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
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 () 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
6/10 () Jeffrey Lyles An independent film that shows plenty of potential and shouldn't have too much trouble finding an audience. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/10 Welcome to Acapulco (2019) Jeffrey Lyles A questionable storytelling device dooms Welcome to Acapulco, an action comedy that quickly becomes a grueling and tiring watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
8/10 Where's Daddy? (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Paints a compelling picture of a problem that needs to be addressed sooner than later to truly give children a fair shake at having both parents in their lives. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
9.5/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Phase 3 might be the strongest slate of any film franchise ever. Captain Marvel reinforces anything Marvel touches turns into marvelously satisfying experiences for fans. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/10 Polar (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Åkerlund actually shows each day's torture to really drive home the point. Too often Polar feels like being tied up and suffering through an immense cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2019
5.5/10 The Last Laugh (2019) Jeffrey Lyles The film has too many weak points to recommend immediately adding to your queue, but off the strength of Dreyfuss' performance, it's worth checking out. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
9.5/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Jeffrey Lyles This is a franchise that's clearly hasn't run out of time or inspired ideas. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/10 High Flying Bird (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Has a smart and timely premise, but ultimately it fails to present that idea in an engaging or entertaining fashion. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/10 A Violent Man (2017) Jeffrey Lyles Doesn't offer much to make it worth contender status. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
9/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Maybe it's not entirely as original, but this sequel proves the future of the franchise is still pretty amazing. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/10 The 6th Friend (2016) Jeffrey Lyles A surprisingly strong horror thriller that easily kept my interest right up until its lackluster and predictable final act. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
6/10 Glass (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Maybe over time we'll appreciate what Shyamalan attempted with Glass upon further reflection. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
9/10 The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Jeffrey Lyles With apologies to The Dark Knight Returns, this is the best 1-2 punch in the DC animated film library. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
10/10 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Jeffrey Lyles An endlessly appealing and beautiful documentary on the life of a true American treasure. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2018
8/10 Bird Box (2018) Jeffrey Lyles A pretty good, if not occasionally frustrating thriller a few missteps away from being truly special. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2018
9.5/10 Upgrade (2018) Jeffrey Lyles The most original, high-concept sci-fi thriller since Looper. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2018
7/10 Nothing to Hide (2017) Jeffrey Lyles Benefits from a strong, engaging cast and an interesting premise to merit watching even with its wishy-washy ending. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2018
8/10 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Jeffrey Lyles A compelling crime caper with Redford still delivering the goods and a filmmaker perfectly content letting him steal the show one final time. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2018
9.5/10 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Finds Lee fully honed in on message with one of the most timely, engaging and thought-provoking films of his career. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
0/10 Elves (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Probably deserves the title of worst film of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
9.5/10 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Another incredible accomplishment for Jenkins. He continues to be a filmmaker who finds the heart in his movies that make for these engaging, personal stories. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2018
9.5/10 A Quiet Place (2018) Jeffrey Lyles A superbly crafted thriller with genuine scares and gripping performances. It's easily 2018's best thriller and one of the genre standouts for the past decade. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2018
3/10 Vox Lux (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Does Corbet want to challenge the digestible news cycle, the easily replaceable mentality of the next fad or put on a pedestal what he seeks to slam? EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
8/10 Bumblebee (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Maybe the film's biggest misstep is trying to fit into the horrible Bay continuity instead of taking the time for a complete reboot. This film deserves far better than being forced into the Bayformers franchise. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
9.5/10 Aquaman (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Wan swings for the fences in crafting arguably the most ambitious comic book film we've seen on the big screen yet. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
9.5/10 The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Jeffrey Lyles A funny, highly entertaining and emotional Christmas film that feels every bit as heartfelt and touching as the modern classics. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2018
6/10 Killer Kate! (2018) Jeffrey Lyles It's got the right ingredients to be a capable invasion thriller that's undercut by unnecessary and bad comedy. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
9/10 The Princess Switch (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Exactly what the hopeless romantic ordered for their Christmas viewing this season. This is likely one that will be in heavy rotation throughout December. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2018
10/10 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Not just unapologetically embraces its comic book roots, but enthusiastically celebrates its source material. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2018
5/10 The Favourite (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Despite its talented cast, the film feels a little under-cooked to truly warrant a seat on the throne. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
6/10 Ben Is Back (2018) Jeffrey Lyles It's got all the boxes checked for a bonafide Oscar contender, but an uneven second act prevents it from being one of 2018's best. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
10/10 A Star Is Born (2018) Jeffrey Lyles The rare Oscar favorite that's deserves all the praise and is more than just the hype. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2018
9/10 Green Book (2018) Jeffrey Lyles It's not cinematic calculus, but the formula works for a reason. Moviegoers want to be hopeful that things like racism can eventually be overcome. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
9.5/10 Widows (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Widows is such a special movie because it's so much more than the standard heist film. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
10/10 Creed II (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Not only a superb follow-up to the breakout 2015 hit, but it's a worthy continuation of Rocky IV. There's not a lot of films that could so skillfully expand on two films. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
5/10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Doesn't do a great job explaining the stakes and point of this series beyond milking the fanbase for another set of movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/10 The Holiday Calendar (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Manages to snatch all the fun out of calling every big moment by being so by the book it ignores important elements...like chemistry and a sensible plot. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
9/10 Overlord (2018) Jeffrey Lyles From zombies, Nazi-killing characters, a strong female character not tied down to a romantic subplot and a black lead, it checks off too many boxes not to enjoy every second. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/10 Johnny Gruesome (2018) Jeffrey Lyles Terrible. Unwatchable. All those adjectives and many more would apply, but Johnny Gruesome is just as appropriate a title for this dead on arrival zombie film. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/10 Monster Party (2018) Jeffrey Lyles There's some decent ideas here, but von Hoffman fails to develop them properly and isn't worth recommending over the far more engaging and suspenseful Don't Breathe. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018