Leonard Klady

Leonard Klady
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
39% Bloodsport (1988) Hacking through the jungle of cliche and reservoir of bad acting in Bloodsport are some pretty exciting matches. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
42% My Life (1993) The sincere, often touching story tugs shamelessly at the heartstrings. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
91% Brand Upon the Brain! (2006) It is breathlessly preposterous at times but stays clear of arch parody, allowing audiences to be unabashedly part of the antics. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
11% Bushwhacked (1995) Riddled with noble sentiments and good intentions, this great-outdoors hijinx is hiking familiar trails with a combination of bathroom humor, cute kids and a fuzzy, happy ending. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
44% Habibi Rasak Kharban (Habibi) (2012) Susan Youssef employs the religious and political turmoil of the period as well as the region's exotica to breathe new life into the Romeo and Juliet-style romance that's credited as a retelling of a seventh century Arabian saga. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2012
59% Miracle on 34th Street (1994) The overall effect is enjoyable and cuddly like a warm fire on a cold night. It also harkens back to a bygone, simpler time. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
8% It Takes Two (1995) The film's underlying sentiment is conveyed effectively, if obviously. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
23% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) A decided case of diminishing returns. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2009
12% Holy Man (1998) The material lacks a biting edge. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2009
7% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) This followup to last year's successful teens-in-jeopardy opus piles on the chills, thrills and body count. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2009
61% How to Make an American Quilt (1995) Dramatically, more ultimately proves less, and the jumble feels like it should have been torn apart and rethreaded with stronger material. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
78% Rudy (1993) Rudy is one of those beating-the-odds tales that no one does better than Hollywood. A film that hits all the right emotional buttons, it's an intelligent, sentimental drama that lifts an audience to its feet cheering. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
49% The First Wives Club (1996) With its combination of comic zingers and star turns, pic shapes up as one of the more commercial fall entries. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
80% Bopha! (1993) A handsomely crafted, potently played drama that brings the issue of apartheid down to a visceral human dimension. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
12% Steel (1997) Its protagonist is good-natured, wholesome, devoid of moral flaws and acutely civic-conscious. But good intentions aren't good enough, and this Shaq attack is too broad and episodic to attract anything other than the most undemanding crowd. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
5% Major League II (1994) A singularly unfunny, dramatically tepid follow-up to 1989's $ 50 million theatrical success. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
No Score Yet Leprechaun 2 (1994) This malevolent little horror item is a nasty piece of business that revels in chicanery and gore. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
60% The Sandlot (1993) Sweet and sincere, the film is also a remarkably shallow wade, rife with incident and slim on substance. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
51% Trial and Error (1997) "Trial and Error" is a breezy confection for a summer's day that effectively conjures up a smile. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
44% Homegrown (1998) "Homegrown" is serious, funny, sinister, sexy, silly and a lot more. But it isn't particularly good in any one of those departments. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
14% North (1994) The intrinsic failure of Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman's script is that it tips its hand from the start. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
80% Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Cusack is charming and assured in the film. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
43% Dr. Dolittle (1998) Slim on story and rife with scatological jokes, the film may strike a chord with pre-teens but misses for an older crowd despite some nifty effects and broad humor. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
67% Floundering (1994) While the disjointed tale of contemporary alienation doesn't always connect the dots, it has a raw energy and sense of fun that's infectious. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
4% Bio-Dome (1996) It's not by any means inspired madness. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
56% Life During Wartime (1997) It's a film of small delights rather than a home run, and an encouraging first foray for Dunsky. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
69% Dance Me Outside (1994) Bolstered by a winning, youthful cast, the film is a droll ensemble piece that makes its serious points skillfully and effortlessly. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
92% Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) An assured melange of dramatic re-creation, archival material and interviews, it is a uniquely entertaining venture - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
64% Zero Effect (1997) There's an idiosyncratic talent at work here with the potential to blossom into bigger, better and more accomplished films. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
8% Milk Money (1994) With a tip of the hat to the performers, this is a misguided comedy with Hall of Shame pedigree. Its commercial prospects are quick, down and dirty. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
12% Dear God (1996) It unfortunately has an unfinished quality, and plays very much like a good first draft for a much better movie than the one on view. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
5% A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) The ragtag adaptation by Michael Part and Robert Levy is familiar fodder run through a blender too high and too fast. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
12% Dunston Checks In (1996) It's a first-class, stylish farce with a brisk pace and cool wit. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
5% 'Til There Was You (1997) A tired piece of romantic cornball fare that harks back to a bygone era, the film is a badly conceived, poorly executed fairy tale guaranteed to make audiences squirm in their seats. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
61% She's the One (1996) Burns manages to take on a laundry list of touchy issues in a relatively frank, unflinching manner. His characters retain their dignity and integrity without false dramatic redemption. It's a true adult saga. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
38% Tank Girl (1995) The movie version of the graphic comic book is a classic case of kitchen-sink filmmaking, in which the principals have thrown everything into the stew, hoping enough will stick to the audience. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
19% Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) Simple truths are often the most effective, but in this instance they are only banal and mildly amusing. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
53% The Cable Guy (1996) While some of its antic set pieces are genuinely funny, this fuzzy-focus outing is hopelessly disconnected and ultimately unsatisfying. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
10% On Deadly Ground (1994) This is a vanity production parading as a social statement. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2009
73% My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) Anchored by skilled comedienne Julia Roberts, this skewered variation on jealousy and the wrong woman doing battle in the aisles is a winning balance of the familiar and the novel. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2009
56% So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) A tres hip slice of life about the dilemma of marital commitment with just a pinch of Hitchcock providing the cutting edge. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2009
80% While You Were Sleeping (1995) Director Jon Turteltaub has a smooth style suited to classic farce and knows just how to pace the material to accentuate the positive. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2008
21% Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver (1998) As sequels go, Air Bud: Golden Receiver is barking up the wrong tree. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2008
77% The Mask (1994) Adroitly directed, viscerally and visually dynamic and just plain fun. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2008
12% Down Periscope (1996) It's good-natured, innocuous frivolity that should raise a few smiles and generate good but not great spring box office. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2008
89% The Spanish Prisoner (1997) David Mamet has a penchant for sleight-of-hand thrillers, and The Spanish Prisoner is his craftiest to date. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
54% The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) The dinosaur creations are even better than those in the first film --- credible, breathtaking and frightening. As for the rest, every department pales by comparison. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2008
55% Body of Lies (2008) Characters act and react with inexplicable intents and the story evolves in a manner that defies linear or random templates and certainly anything that might keep us engaged emotionally or psychologically. - Movie City News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2008
27% Wild America (1997) The antic coming of age of three Arkansas brothers centers the amusing and entertaining Wild America. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
42% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Robin Hood: Men in Tights marks a return to the wild, anarchic scatological comedies that made Mel Brooks a marquee name around the world. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2008