Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
7.5/10 45% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery was a pleasant surprise and another terrific comedy showcase for Aniston. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
9.5/10 89% Plus One (2019) A pure blast and one that's going to be on my heavy rotation of romantic comedies. This is definitely a film worthy of the pleasure of your attendance. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/10 52% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Thinks it's the smartest zombie movie in the room, but it lacks the brains or guts to be anything more than a decent premise done in by an undercooked script. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 31% Shaft (2019) Is the 2019 edition better than its predecessor? Not quite though Jackson is game enough to keep it entertaining enough to make for a fun albeit very different take on Shaft. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
5/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) The biggest problem is there just isn't enough to justify its existence. It's an OK experience, but never feels so creative, fun or clever that it needed the MIB backdrop. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
8/10 100% Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) Between the action, humor and the willingness to truly embrace the spirit of this unique crossover, it's a lot of fun in spite of the oddly timed and questionable gore. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
8/10 90% I Am Mother (2019) Explores similar topics to I Am Legend, but sticks the landing to make for an unpredictable and engaging sci-fi thriller right to the end. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Reason to watch Dark Phoenix: to make sure there's no pulse left in a franchise that helped jump start the modern superhero era, but ironically never managed to evolve. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
9/10 91% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Another huge hit for Netflix that should significantly raise the profile of its two immensely charming and likable leads. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/10 32% Domino (2019) It's not so much the complete lack of suspense that topples Domino, but the overall lifeless presentation gives it a shaky and unstable foundation. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Rattlesnakes (2019) Sketchy ending aside, Rattlesnakes kept me engaged from the cryptic opening sequence right through to the credits. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
9.5/10 57% Aladdin (2019) Right up there with The Jungle Book as the best of the format as it takes viewers to another level (and world). - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
9.5/10 No Score Yet Good Sam (2019) Just like the world could always use a few more kind-hearted people looking to make a difference, we can definitely use more movies like Good Sam. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
8.5/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) It's hard not to take in the carnage and think some of the luster has faded from the franchise, but this features some of the series' best off the wall death and destruction. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
4/10 82% Someone Great (2019) Like being the designated driver while your friends forget all their inhibitions for one crazy night. It stops being enjoyable long before it's time to call it a night. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 36% Redcon-1 (2019) The zombie movie equivalent of having a triple layer chocolate cake with fudge filling, dark chocolate icing topped with chocolate syrup. A few bites go a long way. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Impossible Mission (2019) Impossible Mission sounds like the kind of low budget Mission: Impossible rip-off that should be good for some entertainment value, but it's underwhelming on all fronts. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
6.5/10 64% Unicorn Store (2019) Won't be for everyone and in a lot of ways that's the point of the film. Conforming to society and other people's opinions isn't all that thrilling anyway. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
5/10 81% Long Shot (2019) The audience is clearly being steered to taking Fred's side even when Charlotte is the only one with anything to lose. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
1/10 No Score Yet Alien Warfare (2019) There's always that temptation to give a short movie on Netflix a try. The thought is it doesn't cost anything to give it a shot, but it's not worth it in this case. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
10/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Delivers on all fronts with the most satisfying final acts I've ever seen. This was like a Thanos snap to my expectations and then some. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
7.5/10 100% Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) While it might not be the best Timm-verse effort, fans of that throwback style should enjoy what's essentially a bonus episode of Justice League Unlimited. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
7/10 67% The Perfect Date (2019) Bring your rom-com Bingo cards out as few cliches go ignored, but the film is enjoyable enough even if it's far from perfection. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Division 19 (2019) Division 19 has a lot of promising ideas from reality star celebrity status, recidivism and government surveillance, but it fails to deliver on any of them. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
8.5/10 25% Making Babies (2019) Takes a largely taboo topic and finds the fun in it with charming performances and a willingness to share a communal experience with its target audience. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
9.5/10 91% Shazam! (2019) Proof Warner Bros. might have cracked the master code to making films equal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So much fun and immensely entertaining. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
7.5/10 75% Book of Monsters (2019) While it's not isn't high class horror, it's well worth checking out for fans of horror films that appreciate good laughs along with the gore. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
9.5/10 94% Us (2019) Wonderfully complex and thought-provoking enough to warrant repeated viewings, but on the initial watch, it's as creepy and unsettling as any horror film in the last decade. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Crossbreed (2019) With a better cast, script, director and budget could have been worthwhile. Instead, we're left with a film that aims for good enough and fails to hit that low bar. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
9/10 67% Triple Threat (2019) A no-brainer. It's a fan-service martial arts extravaganza with action sequences on par with The Raid films that meets and oftentimes exceeds expectations. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Alien Party Crashers (2019) An independent film that shows plenty of potential and shouldn't have too much trouble finding an audience. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Welcome to Acapulco (2019) A questionable storytelling device dooms Welcome to Acapulco, an action comedy that quickly becomes a grueling and tiring watch. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
8/10 100% Where's Daddy? (2018) Paints a compelling picture of a problem that needs to be addressed sooner than later to truly give children a fair shake at having both parents in their lives. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
9.5/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Phase 3 might be the strongest slate of any film franchise ever. Captain Marvel reinforces anything Marvel touches turns into marvelously satisfying experiences for fans. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/10 21% Polar (2019) Åkerlund actually shows each day's torture to really drive home the point. Too often Polar feels like being tied up and suffering through an immense cinematic experience. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2019
5.5/10 53% The Last Laugh (2019) The film has too many weak points to recommend immediately adding to your queue, but off the strength of Dreyfuss' performance, it's worth checking out. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
9.5/10 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) This is a franchise that's clearly hasn't run out of time or inspired ideas. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/10 92% High Flying Bird (2019) Has a smart and timely premise, but ultimately it fails to present that idea in an engaging or entertaining fashion. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/10 38% A Violent Man (2019) Doesn't offer much to make it worth contender status. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
9/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Maybe it's not entirely as original, but this sequel proves the future of the franchise is still pretty amazing. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/10 29% The 6th Friend (2016) A surprisingly strong horror thriller that easily kept my interest right up until its lackluster and predictable final act. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
6/10 37% Glass (2019) Maybe over time we'll appreciate what Shyamalan attempted with Glass upon further reflection. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
9/10 93% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) With apologies to The Dark Knight Returns, this is the best 1-2 punch in the DC animated film library. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
10/10 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) An endlessly appealing and beautiful documentary on the life of a true American treasure. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
8/10 63% Bird Box (2018) A pretty good, if not occasionally frustrating thriller a few missteps away from being truly special. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
9.5/10 87% Upgrade (2018) The most original, high-concept sci-fi thriller since Looper. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
7/10 80% Nothing to Hide (Le jeu) (2018) Benefits from a strong, engaging cast and an interesting premise to merit watching even with its wishy-washy ending. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
8/10 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A compelling crime caper with Redford still delivering the goods and a filmmaker perfectly content letting him steal the show one final time. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
9.5/10 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Finds Lee fully honed in on message with one of the most timely, engaging and thought-provoking films of his career. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
0/10 No Score Yet Elves (2018) Probably deserves the title of worst film of the year. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018