John Hanlon

John Hanlon

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Biography:
John Hanlon is a freelance movie and entertainment critic based in the Washington D.C. area. Hanlon writes movie reviews for Big Hollywood and conducts celebrity interviews for the blog Backstage Pass. Hanlon has discussed films on the radio on The Dennis Miller Show and The Hugh Hewitt Show. All of his reviews and interviews can be found on his personal site at JohnHanlonReviews.com.
Publications:
Big Hollywood , John Hanlon Reviews
Total Reviews:
284

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 284
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.0/5 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " With superficial characters, this look at the British justice system is a dour disappointment." — Big Hollywood
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4.0/5 99% Short Term 12 (2013) " A powerful and passionate film that presents its flawed characters in an honest and heartbreaking fashion that will be hard to forget. " — Big Hollywood
Posted Dec 23, 2013
1.5/5 27% Jobs (2013) " A noble but unworthy effort that will likely disappoint viewers looking for a thoughtful look into the technological genius." — Big Hollywood
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " Two hours of brainless action packed with some great laughs and featuring two actors clearly enjoying their time together. " — Big Hollywood
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.0/5 42% Red 2 (2013) " A highly-watchable but stilted sequel that serves as a complacent sequel to the fun original." — Big Hollywood
Posted Dec 23, 2013
2.0/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " A superficial supernatural story that aimlessly seeks to follow in the footsteps of 'Twilight.'" — Big Hollywood
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4.0/5 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " A poignant and thoughtful character study of a drifting folk singer trying to succeed in New York in 1961." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3.5/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " More exciting than its predecessor, Peter Jackson's visual expertise helps guide this fun sequel." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 13, 2013
5.0/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " A magical experience, this well-written comedy will delight and entertain audiences everywhere." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 13, 2013
5.0/5 89% Frozen (2013) " A wonderful family film that offers up some of Disney's best musical moments in years." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 27, 2013
4.0/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " The great interplay between the title character and his sarcastic brother Loki make this sequel worthwhile." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 8, 2013
4/5 74% You're Next (2013) " The rare horror film that critics and genre fans can actually enjoy." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2.5/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " A morass of metallic mayhem." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3.0/5 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " A decent- though not spectacular- summer spectacle that goes on for way too long. " — Big Hollywood
Posted Jul 12, 2013
4.0/5 65% The Heat (2013) " A hysterical comedy, this Paul Feig production is a worthy successor to his 2011 hit "Bridesmaids." " — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 67% World War Z (2013) " This zombie thriller efficiently blends action sequences with investigative scenes exploring the history of the virus." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.0/5 34% The Internship (2013) " This satisfying comedy stands on the merits of its two leads and works predominantly because of Vince Vaughn's amusing performance. " — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
0.5/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " This sequel is obnoxious, unfunny, and disgusting, a far cry from the humorous original." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.0/5 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " An honest and authentic documentary that powerfully explores the filmmaker's own family." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Not as audacious or exciting as its predecessor but this sequel is still a fun summer ride." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.5/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " An ambitious, multi-colored triumph, this film will be hard to forget. " — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.0/5 35% Peeples (2013) " This messy and oftentimes obnoxious comedy relies too often on cheap humor to get its points across." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 51% At Any Price (2013) " A thought-provoking and original drama that takes an intriguing look at the competitive nature of the agricultural industry." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2.5/5 49% Pain & Gain (2013) " Packed with graphic torture sequences and stinging comedy, this fact-based film's is bogged down by its unevenness. " — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.0/5 88% The Angels' Share (2013) " A surprisingly warm and heartfelt film about a flawed criminal struggling to start a new life after the birth of his first child." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2.5/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " This visually beautiful film falters with a meandering plot." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 68% Disconnect (2013) " A powerful tale about the dangers of spending a lifetime online or losing one's self to online fantasies or ideals." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 68% Trance (2013) " Multi-layered and beautifully-filmed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle, this drama lets viewers into the world of art and hypnosis in a tale that should be talked about long after the credits roll." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " An (extremely) blood good time that will likely please horror fans." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.0/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " An ambitious and thought-provoking film with a beautiful score and some of the biggest narrative twists of the year." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 91% The Sapphires (2013) " A unique and heartening look at four young women blossoming into mature adults as they enjoy a bout with success in the midst of a hard-fought war." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.5/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " This action-packed drama is as bland and forgettable as its predecessor." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.0/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " A ridiculous, repetitive and empty drama. " — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.5/5 43% The Call (2013) " An intriguing concept is overshadowed by a remarkably outrageous third act." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.5/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " Director Sam Raimi creates a magical experience for viewers in this beautiful and engaging prequel to "The Wizard of Oz."" — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2.5/5 28% 21 And Over (2013) " An enjoyable third act can't save this uneven comedy, which strives to be more serious than it should. " — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 83% Side Effects (2013) " A provocative thriller that offers intelligence and solid surprises until its lame third act." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.0/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " A surprisingly-funny zombie film boasting a killer soundtrack and a great script." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2.0/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " As unsubtle as its title, this action film is repetitive and packed with silly cliches that should be put to sleep." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
0.0/5 4% Movie 43 (2013) " The greatest waste of A-list talent since Garry Marshall made his last film." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.0/5 28% Broken City (2013) " A complete mess, this drama is packed with sophomoric political ideas, unfocused storylines and inane dialogue." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.5/5 18% Parental Guidance (2012) " A joyless and crude comedy that celebrates bathroom humor." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.0/5 81% The Impossible (2012) " An emotionally-captivating and well-filmed true tale." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
5.0/5 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) " Remains as wonderful and remarkably charming as it was when it was first released." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " An unconventional drama that succeeds despite an uneven plot." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
5.0/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " A unique dramedy that stands heads and shoulders above most romantic films." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 89% A Royal Affair (2012) " A well-crafted drama about three flawed individuals who changed the course of history in Denmark." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
0.5/5 25% Fun Size (2012) " An offensive and obnoxious comedy that never feels secure in its own identity. " — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.5/5 31% Chasing Mavericks (2012) " This drama, which succeeds when the characters are in the water, has little to offer when they are back on land." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.0/5 94% The Sessions (2012) " It's difficult not to be impressed with director and screenwriter Ben Lewin's ability to bring this distinctive and surprisingly emotional story to the big screen." — Big Hollywood
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.0/5 12% Alex Cross (2012) " The cliched plot and terrible dialogue make this so-called "thriller" nearly unbearable." — John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2013
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