Charlie Lyne

Charlie Lyne

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Charlie Lyne's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% The Selfish Giant (2013) "Though they share the same title, director Clio Barnard's bewitching follow-up to The Arbor bears little cosmetic similarity to the fluorescent idyll of Oscar Wilde's 19th century children's fable. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 18, 2015
18% Serena (2015) "This is a film full of unremarkable compromises - the kind that result in a bland film rather than a bad one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 13, 2014
83% Prince Avalanche (2013) "Flashes of oddball invention can't quite lift Prince Avalanche out of its own meandering fog. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 18, 2013
85% Seduced And Abandoned "If Toback and Baldwin set out to prove that nobody is making good movies any more, then this utterly inept piece of filmmaking should prove just the ticket. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) "An erotic-drama-cum-murder-mystery - where the operative word is unquestionably 'cum'. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
91% Nebraska (2013) "A tangle of film school clichés, rampant condescension and woe-is-me, middle-aged-white-guy-problems so juvenile it would blot even a first-time filmmaker's copybook. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
82% Pussy Riot- - A Punk Prayer (2013) "Reveals little more than the order of events, which have already been succinctly detailed in forms that take considerably less than 86 minutes to process. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
94% Stories We Tell (2013) "Perhaps the most organic, transformative meeting of form and function I've seen this year. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
98% Blackfish (2013) "The film appears to have been spat out of the same auto-outrage documentary generator that gave us The Cove and Bully. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
No Score Yet Nine Dead (2010) "It's a fairly transparent attempt by Hart to shake off her Nickelodeon past, climaxing in a visceral flashback sequence in which she beats a rapist to death with a baseball bat. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
72% Pacific Rim (2013) "Glorified Power Rangers specials don't need to unfold over 131 endless minutes. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 8, 2013
66% Spring Breakers (2013) "In appearing to embrace the mainstream, erstwhile enfant terrible Harmony Korine orchestrates one of his most provocative, formally experimental films to date. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 3, 2013
86% Robot & Frank (2012) "An ageing Frank Langella and a disembodied Peter Sarsgaard make for an unexpectedly dynamic double act in this refreshingly unsentimental geriatric drama. Robust and frank. " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 4, 2013
0% Run For Your Wife "It's hard to believe that the play could have warranted a 9-year theatrical run in 1983. I guess the past really is a foreign country. One populated exclusively by toddlers. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Feb 19, 2013
4/5 55% V/H/S (2012) "Spectacular hits and forgivable misses make this a surefire candidate for cult status. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 17, 2013
93% The Sessions (2012) "For the most part, an authentically subversion take on fringe sexuality. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jan 7, 2013
90% Lincoln (2012) "Even as a historical figure considerably better known than any he's played before, there's no trace of impersonation in Lewis's performance. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jan 7, 2013
70% Les Misérables (2012) "A good example of a movie that contains a single scene of such unfathomable cinematic perfection that to dwell on its various failings seems cruel and unusual. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jan 7, 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) "It's the behaviour of the supposedly affable dwarves that makes this particular 'adventure' such a punishing experience. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jan 7, 2013
57% The Dictator (2012) "The film's writers understand that satire is infinitely more powerful when it's accessible " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Dec 26, 2012
4/5 83% Laurence Anyways (2013) "Dolan seals the deal. But only just. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 29, 2012
85% End of Watch (2012) "End of Watch's found footage pretensions tend to materialise when it has too few ideas. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
87% Frankenweenie (2012) "Maintains the legitimately dark tone of the original short while expanding the narrative in a pleasingly Scissorhands-esque direction. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
80% After Lucia (2013) "93 more riling minutes of cinema you will not find. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
96% Argo (2012) "Functional. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) "Makes the life of a film critic that little bit easier by setting 90% of the drama, action and dialogue literally in the middle of the road. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Nov 10, 2012
2/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) "You'd do well to take the film's advice: read a book instead. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 4, 2012
64% The Campaign (2012) "Emblematic of a US comedy scene that's turning into something of a fraternity. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Sep 28, 2012
67% Ted (2012) "Feel free to tell me to lighten up and get a sense of humour, but it's also worth asking whether it's humour that really drives Ted's nasty streak. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Sep 7, 2012
77% Take This Waltz (2012) "Williams works her adorable little chipmunk cheeks to the bone in a typically weighty role. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Sep 7, 2012
79% Ruby Sparks (2012) "One of the most thoughtful, brilliant films about filmmaking in ages. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Sep 7, 2012
35% Lola Versus (2012) "Greta Gerwig makes something of a success out of this mixed bag of rom-com tropes and indie quirks. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 17, 2012
80% Magic Mike (2012) "A mess of Soderberghian devices so dense that it must surely be considered his definitive work. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 11, 2012
37% Dark Shadows (2012) "Dark Shadows makes almost no attempt to reward cinema audiences. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
95% Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) "Appropriately fawning. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) "Strangely unaffecting. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
38% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) "An unapologetically fan-only experience that might have found more success as a series of YouTube clips than a fully-fledged 94-minute movie. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
83% Laurence Anyways (2013) "Dolan still does attractive young people walking in slow-motion to electropop better than anyone else. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) "Better than its predecessor but worse than most other things. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
64% Antiviral (2013) "Brandon's cunning plan to step out of his father's shadow is basically to plagiarise every movie he's ever made. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
67% Lawless (2012) "There's no denying it's a one-note film, but what a lovely note it is. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
93% Amour (2012) "A two-hour portrait of human existence at its most fucking-hell-when-will-it-end brutal. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
93% Room 237 (2013) "There's something quite charming about Ascher's refusal to outright dismiss his subjects' hallucinations. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
91% The Sapphires (2013) "Its treatment of Big Themes like racism, war and oppression, is shallow to the point of repulsion. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
55% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) "Boasts some incredible scenes. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
85% Sightseers (2013) "The film's narrative concerns frequently play second fiddle to the utterly convincing relationship at its centre. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
43% The Paperboy (2012) "Extreme inconsistencies of tone and structure are mercifully offset by its moments of perverse (and possibly accidental) genius. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
92% Gimme The Loot (2013) "Charmingly lackadaisical. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
64% Cosmopolis (2012) "Just about important enough to be self-important. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
78% Killer Joe (2012) "To pick out any one transgression in Killer Joe is to minimise its overall achievement in crafting one of the least affable movies in recent memory. " ‐ Ultra Culture
Posted Jul 6, 2012
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