Margaret Lyons

Margaret Lyons
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Gad Elmaleh: American Dream (2018) Gad Elmaleh is the biggest stand-up comedian in France, and a few years ago he decided to conquer the American stage, too. This is his first English-language special, and it's solid. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
86% Judd Apatow: The Return (2017) He fares well, drawing on his anxieties and frustrations around raising daughters, and he somehow manages to be self-effacing while also talking about spending time with Paul McCartney and Barack Obama. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
99% The Tale (2018) "The Tale" is a push, then, to disseminate a hard truth - and by extension an argument for confronting the reality of abuse and abusers, no matter how painful that process might be. And it's effective. Frighteningly, unforgettably so. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) Ms. Fisher is brainy and salty and hilarious, and she's frank and eloquent in describing being bipolar. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) That Too Funny to Fail doesn't meaningfully reckon with the insidious sexism within comedy is not much of a ding. As sweetheart hagiographies go, the doc is joyous and funny. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) It was fantastic. Where the others felt unintentionally campy and ridiculous, or downright strained and awkward, The Wiz had it figured out. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
79% Veronica Mars (2014) Somehow, miraculously, the Veronica Mars movie is definitely not bad. It's pretty damn good, actually. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/5 79% Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
1/5 15% Made of Honor (2008) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2011