Jon Lyus

Jon Lyus

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
HeyUGuys
Total Reviews:
53

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 96% Lilting (2014) " The film comes from a really genuine place, but sadly just doesn't quite reach far enough in terms of its exploration of a notoriously difficult subject." — HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) " We see much of both sides in Dinosaur 13." — HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/5 —— Scintilla (The Hybrid) " A completely average, forgettable science fiction film." — HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 21% Let's Be Cops (2014) " There are enough jokes to help steady the narrative back in the right direction. Unfortunately, it's just not quite enough to keep you on board." — HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/5 25% Die Frau des Polizisten (The Police Officer's Wife) " The Police Officer's Wife is a vital piece of cinema; courageous and gut-wrenching in spite of its errors." — HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/5 71% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 " The Inbetweeners 2 is very funny." — HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 6, 2014
2/5 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " With one contrived plot twist too many the final act descends into a fug of farce stealing the film's early promise." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 20, 2014
5/5 100% All This Mayhem " A cautionary tale for sure, it is also a charismatic, frantic and utterly engrossing adventure into the drop we all face when partying on the summit." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 100% The Overnighters (2014) " The Overnighters is as worthy a case for additional industry across the First World than any political speech." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 86% Bright Days Ahead (2014) " Bright Days Ahead is a fitting title for a story about one woman's transition at a turning point of her life where time is no longer her enemy, but her anchor." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " The Fault In Out Stars is a poignant, thematic, and sometimes nostalgic meditation of young love, life, and loss." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 100% Concerning Violence " While the linear presentation of the film lacks the rigorous artistry of the films of, say, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, it does attempt to realise an entire history through only a handful of shots." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 10, 2014
4/5 —— We Are Many " We Are Many however conveys the roots of this action in a spirited, passionate and invigorating account of vocal democracy." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " Immensely funny and appallingly blunt at the same time, it's a comedy with a soul as black as they come." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " A sequel that's just as funny, heartwarming and well-crafted as the original." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 94% Ida (2014) " Ida is a film that will stay in the minds of audiences for days after the credits have rolled." — HeyUGuys
Posted May 27, 2014
5/5 88% The Punk Singer (2013) " The Punk Singer is the sort of film that makes you want to shriek with a hectic muddle of rage, adoration and passion! A must-see piece of cinema." — HeyUGuys
Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 —— Top Dog " A film with some substance as well as style." — HeyUGuys
Posted May 21, 2014
3/5 65% Beyond the Edge (2014) " Despite the scenes featuring Moffitt and Tenzing were sometimes awkward and the inclusion of 3D not adding much to the overall viewing experience, Beyond The Edge is an enjoyable, informative and sometime-stunning docu-film." — HeyUGuys
Posted May 19, 2014
2/5 81% Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014) " Pantani is ultimately a disappointment as it takes a gripping and intriguing story and tells it in a way which is often dull and frustrating." — HeyUGuys
Posted May 16, 2014
4/5 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " Consistently gripping and fascinating." — HeyUGuys
Posted May 15, 2014
3/5 83% Intramural (2014) " A satisfying homage to the great sports films in cinematic history." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 30, 2014
4/5 92% The Case Against 8 (2014) " We all know how The Case Against 8 ends, but you'll still be moved to tears by the movie's ability to depict a world in flux through the changes in a handful of people's lives." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 28, 2014
4/5 64% Finding Fela! (2014) " Something to be excited about!" — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 28, 2014
4/5 85% The Voices " A genuine delight!" — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 28, 2014
4/5 —— 5 to 7 " 5 To 7 isn't a perfect film, but it does a remarkable job of engaging the audience with just enough charm to distract from its wholly unoriginal story." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 25, 2014
4/5 100% Le Roi et l'oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) (2003) " For the most part this is a lyrical game of cat and mouse with inspirational design and childlike charm." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 23, 2014
4/5 —— Life Partners (2014) " Susanna Fogel has created a film that is at times a social satire, a romantic comedy, and a coming-of-age tale all woven together into a satisfying and heartfelt chronicle of a beautiful friendship." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3/5 46% About Alex (2014) " Writer/director Jesse Zwick shows promise, and as a first feature, the film is impressive, but it's not likely to stay with you after the credits roll." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 23, 2014
4/5 71% The Motel Life (2013) " There's definitely a niche audience out there that will love The Motel Life; and this is a film that deserves to be loved." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 69% Visitors (2014) " Visitors will work for some but fall short for many, it is an experiment in filmmaking that attempts something new but ultimately fails." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 90% Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus " Dangerous Acts transcends its contemporary relevance. " — HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 81% Salvo (2014) " A stylish, beautiful ode to all that is glorious about Italian melodrama." — HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 —— Powerless " Powerless is an extraordinary documentary feature that is definitely worth watching even if there is yet to be a happy ending." — HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 19, 2014
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " If you are expecting to see buckets of blood, no less than 25+ slow motion shots and the angriest sex scene of all of 2014, then 300: Rise of an Empire will not disappoint!" — HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 5, 2014
3/5 77% Teenage (2014) " Not just for the young, Teenage is a film for the young at heart, or just for anyone who has ever been interested in teen culture." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 18% Vendetta (2014) " A new dawn for Dyer?" — HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 21, 2013
5/5 100% The Epic Of Everest " A spellbinding tale about the limit of human endurance and the savagery of mother nature." — HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) " It's a shame it took these guys 30 years to team-up. Better late than never." — HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 59% Riddick (2013) " Pitch Black still represents the high point of the series, but Riddick is an entertaining and efficient sci-fi flick. " — HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 3, 2013
4/5 97% Gravity (2013) " This is a thrilling and moving rollercoaster of a movie that will appeal to space geeks and romantics alike." — HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 28, 2013
5/5 68% Elysium (2013) " An exciting and visually stunning film, one which perhaps holds too much to a familiar path, but which is undeniably thrilling." — HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 10, 2013
3/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " A visually striking film but hollowed-hearted." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jul 8, 2013
4/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " In essence Man of Steel is a perfect companion piece to Nolan's Batman Begins. It takes the well-loved, well-worn bones of the beloved source material and creates a new world around them." — HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 11, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Star Trek Into Darkness will send Trekkers into paroxysms of delight." — HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 30, 2013
4/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " It isn't the director's best work by any means, but it retains the excitement and punch inherent in his films. Tarantino's trademark playfulness and verve Django Unchained is a lot of fun. " — HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 11, 2013
3.5/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " A tighter hand (and one less film in the mix) may have helped this first film somewhat but there's no doubt that the first step taken on our journey with The Hobbit is an enjoyable and visually stunning one." — HeyUGuys
Posted Dec 9, 2012
4/5 89% My Brother The Devil (2013) " In the busy swirl of London urban dramas which fly in and out of our cinemas this thoughtful and powerful film stands above the crowd." — HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 12, 2012
3.5/5 42% Midnight's Children (2013) " Midnight's Children has moments of brilliance, kept from greatness by a narrative out of reach." — HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 19, 2012
4/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " Undoubtedly Daniel Craig's best outing; this is a new kind of Bond film." — HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 12, 2012
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