Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Nerdist
Publications: Nerdist

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 92% The Hole in the Ground (2019) Kerslake is a magnetic lead actor, incredibly real and relatable, which makes her struggle with forces beyond her that much more compelling. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 59% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Rodriguez proves he's still a near-unmatched visual storyteller. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 92% Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros) (2018) A movie with a message like this is one of the clearest and most decisive slices through the din of rhetoric. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
26% Polar (2019) It's gross, it's mean-spirited, it thinks it's being funny most of the time but ends up just being obnoxious, and worst of all it squanders a very good Mads Mikkelsen performance. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
37% Glass (2019) If Glass was always the endpoint in the director's wished-for trilogy, then it's very clear from the final product that Shyamalan didn't update or revise that concept. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
73% The Little Drummer Boy (1968) It paints people in a really terrible light and is actually more of a reflection of the social climate of 1968. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
45% The Watcher in the Woods (1981) Even with a lackluster ending, The Watcher in the Woods is one of the more effective young adult horror pictures. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It's the kind of superhero movie we absolutely need, with good people doing good and reveling in it, the way Spider-Man always should. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
50% Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) I'm sad to say, the specials stopped being essential - they ran out of ideas. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
95% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) The best character in the special, and perhaps in all of Western literature: Yukon Cornelius, the greatest prospector in the world (Wahoooooo!). - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
92% Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) Rooney's performance is so very weird, but that just adds to the charm. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
90% The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) The Year Without a Santa Claus is the true classic. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
80% Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Ultimately, Daleks' Invasion Earth - 2150 A.D. is just a bit of fun and shouldn't be taken too seriously. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
75% The Devils (1971) It's scandalous in that it talks about things people generally aren't prepared for and it does so with the sharp edge of satire. After seeing the film, you'll know full well who, in Ken Russell's supposition, the real Devils are. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) It's a kind of magic any way you slice it. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 78% Apostle (2018) While nothing is as virtuosic here as in The Raid movies, Apostle is nevertheless a satisfying, gory, and strange trek into religious terror. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4.5/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times at the El Royale is a tremendous work of popular cinema and is smart and innovative to boot. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 100% Wolfman's Got Nards (2018) There's so much to cover, and Gower and his crew do an astounding job of being as thorough as possible. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/5 91% Shadow (2019) While it does reach the heights of earlier Zhang, it hits its target and gives audiences a morality play with a brutal sense of humor. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) It's not a feel-good movie, it's a think-good movie. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
29% Venom (2018) It gets the job done, has a couple of decent laughs, some passable action, and a fascinatingly buggy central performance. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
89% Tales From the Crypt (1972) Tales from the Crypt is a wholly successful portmanteau horror film that delights in changing things up with each story. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
60% The Legend of Hell House (1973) The performances and script of this movie are all top notch, but what really makes this movie one of my favorites in the subgenre is its direction by Hough. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The cast is excellent across the board, but Reilly is truly the heart and soul of the movie. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 60% Operation Finale (2018) The story at hand is absolutely remarkable and worth bringing to the screen, but it lacks a uniqueness in the method of storytelling that would really make it stand out. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/5 75% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) A sweaty, tough movie, and one that plumbs the depths of characters' greed and desires more than simply showcasing surreal and sexy Italo-horror tropes. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
98% Chimes at Midnight (1965) It feels much more like an experimental film than it does a typical Shakespeare adaptations. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
4/5 75% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) Despite its title, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is a remarkably simple movie. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) I think "Oh, gosh, do we need another one of these?" And then I see that movie and I say "Yes, of course, you idiot. Of course we need another one of these." - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 88% Nightmare Cinema (2018) The final two are so good and so strong I ended up walking away feeling good about the whole thing... Just maybe go get some popcorn when Father Benedict shows up. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/5 54% The First Purge (2018) For all its usual unsubtleties, The Purge franchise mostly held a standard of storytelling that, sadly, The First Purge doesn't meet. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Inconsequential, but damn, is it fun. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3.5/5 56% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) An effective little indie with fantastic performances and a mostly effective structure. And it definitely won't feel like sitting in languorous L.A. traffic. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2.5/5 62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) And that's ultimately why Sicario: Day of the Soldado isn't as successful as the first film: it's trying to make action heroes out of characters whose sole purpose was meant to illustrate the evil required to battle evil. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
4.5/5 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) I defy anyone to watch it without tearing up at least once. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2/5 87% Upgrade (2018) There's nothing wrong with executing a simple story effectively as long as there's something more to elevate it, but Upgrade can't quite do it. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is one of the most unsettling movies I've ever seen, and I couldn't sleep because of it. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Designed to be safe, familiar, and smile-inducing. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool is no longer the underdog making good, but the focal point of a very prolific franchise. And he kinda can't be that. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 83% Ghost Stories (2018) Terrifying images, fantastic performances, and a satisfyingly weird ending. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/5 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage is exactly the kind of knowingly ridiculous blockbuster spectacle we were hoping to get. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) I left the cinema not wanting to make noise, for fear of the creatures getting me, and that's the mark of an effective horror movie if I ever heard it. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 84% Game Night (2018) Game Night steadily gaslights the audience by making them think they're watching a hardened dark comedy when what they're actually watching is a very sweet, very believable relationship comedy. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) This is smart, troubling science fiction, with a cast of supremely talented actresses, and [Natalie] Portman showing us a character full of turmoil bubbling under the surface. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3.5/5 88% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) [Hiromasa] Yonebayashi has crafted a stunning movie with genuine heart and humor, and one of the grumpiest cartoon cats you've ever seen. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It's not a perfect movie by any means; some of the comedy is a little too silly and one or two of the plot threads feel a bit less important than the others, but these quibbles were minor when compared to the parts that work. Those REALLY work. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 77% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Quibbles aside, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the perfect, light holiday family movie. You eat some popcorn, have some laughs, and go back to your own jungle. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) After a decade of Marvel dunking on them, DC has given fans a brilliant Wonder Woman movie and a perfectly fine Justice League movie in one year, and that's the first step to a braver and bolder cinematic future. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) This is top to bottom Hemsworth's movie, and in his fifth time playing Thor, is at his very peak, and that's quite the heroic feat. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 63% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Goodbye Christopher Robin lives up to its rather bittersweet title, offering both a warm look at childhood and a reminder of how easy it is to grow up too fast. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017