 2016
100% Truman "Cesc Gay's wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends enjoying a final reunion in the shadow of impending death, is by turns amusing and affecting - and quite often both at once. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 28, 2016
8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) ""Papa" never transcends the tropes of a formulaic biopic that views its famous subject through the eyes of a worshipful young devotee. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 27, 2016
No Score Yet A Song for You: The Austin City Limits story "With few exceptions - such as a sequence that focuses on a drug-fueled performance by the late Van Zandt - there is little here other than scads of happy memories and samplings of great music. But that's more than enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2016
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke "An entertaining celebration of an Austin mecca for boot-scooters and two-steppers. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 5, 2016
44% Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016) "Slickly produced but scientifically dubious hodgepodge of free-floating paranoia, heart-rending imagery - lots of shots of cute infants who reportedly were damaged by vaccines - and anti-Big Pharma conspiracy mongering. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 3, 2016
No Score Yet The Bandit "An entertaining inside view of the making of 'Smokey and the Bandit,' emphasizing the relationship between Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 18, 2016
100% Sausage Party (2016) "A raunchy and witty animated comedy that definitely isn't kids' stuff. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 15, 2016
100% Slash "An engaging comedy-drama about adolescent outsiders who dabble in fan-fiction while inventing themselves. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 14, 2016
No Score Yet Wuss (2013) "By repeatedly upending expectations and shifting tones, writer-director Clay Liford keeps his audience keenly fascinated and anxious throughout "Wuss." " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 13, 2016
8% Misconduct (2016) "A derivative but diverting thriller featuring relatively subdued turns by Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2016
41% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "The Weinstein Company may have unloaded this embattled Western without fanfare, but it should still appeal to genre fans. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2016
No Score Yet For Grace (2016) "You need know little about haute cuisine to savor the human drama of "For Grace." " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2016
28% The Boy (2016) "Despite game efforts by the cast, this tepid horror opus is never scary enough to overcome its silly premise. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 21, 2016
74% Band Of Robbers (2016) "This clever updating of Mark Twain finds Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer involved in a comic caper. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 16, 2016
68% Touched With Fire (2016) "[A] sensitively detailed and emotionally compelling drama about the exhilarating highs and harrowing lows experienced by two manic depressives during their ill-fated romance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 21, 2015
100% Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (2015) "The late jazz great is honored with a terrific tribute concert and a respectful documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 18, 2015
0% Christmas Eve (2015) "Ho, ho, ho? No, not really. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 8, 2015
50% Capture the Flag (2016) "Parents and grandparents shouldn't be surprised if, afterward, youngsters are sufficiently curious to Google info about the real-life Apollo moon missions that the movie playfully references. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 7, 2015
81% Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) "If you see only one 44-years-later postmortem on a critical and commercial misfire this season, it might as well be "Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans." " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 13, 2015
33% My All American (2015) "For all its basis in real-world events, Pizzo's scenario - adapted from the book "Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story" by Jim Dent - plays like thoroughly predictable, by-the-numbers fiction. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 12, 2015
94% Palio (2015) "As dramatically satisfying as the most crowd-pleasing scripted sports saga. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 6, 2015
89% The Price We Pay (2015) "A concise, engrossing and occasionally infuriating overview of the ways multinationals avoid taxes by stashing profits in offshore havens. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 27, 2015
77% Woodlawn (2015) "Until the balance tips rather too blatantly toward the latter during the final minutes, the overall narrative mix of history lesson, gridiron action and spiritual uplift is effectively and satisfyingly sustained. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 19, 2015
No Score Yet Gridlocked (2016) "Brutally and divertingly efficient as an old-school, high-body-count shoot-'em-up. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 7, 2015
16% The Girl In The Photographs (2016) "A slasher movie filled with smug and self-absorbed characters who are not nearly as clever as they obviously assume they are. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 4, 2015
100% Guilty (Talvar) (2015) "[Talvar] is bound to stir up controversy on its home turf with its dramatically potent depiction of police ineptitude, media excess, bureaucratic infighting and a possible miscarriage of justice. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 1, 2015
62% This Changes Everything (2015) "An unsettling but ultimately encouraging documentary about global warming and grassroots activism. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 30, 2015
81% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "An intelligent and arresting fact-based drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 22, 2015
43% Forsaken (2016) "Refreshingly and unabashedly sincere in its embrace of Western conventions and archetypes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 16, 2015
71% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2016) "Osgood Perkins impresses - and scares - with his chilly debut feature about young women and dark forces. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
24% 90 Minutes In Heaven (2015) "This inspirational indie earns points by being more bluntly realistic than many other faith-based dramas in its depiction of an ordeal that likely would challenge the faith of even the most devout Christians. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 13, 2015
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "A rivetingly suspenseful drama that deftly intertwines elements of ticking-clock thriller and tragic farce. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2015
33% War Room (2015) "By far the most slickly produced and insistently evangelical movie yet from the sibling team of Alex and Stephen Kendrick. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 30, 2015
57% Mateo (2015) "It's easy to see what drew filmmaker Aaron I. Naar to his eponymous subject in "Mateo," but it's almost impossible to share his enthusiasm. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 21, 2015
78% Assassination (2015) "A sensationally entertaining mash-up of historical drama, "Dirty Dozen" style shoot-'em-up, spaghetti Western-flavored flamboyance, and extended action set pieces that suggest a dream-team collaboration of Sergio Leone, John Woo and Steven Spielberg. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 19, 2015
79% Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) "A strictly members-only entertainment for a dedicated target audience, "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'" will impress the uninitiated as very loud and very colorful, but not nearly fast-paced enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 12, 2015
50% Harbinger Down (2015) "Ranks somewhere between self-consciously cheesy SyFy Channel fare and better-than-average direct-to-video product. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 7, 2015
83% Tap World (2015) "An infectiously spirited and pleasingly celebratory documentary about the globe-spanning appeal of American-style tap dance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 6, 2015
88% Miracle Mile (1989) "Deceptively simple and relentlessly gripping, it represents American independent moviemaking at its most exciting and accessible for mainstream audiences. " ‐ The Moving Picture Show
Posted Jul 31, 2015
11% Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2015) " A dramatically flat and tediously disjointed drama that comes across as a standard-issue, cliche-littered, struggling-writer-finds-fulfillment biopic that has been cut-and-pasted into borderline incoherence. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 31, 2015
No Score Yet The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012) "Borgnine's robust performance keeps the pic grounded in a melancholy reality of frustrated dreams, bitter resentments and last-chance opportunities for redemption. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 25, 2015
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