Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/10 33% Secret Obsession (2019) Successfully proves that patented formula of predictably cheesy yet entertaining heroine in distress films aren't as easy as Lifetime makes it appear. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
7/10 65% Falling Inn Love (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
8/10 88% Hustlers (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
68% Haunt (2019) Might just single handidly kill off the haunted house/trail business. And likely give me more than a few sleepless nights. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
10/10 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
0/10 No Score Yet Clownado (2019) A film so vile I'd gladly gaze into Pennywise's eyes to avoid spending another second watching it. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
9.5/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Despite the run time, somehow it remains just as nerve-rattling, creepy and unsettling as its predecessor. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
5/10 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Despite a creative time traveling twist, Don't Let Go refuses to lose its grip on all of the standard murder mystery cliches. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
9.5/10 53% Overcomer (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
8/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) You can't pick your your in-laws, but you can kill them in this decidedly dark and twisted thriller. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
9/10 75% The VelociPastor (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
7/10 79% Good Boys (2019) To its credit, Good Boys takes its one-note joke far further than you might think possible. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
6/10 30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) Raff missed the opportunity to shake the narrative further by showing Kabede's daring rescue efforts from his perspective. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
5/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
5/10 88% Batman: Hush (2019) One of the most acclaimed Batman stories ever gets the animated treatment, but major changes to the story might alienate longtime fans. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
9/10 87% The Great Hack (2019) An alarming, scary and an important wake up call that needs to be seen especially with a critical 2020 presidential election on the horizon. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
5/10 42% Point Blank (2019) Comes off like a watered down, bootleg version of Collateral if it was presented as a buddy comedy - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
9/10 100% Beats (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet The 16th Episode (2019) Starts off with promise, but by the middle chapter it chases away audience goodwill with questionable character decisions, stale scares and disorienting direction. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
9.5/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
7.5/10 45% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery was a pleasant surprise and another terrific comedy showcase for Aniston. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
9.5/10 90% Plus One (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/10 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 32% Shaft (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
5/10 22% Men in Black International (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
8/10 100% Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
8/10 90% I Am Mother (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
9/10 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Another huge hit for Netflix that should significantly raise the profile of its two immensely charming and likable leads. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/10 33% Domino (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Rattlesnakes (2019) Sketchy ending aside, Rattlesnakes kept me engaged from the cryptic opening sequence right through to the credits. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
9.5/10 57% Aladdin (2019) Right up there with The Jungle Book as the best of the format as it takes viewers to another level (and world). - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
9.5/10 60% Good Sam (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
8.5/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
4/10 82% Someone Great (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 36% Redcon-1 (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Impossible Mission (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
6.5/10 63% Unicorn Store (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
5/10 81% Long Shot (2019) The audience is clearly being steered to taking Fred's side even when Charlotte is the only one with anything to lose. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
1/10 No Score Yet Alien Warfare (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
10/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
7.5/10 100% Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
7/10 69% The Perfect Date (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
3/10 8% Division 19 (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
8.5/10 25% Making Babies (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
9.5/10 91% Shazam! (2019) Proof Warner Bros. might have cracked the master code to making films equal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So much fun and immensely entertaining. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
7.5/10 75% Book of Monsters (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
9.5/10 93% Us (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
2/10 No Score Yet Crossbreed (2019) 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. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019