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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 84% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
5/5 94% Tragedy Girls (2017) Both Tragedy Girls, and its fiendishly loveable starring duo, happily join the pantheon of teen movie greats; a genuine cult hit in the making.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet London Symphony (2017) A good city symphony, but far from the cinematic heights of its predecessors. Watch it to feel better about London.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
5/5 100% Mayhem (2016) 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
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Victor Crowley (2017) In doubling down on the humour and keeping the practical effects at the forefront, Adam Green has once again delivered a hugely satisfying, fan-centric slasher with a lot of personality.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
5/5 81% 68 Kill (2017) Genre movies don't get more thrilling than this bag of fireworks - a total wild-eyed thrill ride hung on three of the best female characters of the year.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
2/5 60% Leatherface (2017) Although French directing duo Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury add some extra griminess and the central mystery is clever enough, Leatherface never truly escapes just how pointless and misaligned its whole set-up is.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
3/5 40% Death Note (2017) Everything from the style to the substance is spot on here and Wingard shepherds in his very different vision of the manga beautifully, it's just crammed into too small a time-space to really make an effect.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Cult of Chucky (2017) Another sure-fire cult hit from Don Mancini that takes Chucky to terrifying new heights, even if it is missing the ending it deserves.‐ HeyUGuys
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
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/5 71% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (2017) A magical adventure that speaks to all ages on an emotional level.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 100% Cardboard Gangsters (2017) O'Connor captures a potent disaffection of youth, and the ease with which this can slip into lawlessness.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
5/5 99% City of Ghosts (2017) City of Ghosts makes for humbling and essential viewing.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/5 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) A poignant and accessible story; that of death itself, its relentless pursuit and its ability to make us all equal in the end.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Some Rock-related enjoyment to be had, but this is a real misfire, and a missed opportunity.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
2/5 57% 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
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 100% 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
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/5 92% 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
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 91% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 84% Letters From Baghdad (2017) An honest, thoughtful tribute to the woman who not only carved new boundaries on the map but also redrew the boundaries of what women were considered to be capable of.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
2/5 27% 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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 40% Aftermath (2017) The problem with Aftermath is that the story, as it is told, lacks impetus and feels like a real slog.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 53% Mad to Be Normal (2017) 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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
4/5 91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) The Olive Tree is an alluring fable with undertones and symbols that punctuate a heart-warming modern metaphor that is well worth watching.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3/5 100% Uncertain (2017) Although the film has a bitter, melancholy feel to it, the narrative reaches a satisfying conclusion and all three men show how powerful hope can be.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/5 31% Salt and Fire (2017) Quirky and weird with little to offer beyond that despite Michael Shannon and Veronica Ferres' impressive performances.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Exceeds in scares and creates a story of intrigue that more importantly features fully realised, three dimensional, characters we genuinely care for.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) Brutal, raw & emotionally satisfying. Logan is up there with the best comic book movies ever made. ‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 87% LoveTrue (2016) The film is allowed to be funny, and sad, and certainly lives up to the latter half of its title.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 43% Gold (2017) Funny and fast-paced and anchored by another mesmeric performance from Matthew McConaughey, this is a slice of gold worth digging for.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
3/5 60% iBoy (2017) Entertaining High-concept superhero movie with some glaring pacing issues.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
5/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) Life Animated, is a heart-warming, honest and thoughtful film about how a family made magic out of adversity.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 60% Allied (2016) Despite its staid atmosphere, Zemeckis, Pitt and Cotillard deliver a stirring tale of love during wartime.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 57% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) An astonishing film from Barry Jenkins. One of the best films of recent years.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
4/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
4/5 84% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) Uninspired, tepid and aimless, Bad Moms is just plain bad.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 93% Tickled (2016) New Zealand journalist, specialising in the absurdity of popular culture, David Ferrier investigates the corrupt underbelly of Competitive Endurance Tickling.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016