Kyle Anderson Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kyle Anderson

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/5 53% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3.5/5 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Inconsequential, but damn, is it fun.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3.5/5 52% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2.5/5 64% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
4.5/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) I defy anyone to watch it without tearing up at least once.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2/5 85% 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
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Designed to be safe, familiar, and smile-inducing.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/5 82% 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
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Terrifying images, fantastic performances, and a satisfyingly weird ending.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) Rampage is exactly the kind of knowingly ridiculous blockbuster spectacle we were hoping to get. ‐ Nerdist
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
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 83% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 87% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3.5/5 86% 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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 76% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 64% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4.5/5 91% Gerald's Game (2017) Gerald's Game is an excellent piece of cinema, and proves that story and performance can overcome even the most 'unfilmable' source material.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 supersedes its predecessor in a number of ways, and is not only a brilliant sci-fi movie, but one of the best movies of the year.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) I'd certainly be happy with more Kingsman movies, because [Taron] Egerton is a winning leading man and [Matthew] Vaughn's action direction remains fantastic, but this movie feels like a victim of its unanticipated success.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
98% The Killer (1989) One of the best action films ever made.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4.5/5 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) [In This Corner of the World] is a beautiful slice of life that feels at once completely relatable and wholly alien, in the best possible way.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) I wish I could say that the performances didn't detract too much, but they sadly did. Even so, the visuals, action sequences, general storyline, and immersive experience of the 3D are enough to make me recommend people go see the movie.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming is a soaring superhero adventure and is easily the best Spider-Man movie of them all.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Finally, with War, we see both sides becoming increasingly desperate, leading to an examination of which species truly is the most human. It's the absolute perfect end to this trilogy.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/5 15% The Mummy (2017) Going in to Alex Kurtzman's inaugural Dark Universe outing, The Mummy, I had a lot of excitement. Excitement that was quickly dashed.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 86% Paint It Black (2017) Tamblyn's work is incredibly self-assured for a first time director.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4.5/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The action's great, the performances are top notch, and the soundtrack is killer. 2017's first Marvel movie is, impressively, one of the best sci-fi adventures you could hope to see. I defy anyone to watch this and not smile from beginning to end.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Still, the positives are incredibly positive and this franchise remains one of the most dumb-fun things you can hope to watch.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 68% Life (2017) A good, solid, scary sci-fi movie that knows exactly what it is but rises above it.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's certainly not a perfect movie, and a lot of the characters feel like sketches more than full fledged people, but it roars along enjoyably from start to finish.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4.5/5 93% Logan (2017) This is honestly one of the best comic book movies of all time.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Ultimately, despite some good scares, effective imagery, and good sense of tension, The Bye Bye Man doesn't explain nearly enough to make it all truly work, and for a movie with a concrete evil, we need some kind of lore to hang our hats on.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 67% One Piece Film: Gold (2017) As a total newcomer to the franchise, I was overall very captivated and charmed by One Piece Film: Gold. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 87% Ocean Waves (Umi ga kikoeru) (2016) It's worth a watch, definitely, as it finally completes the Ghibli full picture, but anyone expecting a new Miyazaki movie will be left wanting.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story succeeds far more than it doesn't, and has some rich characters and terrific performances (specifically Tudyk and Yen) to go along with the beautiful visuals and intense action.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3.5/5 50% London Town (2016) It's hard not to enjoy London Town for its mixture of bittersweet comedy-drama, excellent performances, and the use of several of the Clash's best songs of the era. A little bit of hokum in a rock & roll story isn't a bad thing at all.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
4.5/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) I listened to the Stooges for a week straight following my viewing of Gimme Danger, and I'm guessing it'll do the same for you. Search out this movie... and destroy.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) If you enjoy westerns, and enjoy new riffs on the time-tested genre, it's a good, weird time.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 52% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant a moderately effective action movie with good actors delivering a fun enough time, but it gets bogged down in lots of too-clever-by-half writing honey traps.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/5 83% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) If you're expecting (or hoping for) the kind of Godzilla movie on the goofier side of things, you might be left wanting, but if you go in expecting a cool, refreshing take on the old paradigm, Shin Godzilla will be a hell of a fun time.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is thoroughly enjoyable for the bulk of its run time, and Burton proves once again that he can do great things given the proper parameters.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
4.5/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) Save a rushed and misguided sequel in 2000, the Blair Witch saga had all but ended... until fans of the original decided to bring it back, up the ante, and make a modern horror classic.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4/5 86% Sully (2016) Sully is much more compelling than a regurgitation of everything you saw on the news.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/5 83% Imperium (2016) Ultimately, despite the script's shortcomings, Imperium and its message and performances will stick with you, and you'll feel upset for a good long while after.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016