Ben Lyons

Ben Lyons
Ben Lyons's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): At the Movies
Biography:
At the Movies film critic.
Publications: At the Movies

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% District 9 (2009) What an achievement in filmmaking. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2009
92% Ponyo (2009) I liked that it wasn't bound by the conventions of normal storytelling and I loved seeing a film that is just hand drawn animation. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2009
81% Bandslam (2009) These are characters that make mistakes, they redeem themselves, and they grow throughout the course of the film. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2009
88% Inglourious Basterds (2009) Superbly acted and well constructed, each scene is paced to a chaotic climatic frenzy. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2009
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) I definitely laughed, just not enough to fully recommend it. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2009
39% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) Some fans of the book might enjoy seeing these two soul mates brought to life on the big screen, but for everyone else the interpretation seems forced and at times inconsistent. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2009
60% Paper Heart (2009) There's a lot to love here. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2009
62% A Perfect Getaway (2009) A terrific twist, but goes wasted in a movie that really runs out of steam. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2009
75% Cold Souls (2009) A terrific premise, but I'm not so sure about the execution. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2009
45% Fragments (2008) [A] well acted ensemble piece that I think you should see. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2009
76% Julie & Julia (2009) Meryl Streep is terrific. She will be again the darling of the award show season. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2009
65% Adam (2009) Hugh Dancy is really spectacular in this film. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
94% In the Loop (2009) You feel like a fly on the wall inside of these meetings in the offices and you see how utterly ridiculous everybody is. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
68% Funny People (2009) Apatow has always found a balance of heart and humor in his best films, and Funny People is no exception. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
89% World's Greatest Dad (2009) It's definitely got something special to it. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
81% Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009) Funny at times, perhaps not purposefully so, it's never truly scary or even thrilling. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2009
27% Shrink (2009) A strong script from writer Thomas Moffett and stellar work from Spacey are what really make this movie work. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2009
55% Orphan (2009) Painfully predictable. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2009
79% Humpday (2009) It kind of runs out of steam. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2009
30% The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) (2009) It almost felt like the characters weren't really reciting dialogue that came from them but rather just simply memorizing it off the script. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2009
22% G-Force (2009) It just didn't come together. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2009
14% The Ugly Truth (2009) It's just not believable. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2009
85% 500 Days of Summer (2009) I can't speak highly enough about this really inventive romantic comedy. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2009
13% I Love You Beth Cooper (2009) This is dreadful. This is a pathetic excuse for a movie. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2009
67% Bruno (2009) There are lots of moments in this movie that are genuinely funny. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2009
83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) I think the film really sets up the next two installments of the franchise nicely. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2009
84% Soul Power (2009) Passionate fans of the music will relish these archived images while regular moviegoers will be entertained, but not moved by what they see. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2009
67% Public Enemies (2009) Some strong performances, but I expected more from this great director and stellar cast. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2009
35% Local Color (2006) Obviously a passio project for Gallo but he is never really able to translate that importance to the audience. We never really care or connect with these characters. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2009
46% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) The whole movie is more of the same and I'm afraid the franchis is running out of steam. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2009
19% I Hate Valentine's Day (2009) I found it to be really one note. This is not authentic modern courtship. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2009
47% La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009) The film dances around suspense and satire, but achieves little of both. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2009
100% Afghan Star (2009) This is about an Afghan culture that is at a real turning point. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2009
51% Chéri (2009) Where is the passion? Where is the heat? - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2009
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) One of the most authentic and powerfully believable war movies in recent times. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2009
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) It's confusing and excessive and it just missed the mark completely. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2009
48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) I found the movie to be really tough and challenging and enjoyable. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2009
45% The Proposal (2009) Believability really goes out the window here. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2009
49% Whatever Works (2009) It's no secret that I am a lifelong Woody Allen fan. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2009
55% Surveillance (2009) I thought this was depressing and brutal for brutality sake alone. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2009
68% Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009) The excessive blood and guts and lack of any true scares results in an absurdly conceived and insanely executed movie. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2009
15% Year One (2009) This is a significant notch below the great Monty Python films that tackled religion with intelligence and wit. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2009
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) I was really disappointed by this. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2009
95% Food, Inc. (2009) The film is eye-opening, shocking, and disgusting. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2009
41% Imagine That (2009) [A] misguided, poorly executed family disaster. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2009
90% Moon (2009) This is a deep and inventive exploration into the human psyche, made believable thanks to a wonderful performance from Rockwell. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2009
70% Tetro (2009) Francis Ford Coppola gives you a lot to digest here and I appreciate that. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2009
68% Away We Go (2009) It's refreshing to see a romantic comedy where the leads are already in love at the beginning of the movie, as opposed to the focus being their courtship process. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2009
33% Tennessee (2009) The problem with the film is that it is depressing for no real reason. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2009
26% Land of the Lost (2009) Farrell and McBride are great together at times in this movie. - At the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2009