Best-Horror-Movies.com concludes, "it truly is unsettling. It is raw. In the end, it is grimy. It burns a little bit in your insides. There’s some messed up business going on in this flick, and the ensemble does as strong a job of selling it as Thorndike does directing it." Fangoria notes that "LYLE debuted at the 2014 Outfest, where Hoffmann garnered the Grand Jury Best Actress Award." Dread Central says, "This isn’t one for the gorehounds, but if you like a chilling story that will make you think, Lyle is certainly one to check out."