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
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.
Posted Jun 8, 2019
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.
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Another huge hit for Netflix that should significantly raise the profile of its two immensely charming and likable leads.
Posted Jun 3, 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.
Posted May 31, 2019
Sketchy ending aside, Rattlesnakes kept me engaged from the cryptic opening sequence right through to the credits.
Posted May 28, 2019
Right up there with The Jungle Book as the best of the format as it takes viewers to another level (and world).
Posted May 22, 2019
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.
Posted May 20, 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.
Posted May 15, 2019
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.
Posted May 10, 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.
Posted May 8, 2019
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.
Posted May 7, 2019
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.
Posted May 4, 2019
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.
Posted May 3, 2019
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.
Posted Apr 30, 2019
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.
Posted Apr 23, 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.
Posted Apr 18, 2019
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.
Posted Apr 13, 2019
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.
Posted Apr 10, 2019
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.
Posted Mar 29, 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.
Posted Mar 25, 2019
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.
Posted Mar 22, 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.
Posted Mar 20, 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.
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Triple Threat (2019)
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.
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Alien Party Crashers (2019)
An independent film that shows plenty of potential and shouldn't have too much trouble finding an audience.
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Welcome to Acapulco (2019)
A questionable storytelling device dooms Welcome to Acapulco, an action comedy that quickly becomes a grueling and tiring watch.
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Where's Daddy? (2018)
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.
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019)
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.
Posted Mar 5, 2019
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.
Posted Feb 23, 2019
The Last Laugh (2019)
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.
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
This is a franchise that's clearly hasn't run out of time or inspired ideas.
Posted Feb 12, 2019
High Flying Bird (2019)
Has a smart and timely premise, but ultimately it fails to present that idea in an engaging or entertaining fashion.
Posted Feb 10, 2019
A Violent Man (2019)
Doesn't offer much to make it worth contender status.
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Maybe it's not entirely as original, but this sequel proves the future of the franchise is still pretty amazing.
Posted Feb 7, 2019
The 6th Friend (2016)
A surprisingly strong horror thriller that easily kept my interest right up until its lackluster and predictable final act.
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Maybe over time we'll appreciate what Shyamalan attempted with Glass upon further reflection.
Posted Jan 17, 2019
With apologies to The Dark Knight Returns, this is the best 1-2 punch in the DC animated film library.
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
An endlessly appealing and beautiful documentary on the life of a true American treasure.
Posted Dec 31, 2018
Bird Box (2018)
A pretty good, if not occasionally frustrating thriller a few missteps away from being truly special.
Posted Dec 31, 2018
The most original, high-concept sci-fi thriller since Looper.
Posted Dec 31, 2018
Nothing to Hide (Le jeu) (2018)
Benefits from a strong, engaging cast and an interesting premise to merit watching even with its wishy-washy ending.
Posted Dec 29, 2018
The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
A compelling crime caper with Redford still delivering the goods and a filmmaker perfectly content letting him steal the show one final time.
Posted Dec 29, 2018
Finds Lee fully honed in on message with one of the most timely, engaging and thought-provoking films of his career.
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Probably deserves the title of worst film of the year.
Posted Dec 26, 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)
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.
Posted Dec 25, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018)
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.
Posted Dec 24, 2018
Vox Lux (2018)
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?
Posted Dec 23, 2018
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.
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Wan swings for the fences in crafting arguably the most ambitious comic book film we've seen on the big screen yet.
Posted Dec 19, 2018
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)