Jon Lyus

Jon Lyus

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 81%

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 54%

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 17, 2016
5/5 99%

Moonlight (2016)

"An astonishing film from Barry Jenkins. One of the best films of recent years." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Oct 4, 2016
4/5 82%

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 19, 2016
4/5 82%

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 18, 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 7, 2016
3/5 81%

Equity (2016)

"One of the film's great strengths is nailing wider issues with a particular snapshot." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 7, 2016
2/5 60%

Bad Moms (2016)

"Uninspired, tepid and aimless, Bad Moms is just plain bad." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 30, 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 17, 2016
3/5 71%

The Final Girls (2015)

"Beneath the horror-comedy hijinks lies a beating heart." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Aug 9, 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 25, 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 22, 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 14, 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 96%

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 22, 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 7, 2016
2/5 10%

The Forest (2016)

"The low-budget horror genre have provided yet another forgettable entry." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Feb 23, 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 17, 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 81%

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 67%

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 Jan 31, 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 28, 2016
5/5 75%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"It is much more than just a great film, it just might be a masterpiece. " ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Jan 27, 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 24, 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 21, 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 15, 2015
4/5 94%

Creed (2015)

"A moving final round for Stallone's most enduring creation." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Nov 23, 2015

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 14, 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 1, 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 28, 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 13, 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 7, 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 1, 2015
2/5 8%

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

"We've revisited a franchise that failed to get off the ground with its preceding, 2007 endeavour - and one that could struggle to do so yet again." ‐ HeyUGuys
Posted Sep 1, 2015
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