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
8.5/10 Let It Snow (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Doesn't have the megawatt star power and its issues aren't quite as heavy and widespread, but it makes for an entertaining teen-lite version of Love Actually. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/10 Last Christmas (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Has the ingredients to be a holiday classic, but it feels half baked with cliches and an illogical twist that frustrates more than delights. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/10 In the Tall Grass (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Starts off very promising and succeeds early on as unnerving thriller before getting choked out by an out there final act. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
8.5/10 A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Knows its target audience well with just the right amount of musical numbers, romance and fun. It's probably going to be a film in heavy rotation this Christmas season. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
9.5/10 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Murphy seems fully aware that this is the best material he's had to work with in over a decade and delivers one of his finest performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/10 Candy Corn (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Candy Corn is stale and not nearly sweet enough for genre fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
1/10 Expo (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Less a movie than a hodgepodge of poorly edited and acted scenes, Expo is a bad idea executed even worse. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
1/10 Trick (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Coupled with the potential victims' unbelievable lack of survivor instincts and Trick quickly becomes a horror movie that cheats on delivering authentic scares and thrills. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
8.5/10 Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019) Jeffrey Lyles After all this time, was Wonder Woman's follow-up worth the wait? For the most part yes though a few hiccups prevent it from joining the upper echelon of DC Animation films. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
4/10 Gemini Man (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Gemini Man should be a better film. Instead, it's littered with wasted promise much like an older person reflecting on their misspent youth. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/10 Inside Man: Most Wanted (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Can't shake that feeling of being a watered down TV adaptation taking a movie premise and stretching it into a series. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
4/10 Joker (2019) Jeffrey Lyles As a long form explanation why some dudes can literally get away with murder, Joker is a massive success/instructional video. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/10 Secret Obsession (2019) Jeffrey Lyles Successfully proves that patented formula of predictably cheesy yet entertaining heroine in distress films aren't as easy as Lifetime makes it appear. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
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
() 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 () 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