Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Publications:
Gazette (MD) , Lyles' Movie Files
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
373

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
9.5/10 96% The Muppets (2011) " Serving as both a wondrous stroll down your childhood and a fantastic introduction to Kermit and company, this is a warmly inspired nostalgia kick that will delight both longtime fans and endear the franchise to a new generation." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Apr 18, 2014
9.5/10 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " Without question the undisputed best pure action movie sequel ever. " — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Apr 3, 2014
6/10 45% In the Blood (2014) " Go in knowing the film will deliver on butt-kicking Carano, but not much else and you'll be perfectly satisfied." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Apr 3, 2014
10/10 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Marvel Studios' answer to 'The Dark Knight' is tremendously entertaining and likely the superhero blockbuster to beat not just for 2014, but possibly many years to come." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/10 —— Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014) " Another weak, uninspired effort that once again proves that if you want fun, exciting adventures featuring The Avengers your local theater is the only option worth considering." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Apr 1, 2014
7.5/10 22% Sabotage (2014) " Isn't your typical Schwarzenegger action film, but it's another thrilling Ayer's cop drama in his now trademark, gritty fashion that will leave fans riveted." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Mar 27, 2014
9/10 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " You may not find yourself goofily grinning and laughing at any other film this year as you will during this and that's fitting because they just don't build too many movies like this anymore. " — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Mar 24, 2014
8/10 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " For those Muppet fans fearing the last film was a fluke, no need to worry at all as even Statler and Waldorf wouldn't be able to find much to complain about with this immensely satisfying installment." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/10 41% Divergent (2014) " It doesn't take long to get the sense that the filmmakers desperately want this to be the next 'Twilight,' 'Harry Potter' or 'Hunger Games' instead of aiming higher and simply trying to be the first 'Divergent.'" — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/10 23% Need For Speed (2014) " To its credit, this isn't just another dumb video game adaptation that's a poor fit for the big screen. Nope, this by any classification would be a so-dumb-it's-stupid film regardless of its source material." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Mar 13, 2014
6.5/10 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " For the uninitiated, it's enjoyable enough to see what the fuss is all about even if it will likely lead you to Netflix or other binge-viewing options for a marathon session afterwards." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/10 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) " The real nightmare is the tragic lack of creativity in this new look of one of the genre's greatest characters." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Mar 8, 2014
7.5/10 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " A bloody good - emphasis on the bloody - if occasionally flawed, companion piece that's nearly as entertaining a crowd-pleaser as its predecessor." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Mar 6, 2014
8.5/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) " While there may be some plot holes or absurd conveniences if you were determined to look hard enough, the film is too much fun to bother worrying about it. Sit back and enjoy it, Captain Neeson has everything fully in control." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/10 24% Pompeii (2014) " Anderson unfortunately has all the subtlety of Kim Kardashian in a thong bikini so he can't resist the urge of teasing the pending eruption instead of doing any worthwhile character development." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Feb 20, 2014
7/10 70% About Last Night (2014) " Thoughtful, relatable and often hilarious. Wisely timed for a Valentine's Day release, couples won't find a better option than this romantic crowd pleaser." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Feb 13, 2014
5/10 48% RoboCop (2014) " While not nearly as worthless a remake as the 2012 take on 'Total Recall,' this updated approach is nonetheless just as uninspired, turning the revenge-seeking super cop into a miscast comic book superhero." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Feb 12, 2014
3/10 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " A clunky, dull effort that lacks any measure of excitement or thrills, desperately leaving you wanting more and wishing its talented filmmakers could have done more with such an intriguing premise." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/10 —— Justice League: War (2014) " Warner Bros. Animated fans have come to expect a supremely high standard of excellence from the films featuring the characters from the DC Comics Universe and 'War' just doesn't measure up. " — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Feb 3, 2014
2/10 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you may be tempted to give this film a shot, but don't. You'll be far better off going with stale chocolate and wilted flowers than treating any of your loved ones to this debacle." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Feb 2, 2014
8/10 80% Superman vs. The Elite (2012) " With better visuals, it would easily be among the Top 5 DC animated films, but dubious designs keep it just out of elite class status." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 31, 2014
6.5/10 40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) " A pleasant, harmless distraction that's plenty of fun if you want a lighter take on the world of caped crusaders" — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/10 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Beyond the expected excellent performance by Streep and a stellar cast headlined by Roberts - all of whom have been more enjoyable in better films - there's little reason to sit through what amounts to be a very miserable family reunion." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 16, 2014
1/10 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " There's just so little to be enthusiastic about a film so laughingly bad and perfectly underwhelming. On the bright side, we've already got a strong contender for worst film of the year." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 9, 2014
4/10 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " There may not be another filmmaker in better position to create the next 'Saving Private Ryan,' but this represents another passion project for Berg that fails to give audiences a reason to care as much as its director." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 9, 2014
9.5/10 96% Goldfinger (1964) " For 007 fans or action adventure/spy movie fans in general, it really doesn't get much better than "Goldfinger," a tremendous blockbuster that entertains on every level." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 8, 2014
8.5/10 43% Brooklyn's Finest (2010) " Fuqua once again proves his mastery of the cop/crime drama genre, making for the best of its kind since 'The Departed.'" — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Jan 3, 2014
9.5/10 94% Her (2014) " Unlike anything else you'll see this year. It's a romantic drama that dares to be different and with Jonze at the peak of his storytelling prowess, it's easy to love." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 26, 2013
5/10 30% Grudge Match (2013) " Has its moments, but is largely forgettable and with so many better options currently in theaters, this is strictly a preliminary bout that can easily be skipped." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 24, 2013
5/10 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Like a hyperactive three-year-old. Sure, for a little while the over-the-top antics and outrageous moments are cute, but after three hours, it becomes exhausting and annoying leaving you simply waiting for it to finally be put to bed." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 24, 2013
9/10 93% American Hustle (2013) " Don't get distracted by all the quick talking, double-crosses or backstabbing. Just enjoy some of today's most talented masters of their craft doing what they do best in a film that will leave you feeling anything but ripped off once it's over." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 20, 2013
6/10 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " An audience-pleasing, if incomplete look behind the Walt Disney empire's curtain." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 16, 2013
7/10 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Two-thirds of the way through 'The Hobbit' trilogy and it's apparent that while this won't match the level of excellence of the LOTR films, Jackson still finds a little more magic left in Middle Earth." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 12, 2013
9/10 89% Frozen (2013) " A charming effort that successfully combines gorgeous modern animation with the retro feel of a Disney classic. " — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 6, 2013
5/10 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " The performances aren't enough to make this a must-see as the script leaves them hanging too often and may leave you steaming with disappointment." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 5, 2013
7/10 63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) " You might not fall out of your seat laughing, but the film is consistently enjoyable from start to the very clever and amusing finish and with its brisk 93 minutes, it's worth taking a dip in this tub." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 3, 2013
9/10 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " A runaway powerhouse film packed with emotionally-gripping performances, outstanding direction and a script that challenges viewers like few other films have this year." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Dec 3, 2013
3/10 49% Black Nativity (2013) " Had the execution been tighter, it would be an easy recommendation, but as is, there's no need to rush off from Thanksgiving leftovers to see it." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 26, 2013
9.5/10 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " So well done that it justifies every moment fans have not so patiently awaited the second installment of what has become the most satisfying franchise since 'Harry Potter.'" — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 21, 2013
4/10 16% Jumper (2008) " A movie that has a tremendous premise and awesome special effects that are ultimately hindered by a script that prevents its characters from every fully taking off." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 20, 2013
8/10 92% In a World... (2013) " Take notice Hollywood, your next most promising triple threat has arrived with one of the freshest and funniest comedies this year." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 17, 2013
8.5/10 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " Reunited and it feels so good through the laughs and the cheers, 'The Best Man Holiday' is one of the most charming comedy/dramas in years." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/10 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " Maybe you could stretch some deeper meaning out of it, surmising that Coppola wanted to make as vapid and empty a movie as her subjects and their inspiration. That's great for a Film & Society term paper, but it doesn't exactly make for a riveting movie." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 13, 2013
9.5/10 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " The most thoroughly fan pleasing comic book film since 'The Avengers.' I'm already pumped up for 'Thor 3.'" — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 8, 2013
8.5/10 77% Thor (2011) " Strikes a mighty blow to the summer blockbuster season and will charge up audiences just like the first 'Iron Man.'" — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 6, 2013
5/10 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Packed with a staunch anti-war sentiment and anti-bullying message in a slick looking science-fiction package, it has a lot to say, but little of it is especially entertaining." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Nov 1, 2013
9.5/10 80% The Untouchables (1987) " The best cop/mob movie remains decidedly untouchable." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 28, 2013
7/10 49% Escape Plan (2013) " Features two action hero workhorses from the 1980s, but the film's decrepit script is the only throwaway relic in this otherwise entertaining action thriller." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 17, 2013
9.5/10 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " The most powerful movie I never want to see again. This is not a film meant to entertain or be enjoyed, but rather provide the most unflinching, rawest portrayal of slavery ever put to film and McQueen accomplishes that masterfully." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 17, 2013
10/10 97% Gravity (2013) " Isn't just a great movie, it's a great experience that frequently astonishes, captivates and embraces the challenge of raising the bar on what we should expect from modern day films." — Lyles' Movie Files
Posted Oct 14, 2013
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