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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
5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A hugely enjoyable film, and an impressive sign of things to come. This is the perfect film for a Star Wars fan. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Dec 13, 2016
5/5 93% Life, Animated (2016) Life Animated, is a heart-warming, honest and thoughtful film about how a family made magic out of adversity. ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 61% 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 82% 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 50% Trespass Against Us (2017) 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 84% 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 95% 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 86% 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 69% 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 72% 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 95% 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