Jon Lyus

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

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) (Written by Andy Psyllides) A compelling and raw examination of three friends growing up and their world changing around them. Hypnotically and beautifully edited, this is a powerful and profound film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 91% Shazam! (2019) (Written by Sam Drayton Le Tissier) A much needed new light in the DCEU, Shazam is huge fun, and introduces us to a new hero and makes us excited to see where he goes next. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 89% Missing Link (2019) (Written by Luke Walpole) Gorgeously animated, rousingly scored and featuring a gamut of game voice actors, Missing Link is stunning to behold, even if its pacing isn't quite as fluid. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 45% Little (2019) (Written by Luke Walpole) Consistently fun and sharply acted, Little doesn't reinvent the wheel, but does make for a pretty smooth and enjoyable journey along the way. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) (Written by Luke Walpole) Fun if not flawless, Detective Pikachu sews together visual wizardry with strong human elements, even if the storytelling lacks focus. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 100% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) (Written by James Kleinmann) You'll likely never hear a film in the same way again after watching this thrilling celebration of the craft. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
82% High Life (2019) (Written by Adam Solomons) A triumph of human exploration, in all its colour, confusion, depth and beauty. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) (Written by Luke Walpole) Much like its characters, Booksmart gets straight As. As uproarious as it is heartfelt, it's a genuinely superb coming of age film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) (Written by Greg Wetherall) A solid, well-intentioned thrum on the heartstrings, given warm overtones by some fine performances. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 89% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) (Written by James Kleinmann) A frank and revealing documentary which shines a light on the early years of Hollywood and has compelling themes which resonate in today's world. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 41% Extinction (2018) (Written by James Perkins) A largely by the numbers sci-fi film that takes an interesting turn for its final act - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018) (Written by James Perkins) An interesting but ultimately slow sequel that somehow still manages to set up for a thrilling finale. Definitely for hardcore fans rather than newcomers. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 89% Whitney (2018) (Written by Greg Wetherall) A worthy and respectful exploration of a genuine worldwide superstar. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 25% Tau (2017) (Written by James Perkins) A promising sci-fi project that has real star power but still sadly fails to meet the deadline. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/5 100% Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) (Written by James Perkins) An intimate and beautiful tale of tragedy and maternal love that will bring audiences to tears - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 91% Set It Up (2018) (Written by Amanda Keats) A fun and endearing film that feels like both a throwback to the beloved rom coms of the 90s and something new, fresh and exciting. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) (Written by Luke Walpole) Big, dumb, silly and striking, King of Monsters is not quite 'so bad it's good', but it's certainly a film which entertains in spite of it's manifold flaws. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) As absurd as its passage to the big screen, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a visual and emotional triumph. Though there is unevenness in the mix, it remains a pure cinematic joy. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) A strong and beautifully executed piece of cinema - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson has made a film that will delight and divide fans in equal measure. It is a bold and brilliant new step for the saga, moments of inspired silliness, pure heartbreak and thrilling action. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
80% The Snowman (1982) The Snowman is an absolute joy; it is as mesmerising, as surprising and as enchanting as it was all those years ago. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 98% Jane (2017) A film, and story, of how one woman created a scientific community with so much passion and lifelong dedication, that will undoubtedly make you feel a sense of admiration. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
4/5 92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) An explosive, hard-hitting assault on the senses. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
4/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Kate Winslet is by turns hilarious and heart-breaking in the role, delivering one of the finest performances of her career, worthy of an eighth Oscar nomination. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
4/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) An immensely powerful and fascinating film which makes you profoundly respect the foremost female superhero in the world. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 79% The Reagan Show (2017) This documentary provides an entraining and thought-provoking look at an immensely important public figure. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
4/5 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Ingrid Goes West is not necessarily a profound movie. Nothing it says will appear shocking or unfounded in a post-Catfish age. But it is a starkly relevant and modern film, and through its sly commentary and bruising wit, it is telling all the same. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is a triumph. As good as you want to be, and better than you could have expected. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 88% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) As with the most potent of works, it not only speaks of an urgent contemporary issue, but broader topics regarding humanity too. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 100% London Symphony (2017) A good city symphony, but far from the cinematic heights of its predecessors. Watch it to feel better about London. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
5/5 84% Mayhem (2017) What Lynch has delivered here is a real achievement: a hugely absorbing and cathartic blast of a movie, for every underdog and unappreciated drone the world over. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
4/5 100% La Soledad (2016) Barry Jenkins' masterful picture Moonlight followed a life across decades, and whilst Armand's is a vignette of an ongoing struggle, there is a similarly powerful emotional timbre. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 63% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (2017) A magical adventure that speaks to all ages on an emotional level. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 94% Cardboard Gangsters (2017) O'Connor captures a potent disaffection of youth, and the ease with which this can slip into lawlessness. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 100% The Fabulous Allan Carr (2017) A new fast paced, fascinating documentary by Emmy winner Jeffrey Schwarz, that follows the highs and lows of Carr's colourful career featuring interviews with those who knew him best. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
5/5 98% City of Ghosts (2017) City of Ghosts makes for humbling and essential viewing. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Deny Everything (2017) Deny Everything is a laugh out loud indie comedy that is filled with pure British quirkiness. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
4/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) This is not an autopsy of her death, but a celebration of the legendary woman. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 17% Baywatch (2017) Some Rock-related enjoyment to be had, but this is a real misfire, and a missed opportunity. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2/5 63% Tomcat (Kater) (2016) Tomcat is a difficult movie to penetrate; in many ways it is both painstakingly tedious yet at the same time it broaches a topic seldom seen in cinema. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 96% Jawbone (2017) This is a solid film making achievement for Harris and Napper. They've successfully tackled the story with an original angle whilst still playing tribute to the conventions of the boxing narrative. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/5 94% The Levelling (2017) The Levelling, judged solely as a drama based around a relationship between a father and daughter, is a perfectly fine one and is told in a satisfactory way - but can leave the viewer disinterested in many of the narrative elements. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 86% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) Although uneven in places, I Am Heath Ledger serves as a worthy celebration of a life and career cut tragically short. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 50% The Promise (2017) Oscar Isaac's performance is a masterclass and carries the film through its soapier moments. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 100% Bunch of Kunst (2017) The success of this film falls on the fact that it manages to give fans a precious peek behind the curtain, whilst also not limiting the appeal to them and them alone. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 18% The Hatton Garden Job (2017) All the time there's no sense of jeopardy or drama, so you don't really care what happens either way. Stir in the polystyrene characters, as hollow as they are disposable, and it only serves to exacerbate the feeling that you're watching a bad film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
4/5 100% Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2016) A film that gives a new definition to the power of cinema. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 42% Aftermath (2017) The problem with Aftermath is that the story, as it is told, lacks impetus and feels like a real slog. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 64% Mad to Be Normal (2018) The main strength of the film is Tennant's charisma. He succeeds in capturing the mercurial aspects to R.D Laing's personality & keeps us invested despite high levels of sleaze & behaviour so morally off the charts it makes for uncomfortable viewing. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) The Age of Shadows is a pulsating, highly entertaining film that is yet another worthy edition to the ever-growing catalogue of cinematic gems that Korea has produced over the last few decades. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017