Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
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 89% 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 83% 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 63% 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 71% 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 14% 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 90% 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 71% 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 24% 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 38% 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
9.5/10 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Another incredible accomplishment for Jenkins. He continues to be a filmmaker who finds the heart in his movies that make for these engaging, personal stories. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
9.5/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A superbly crafted thriller with genuine scares and gripping performances. It's easily 2018's best thriller and one of the genre standouts for the past decade. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
3/10 61% Vox Lux (2018) Does Corbet want to challenge the digestible news cycle, the easily replaceable mentality of the next fad or put on a pedestal what he seeks to slam? - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
8/10 92% Bumblebee (2018) Maybe the film's biggest misstep is trying to fit into the horrible Bay continuity instead of taking the time for a complete reboot. This film deserves far better than being forced into the Bayformers franchise. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
9.5/10 65% Aquaman (2018) Wan swings for the fences in crafting arguably the most ambitious comic book film we've seen on the big screen yet. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
9.5/10 69% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) A funny, highly entertaining and emotional Christmas film that feels every bit as heartfelt and touching as the modern classics. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Killer Kate! (2018) It's got the right ingredients to be a capable invasion thriller that's undercut by unnecessary and bad comedy. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
9/10 82% The Princess Switch (2018) Exactly what the hopeless romantic ordered for their Christmas viewing this season. This is likely one that will be in heavy rotation throughout December. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
10/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Not just unapologetically embraces its comic book roots, but enthusiastically celebrates its source material. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
5/10 93% The Favourite (2018) Despite its talented cast, the film feels a little under-cooked to truly warrant a seat on the throne. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
6/10 82% Ben is Back (2018) It's got all the boxes checked for a bonafide Oscar contender, but an uneven second act prevents it from being one of 2018's best. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
10/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The rare Oscar favorite that's deserves all the praise and is more than just the hype. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018