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Jon Lyus

Jon Lyus
Jon Lyus's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): HeyUGuys

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 60%

Allied (2016)

"Despite its staid atmosphere, Zemeckis, Pitt and Cotillard deliver a stirring tale of love during wartime." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/5 83%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"Against all odds this haunted-house horror/elaborate board game advert isn't a total bust." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 57%

Trespass Against Us (2016)

"Plot threads produce no payoff, support players are little more than colourful distractions and large stretches of meandering, water-treading melodrama allow flashes of inspiration to get lost in the shuffle." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 18, 2016
5/5 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"An astonishing film from Barry Jenkins. One of the best films of recent years." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 5, 2016
4/5 83%

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

"Strong performances and a neat twist on a moribund genre, The Girl with all the Gifts is a great shuffle forward for the zombie movie." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 20, 2016
4/5 83%

Imperium (2016)

"A solid, enthralling, mesmeric, tightly woven and tension loaded thriller festooned by strong direction and excellent acting, which makes for a dark and terrifying drama." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 19, 2016
5/5 40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"The 9th Life of Louis Drax's flowers from its drama into a paranoid fantasy masterpiece that's as equally enthralling as it is magical. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/5 81%

Equity (2016)

"One of the film's great strengths is nailing wider issues with a particular snapshot." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"Uninspired, tepid and aimless, Bad Moms is just plain bad." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 95%

Tickled (2016)

"New Zealand journalist, specialising in the absurdity of popular culture, David Ferrier investigates the corrupt underbelly of Competitive Endurance Tickling." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 71%

The Final Girls (2015)

"Beneath the horror-comedy hijinks lies a beating heart." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"As a standalone scene it's brilliantly staged and one hell of a spectacle, yet it's also unmistakably more Hollywood than anything that's come before." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jul 26, 2016
5/5 100%

O.J.: Made in America (2016)

"Ezra Edelman has painted a first-class portrait of the most divisive of icons, juxtaposing his rise and fall with an eventful period of American history. This is an excellent documentary - a credit to ESPN's 30 for 30 series." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3/5 84%

The Meddler (2016)

"It's not bound to break the mould, or reinvent the formula, but it doesn't need to, nor does it want to." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 23, 2016
5/5 90%

Suburra (2015)

"Moody, mean and majestic, this is Italian cinema at its finest." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 22, 2016
4/5 97%

Cemetery of Splendor (2016)

"A fantastical and meandering exploration of the blurred boundaries between dreams and reality in a small, rural town in Thailand." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/5 92%

The Violators (2015)

"This dark slice of contemporary British drama deserves some serious attention." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 20, 2016
1/5 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"The film effectively amounts to a cringe inducing live adaptation of a Hallmarks card" ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3/5 87%

All the Way (2016)

"All the Way might not become the definitive LBJ biopic, but Bryan Cranston's towering performances as the 36th president is never less than extraordinary." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted May 23, 2016
3/5 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Some of our favourite characters are wasted in the charge to reinvigorate the X-Men franchise yet again. The weakest of Singer's recent trilogy, but not without its engaging moments." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted May 9, 2016
5/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"In the best Comic Book film since The Dark Knight, the Russo Brothers along with Captain America and Iron Man completely knock it out of the park." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 15, 2016
4/5 94%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"A fresh, entertaining and unmistakably heart-warming film which is set to become a classic in its own right." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Apr 5, 2016
4/5 95%

Marguerite (2016)

"A sumptuous and captivating film that benefits from excellent performances and costume design that perfectly encapsulates the jazz era of 1920s Paris." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/5 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"An action-packed and epic start to the DC Films Universe, Batman v Superman will have you grinning from ear to ear from start to finish." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 22, 2016
5/5 98%

Love & Friendship (2016)

"The most refreshing take on Austen's work ever put on screen." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Mar 8, 2016
2/5 10%

The Forest (2016)

"The low-budget horror genre have provided yet another forgettable entry." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/5 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"Fine to past the time, but not a voyage you will ever want to undertake again." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 93%

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

"Whilst not a masterpiece in what is a promising, and also quickly growing, Berg canon, this is no disaster either. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 17, 2016
4/5 84%

Christine (2016)

"Rebecca Hall shines in the haunting retelling of Christine Chubbuck's life and death." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 17, 2016
4/5 64%

The Greasy Strangler (2016)

"A brutal, stomach-churning cinematic endurance test. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 17, 2016
5/5 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"A suicidal man discovers a dead corpse who can't stop farting. What follows is one of the most inventive, absurd, and fascinating films you will ever see. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 1, 2016
5/5 80%

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

"Eddie The Eagle is a joyful, inspiring film where your fist raises in triumph, but to be so wildly funny too is icing on the cake." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 29, 2016
5/5 73%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"It is much more than just a great film, it just might be a masterpiece. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 77%

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

"Rudd and Roberts shine in this buddy road trip film. But a lack of depth from the script with all the characters prevent this film from being a true Sundance breakout. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 25, 2016
4/5 87%

Other People (2016)

"Two quality leading performances from Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon bring a great deal of light-hearted complexity to this Sundance opener. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"The best new Star Wars film in three decades and one of the most satisfying films of the year." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 94%

Creed (2015)

"A moving final round for Stallone's most enduring creation." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 24, 2015
75%

Absentia (2012)

"Absentia is an dark urban fairy tale whose inspirations appear to be as wide ranging as Noah Baumbach and Guillermo del Toro." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 27, 2015
4/5 89%

Mississippi Grind (2015)

"A ramshackle gambling road movie with a 70s feel, Mississippi Grind offers southern fried poker table tension combined with the allure of an underdog's quest as we journey down the Mississippi River." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 67%

11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016)

"With each blind alley the story winds down 11 Minutes becomes less of a challenge and more of a chore." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 51%

Live From New York! (2015)

"Greater effort should have been spent examining the film's emerging ideas relating to racism, sexism, political involvement and changing public perspectives then using them as a basis for the film itself. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 12, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

Der Nachtmahr (2015)

"Mac and Me directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, and it's exactly as good as that sounds." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 2, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet

Convenience (2013)

"Convenience' is funny, action-packed and sentimental, with a Reservoir Dogs homage that accentuates truly fun filmmaking, complete with the BAFTA winning talent of both McClure and Panthaki." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 29, 2015
4/5 84%

The Walk (2015)

"Inventive, compelling movie making. Visually stunning, if it takes a while to get going. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 28, 2015
4/5 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"Certainly one of my favourite films of the year so far and a must-see for anyone wanting to be genuinely shocked by the places a walk in a dark, dark wood can take you." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 27, 2015
3/5 73%

Suffragette (2015)

"Accomplished performances hampered by a narrow frame, with little sense of scale or importance." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 92%

The Martian (2015)

"A triumph of the human spirit and of grandiose filmmaking. One of Ridley Scott's best films in years." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 14, 2015
4/5 73%

Everest (2015)

"A sharply structured, intelligent and faithful dramatisation." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 14, 2015
4/5 48%

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

"You'll have to go a long way to find a better film coming out this year in this over-crowded genre. " ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 8, 2015
5/5 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"This is not your typical high school, coming of age story. It is something much more. Something truly wonderful." ‐HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 2, 2015
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