Lyles' Movie Files

Lyles' Movie Files is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeffrey Lyles
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Falling Inn Love (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Doesn't exactly make over the rom com playbook, but diligently sticks to the established rules with a charming cast and relaxed premise that it's worth booking a reservation. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
8/10 Hustlers (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Come for the 90-inch heels, thongs or the seemingly ageless Jennifer Lopez, but you'll stay for one of the more surprisingly heartwarming takes on friendships in years. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Haunt (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Might just single handidly kill off the haunted house/trail business. And likely give me more than a few sleepless nights. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
10/10 Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Jeffrey Lyles An incredible movie that even audiences who wouldn't normally bite on a zombie film need to check out as it is a fantastic piece of filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
0/10 Clownado (2019) Jeffrey Lyles A film so vile I'd gladly gaze into Pennywise's eyes to avoid spending another second watching it. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
9.5/10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Despite the run time, somehow it remains just as nerve-rattling, creepy and unsettling as its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
5/10 Don't Let Go (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Despite a creative time traveling twist, Don't Let Go refuses to lose its grip on all of the standard murder mystery cliches. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
9.5/10 Overcomer (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Finds the Kendrick Brothers in their sports faith wheelhouse with another charming and emotional winner that will likely be a crowd-pleaser for its target audience. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2019
8/10 Ready or Not (2019) Jeffrey Lyles You can't pick your your in-laws, but you can kill them in this decidedly dark and twisted thriller. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
9/10 The VelociPastor (2018) Jeffrey Lyles It's either the most absurd and ridiculous premise for a movie or the movie you've been waiting all of 2019 to see. And that's before the ninja clan shows up. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
7/10 Good Boys (2019) Jeffrey Lyles To its credit, Good Boys takes its one-note joke far further than you might think possible. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
6/10 The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Raff missed the opportunity to shake the narrative further by showing Kabede's daring rescue efforts from his perspective. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2019
5/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Jeffrey Lyles The easy winner of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw isn't the audience, but Vin Diesel's ego as yet another would-be spin-off crashes and burns without him. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
5/10 Batman: Hush (2019) Jeffrey Lyles One of the most acclaimed Batman stories ever gets the animated treatment, but major changes to the story might alienate longtime fans. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
9/10 The Great Hack (2019) Jeffrey Lyles An alarming, scary and an important wake up call that needs to be seen especially with a critical 2020 presidential election on the horizon. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Tarantino has always favored a hyper-verbal style and more is so much more sense of filmmaking, but it makes this tale of 1960s Hollywood one of his most frustrating efforts. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
5/10 Point Blank (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Comes off like a watered down, bootleg version of Collateral if it was presented as a buddy comedy EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
9/10 Beats (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Like stumbling onto a new album and just being able to go along for the ride without ever needing to reach for the skip track button. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/10 The 16th Episode (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Starts off with promise, but by the middle chapter it chases away audience goodwill with questionable character decisions, stale scares and disorienting direction. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
9.5/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Jeffrey Lyles For most, Endgame would be cause for a letdown. For Marvel Studios? That's just a challenge to come back better with Spider-Man: Far From Home, a superior Spidey. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
7.5/10 Murder Mystery (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Murder Mystery was a pleasant surprise and another terrific comedy showcase for Aniston. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
9.5/10 Plus One (2019) Jeffrey Lyles A pure blast and one that's going to be on my heavy rotation of romantic comedies. This is definitely a film worthy of the pleasure of your attendance. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Thinks it's the smartest zombie movie in the room, but it lacks the brains or guts to be anything more than a decent premise done in by an undercooked script. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 Shaft (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Is the 2019 edition better than its predecessor? Not quite though Jackson is game enough to keep it entertaining enough to make for a fun albeit very different take on Shaft. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
5/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Jeffrey Lyles The biggest problem is there just isn't enough to justify its existence. It's an OK experience, but never feels so creative, fun or clever that it needed the MIB backdrop. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
8/10 Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Between the action, humor and the willingness to truly embrace the spirit of this unique crossover, it's a lot of fun in spite of the oddly timed and questionable gore. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
8/10 I Am Mother (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Explores similar topics to I Am Legend, but sticks the landing to make for an unpredictable and engaging sci-fi thriller right to the end. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Reason to watch Dark Phoenix: to make sure there's no pulse left in a franchise that helped jump start the modern superhero era, but ironically never managed to evolve. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
9/10 Always Be My Maybe (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Another huge hit for Netflix that should significantly raise the profile of its two immensely charming and likable leads. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/10 Domino (2019) Jeffrey Lyles It's not so much the complete lack of suspense that topples Domino, but the overall lifeless presentation gives it a shaky and unstable foundation. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
6/10 Rattlesnakes (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Sketchy ending aside, Rattlesnakes kept me engaged from the cryptic opening sequence right through to the credits. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
9.5/10 Aladdin (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Right up there with The Jungle Book as the best of the format as it takes viewers to another level (and world). EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
9.5/10 Good Sam (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Just like the world could always use a few more kind-hearted people looking to make a difference, we can definitely use more movies like Good Sam. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
8.5/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Jeffrey Lyles It's hard not to take in the carnage and think some of the luster has faded from the franchise, but this features some of the series' best off the wall death and destruction. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
4/10 Someone Great (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Like being the designated driver while your friends forget all their inhibitions for one crazy night. It stops being enjoyable long before it's time to call it a night. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 Redcon-1 (2018) Jeffrey Lyles The zombie movie equivalent of having a triple layer chocolate cake with fudge filling, dark chocolate icing topped with chocolate syrup. A few bites go a long way. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
2/10 The Vibe (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Impossible Mission sounds like the kind of low budget Mission: Impossible rip-off that should be good for some entertainment value, but it's underwhelming on all fronts. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
6.5/10 The Unicorn Store (2017) Jeffrey Lyles Won't be for everyone and in a lot of ways that's the point of the film. Conforming to society and other people's opinions isn't all that thrilling anyway. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2019
5/10 Long Shot (2019) Jeffrey Lyles The audience is clearly being steered to taking Fred's side even when Charlotte is the only one with anything to lose. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
1/10 Alien Warfare (2019) Jeffrey Lyles There's always that temptation to give a short movie on Netflix a try. The thought is it doesn't cost anything to give it a shot, but it's not worth it in this case. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
10/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Delivers on all fronts with the most satisfying final acts I've ever seen. This was like a Thanos snap to my expectations and then some. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
7.5/10 Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) Jeffrey Lyles While it might not be the best Timm-verse effort, fans of that throwback style should enjoy what's essentially a bonus episode of Justice League Unlimited. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
7/10 The Perfect Date (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Bring your rom-com Bingo cards out as few cliches go ignored, but the film is enjoyable enough even if it's far from perfection. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2019
3/10 Division 19 (2017) Jeffrey Lyles Division 19 has a lot of promising ideas from reality star celebrity status, recidivism and government surveillance, but it fails to deliver on any of them. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
8.5/10 Making Babies (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Takes a largely taboo topic and finds the fun in it with charming performances and a willingness to share a communal experience with its target audience. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
9.5/10 Shazam! (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Proof Warner Bros. might have cracked the master code to making films equal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So much fun and immensely entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
7.5/10 Book of Monsters (2018) Jeffrey Lyles While it's not isn't high class horror, it's well worth checking out for fans of horror films that appreciate good laughs along with the gore. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
9.5/10 Us (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Wonderfully complex and thought-provoking enough to warrant repeated viewings, but on the initial watch, it's as creepy and unsettling as any horror film in the last decade. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
2/10 Crossbreed (2018) Jeffrey Lyles With a better cast, script, director and budget could have been worthwhile. Instead, we're left with a film that aims for good enough and fails to hit that low bar. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
9/10 Triple Threat (2019) Jeffrey Lyles A no-brainer. It's a fan-service martial arts extravaganza with action sequences on par with The Raid films that meets and oftentimes exceeds expectations. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019