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Joe Leydon

Joe Leydon
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
54% 47 Meters Down (2017) A formulaic but effective thriller about two sisters trapped beneath the waves in shark-infested waters.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
41% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) A routine but reasonably diverting B-movie about a conscience-stricken hit man and the girl he opts not to kill.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
No Score Yet 96 Souls (2017) A scientist gains the power to read minds, but doesn't do anything terribly interesting with his new ability.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
49% Everything, Everything (2017) A ridiculous third-act reveal undermines this sappy but sweet romance between a girl with a rare immune disorder and the new boy next door.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
No Score Yet Illicit (2017) A tepid throwback to the days when video store shelves groaned beneath the weight of "Fatal Attraction" knockoffs.‐ Variety
Posted May 5, 2017
40% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) An uneven but amusing farce that serves as another hand-tooled vehicle for 'Instructions Not Included' star Eugenio Derbez.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
40% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) This umpteenth retread of the 'Blair Witch' formula adds nothing new of note to the tired found-footage horror genre.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
17% N.O.L.A. Circus (2017) A laugh-free zone in which cast members act at the top of their lungs to compensate for the witless script.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
11% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) Second-rate monkey business that never achieves liftoff.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2017
100% Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2016) An engrossing behind-the-scenes look at the flight controllers and support crews that helped America win the space race.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
79% The Case for Christ (2017) An intriguing faith-based detective story in which an investigative reporter becomes a true believer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
No Score Yet Pitching Tents (2017) While some of the genuine articles sporadically earned chuckles with vulgar sight gags and gratuitous nudity, "Pitching Tents" is too timorous to risk being truly offensive.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) The beloved TV host strives to be taken seriously in his battle against anti-science forces.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
100% Mayhem (2016) Call it "Margin Call Goes to Hell," and you'd be pretty close to the mark‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
No Score Yet Small Town Crime (2017) A hardboiled melodrama with a heart of tarnished gold.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
83% The Strange Ones (2017) Despite the game efforts of its lead actors, this indie road-movie drama goes nowhere - slowly.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
No Score Yet Dealt (2017) Here's the deal: Luke Korem's documentary is a fascinating portrait of a blind card mechanic.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
100% Lucky (2017) Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in "Lucky," an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that's important.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
No Score Yet The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) Can be enjoyed as both a straight-shooting homage to crotchety sidekicks and shoot-'em-up conventions, and a well-crafted movie about loyalty, betrayal, and redemption that dutifully acknowledges, without slavishly mimicking ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
91% Punching Henry (2017) Sharply observed and understatedly amusing ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
No Score Yet The Great & the Small (2017) Writer-director Dusty Bias offers an engaging dramedy about lives of quiet and not-so-quiet desperation.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
92% From Nowhere (2017) Credible and creditable performances by a fine cast of promising newcomers and familiar veterans enhance the emotional impact of this low-key but compelling indie‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
40% Fall (2014) Throughout the entirety of "Fall," Murphy unassumingly serves notice that proficient character actors we often take for granted really shouldn't be.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
56% Wheeler (2017) This faux documentary about a country music singer-songwriter plays like a long-distance ego trip.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
80% The Grace of Jake (2017) Writer-director Chris Hicky makes a promising debut as feature filmmaker with this low-key drama of redemption.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
97% Kedi (2017) Kedi will make you a believer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
35% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Yes, the movie is called "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," but don't let that get your hopes up.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
83% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) A few episodes are less satisfying than others, but only because they spotlight intriguing yet obscure figures that audiences likely would want to learn about in greater detail.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
42% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017) The end result merits a paraphrase of the memorable appraisal by Miss Jean Brodie: For those who like that sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they probably will like.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
63% Detour (2017) This surprisingly satisfying neo-noir thriller borrows a few pages from "Sliding Doors."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
4% Arsenal (2017) "You could argue that, at this point, [Nicolas Cage] is to 21st-century VOD fare what Wings Hauser was to '80s direct-to-video quickies."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
31% The Hollow Point (2016) An over-the-top Ian McShane is the chief selling point for this formulaic neo-noir drama, which also stars Patrick Wilson.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
No Score Yet Hollow Point (1995) The humor is often strained but the actors are always game in "Hollow Point," a modestly entertaining opus that tries to inject a "Moonlighting" style of levity into a routine action-adventure plot. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
50% Sky On Fire (Chongtian huo) (2016) Ringo Lam returns to his roots with a rehash of elements from '80s Hong Kong action cinema.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
15% Incarnate (2016) Offers a relatively fresh take on standard-issue exorcism-melodrama tropes, along with a performance by Aaron Eckhart that is more than persuasive enough to encourage the investment of a rooting interest.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
33% Believe (2016) Schmaltzy faith-based drama isn't quite a lump of coal, but it's not a Christmas present, either.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
0% Life on the Line (2016) John Travolta dodges downed power lines, but can't escape the clichés.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
6% Shut In (2016) It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, scads of cliches appeared on the horizon.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
50% Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) Wink-wink references to other Bollywood features add spice to this lukewarm masala.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
0% Max Steel (2016) A half-baked, time-wasting curtain-raiser for a superhero franchise that is never, ever going to happen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
No Score Yet Priceless (2016) A surprisingly involving faith-based drama about human trafficking.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
58% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) A youth-skewing comedy-fantasy with possible cross-generational appeal.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
50% Phantasm: Ravager (2016) It's kinda-sorta like an Alain Resnais movie, only with zombie dwarfs. And four-barrel shotguns. And, of course, floating, blade-bedecked silver spheres.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) The Original Gangsta Lizard gets a largely satisfying reboot in "Shin Godzilla," a surprisingly clever monster mash best described as the "Batman Begins" of Zilla Thrillers.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
10% I.T. (2016) Pierce Brosnan provides a welcome low-tech touch to John Moore's high-tech thriller.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
78% Werewolf (2016) The familiarity and predictability of its scenario about co-dependency in the lower depths make the relatively short Canadian indie seem longer than it is.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
67% Finding Altamira (Altamira) (2016) Antonio Banderas' admirable performance fails to energize Hugh Hudson's handsome but ponderous period drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016) To call this feeble comedy a misfire would be to give it more credit than it's due.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
0% The Disappointments Room (2016) Despite Kate Beckinsale's game efforts, D.J. Caruso's thriller proves altogether worthy of its title.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
12% When the Bough Breaks (2016) "When the Bough Breaks" comes across as a Lifetime cable movie that got lucky and won a lottery offering theatrical release as first prize.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016