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John Hanlon Reviews

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

The Drop (2014)

"A dark but enthralling drama that casts a shadow of violence over every scene. "

Posted Sep 13, 2014

John Hanlon

2 13%

No Good Deed (2014)

"A bland twist can't save this movie from its own repetitive flaws and its uninspired script."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

John Hanlon

3 93%

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

"A painstaking look at the heart-breaking situation that unfolded as the Vietnam War came to an abrupt end."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

John Hanlon

4 73%

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

"A lovely family-friendly tale that amazingly carries on the story without losing any of its predecessor's charms."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

John Hanlon

5 36%

The November Man (2014)

"Bad. Really bad. This wannabe Bond movie features many elements of Brosnan's Bond films except for one: quality. This is easily one of the year's worst films."

Posted Aug 26, 2014

John Hanlon

6 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"The plot may meander a bit but this sequel is still worth seeing for its magnificent visuals and a few choice cameos that keep the story humming along."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

John Hanlon

7 37%

If I Stay (2014)

"As silly and melodramatic as the gimmick at its core."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

John Hanlon

8 17%

When The Game Stands Tall (2014)

"This is a different kind of sports movie but it's also one that is undermined by cliches and bland dialogue. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

John Hanlon

9 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"A few great nods to the audience and a buoyant performance by Antonio Banderas help enliven the action. "

Posted Aug 14, 2014

John Hanlon

10 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"A formulaic comedy that is lifted by the physical comedy and charm of the wonderfully-underrated Jake Johnson."

Posted Aug 13, 2014

John Hanlon

11 33%

The Giver (2014)

"A beautiful and memorable adaptation of the beloved Lois Lowry book. Fans of the novel will not be disappointed."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

John Hanlon

12 43%

Step Up: All In (2014)

"After its silly last installment, this series is now showing signs of growth and maturity but not enough to recommend the new feature."

Posted Aug 9, 2014

John Hanlon

13 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"Helen Mirren is delightful in this lovely little cinematic treat."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

John Hanlon

14 19%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"One of the nicest surprises of the summer, this reboot actually delivers what audiences are craving."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

John Hanlon

15 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

"A B-movie that can't decide if it wants to be "Sharknado"-lite or a "Twister" ripoff."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

John Hanlon

16 37%

Child Of God (2014)

"This drama loses its momentum when it focuses too much on its mentally unstable main character and never builds a solid narrative around him."

Posted Aug 5, 2014

John Hanlon

17 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"Chadwick Boseman steals the show in this electric look at the unforgettable life of James Brown."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

John Hanlon

18 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"The script has its moments but it lacks the unadulterated sense of fun that was so integral to many of the earlier Marvel movies."

Posted Jul 30, 2014

John Hanlon

19 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"This dark, complex and ultimately mournful look at intelligence officials aiming to take down a financial supporter of terrorism features one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's best performances."

Posted Jul 26, 2014

John Hanlon

20 66%

Lucy (2014)

"A movie about intelligence that isn't half as smart as it pretends to be."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

John Hanlon

21 58%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"Too often settles for horror cliches rather than focusing in on its thoughtful premise."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

John Hanlon

22 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"It made me laugh enough for it to merit a tepid endorsement. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

John Hanlon

23 91%

CODE BLACK (2014)

"If you want to talk about the health care crisis in this country, I suggest you watch this movie."

Posted Jul 12, 2014

John Hanlon

24 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"It offers up everything a summer blockbuster should: intelligence, great visual effects and an emotional core that stays with you after the lights come back on."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

John Hanlon

25 27%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"A genuinely creepy thriller that relies on its story rather than scary music to build suspense."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

John Hanlon

26 24%

Tammy (2014)

"A waste of McCarthy's considerable talent, this comedy is painfully groan-inducing and obnoxious."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

John Hanlon

27 69%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Despite its uneven focus, this drama's unique premise lifts it up above other similar programs. "

Posted Jun 29, 2014

John Hanlon

28 82%

Girl Meets World: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Cory and Topanga are back in this smart, funny and charming follow-up series. "

Posted Jun 27, 2014

John Hanlon

29 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"The first twenty minutes are great with Wahlberg stealing the show as a wannabe inventor but when the Transformers arrive onscreen, it all goes downhill. "

Posted Jun 27, 2014

John Hanlon

30 33%

Lullaby (2014)

"Jenkins and Hedlund do great work here but it's the unnecessary supporting characters who undermine what could've been a strong drama."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

John Hanlon

31 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"A delightful cinematic gem."

Posted Jun 15, 2014

John Hanlon

32 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"The plot isn't original but the humor is fresh and the humor is the reason we see these movies."

Posted Jun 14, 2014

John Hanlon

33 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"Offering a dramatically darker story, this feature serves as an animated homage to 'The Empire Strikes Back.'"

Posted Jun 12, 2014

John Hanlon

34 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"Marion Cotillard offers up one of her best performances in this painful but thought-provoking drama."

Posted Jun 9, 2014

John Hanlon

35 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"'Groundhog Day' was a great film but 'Battle: Los Angeles' was a lousy one and this feels like a combination of both."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

John Hanlon

36 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"A smart and authentic adaptation that never loses focus of its characters in its depiction of a potent tragic love story."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

John Hanlon

37 94%

The Normal Heart (2014)

"A passionately-written and heart-wrenching portrayal of real life events, this drama painfully offers a look at the earliest victims of the AIDS epidemic. "

Posted May 25, 2014

John Hanlon

38 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Sequels can offer more of the same stories and characters that made their predecessors so successful or they can dare to be more. This movie dares to be more. "

Posted May 22, 2014

John Hanlon

39 14%

Blended (2014)

"After a fire alarm disrupted a recent screening of this film, many of the audience members I was with left the theater knowing that this obnoxious and offensive comedy was not going to get any better."

Posted May 22, 2014

John Hanlon

40 71%

Monsters (2010)

"This low-budget and character-driven drama should be applauded for its realistic portrait of a world slowly coming to grips with an alien invasion."

Posted May 19, 2014

John Hanlon

41 82%

Fed Up (2014)

"Shocking and eye-opening, this documentary sheds light on why-- in the midst of a health food craze-- our nation's obesity problem is only getting worse."

Posted May 16, 2014

John Hanlon

42 62%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"A formulaic but strong Disney family drama that works better than it should."

Posted May 16, 2014

John Hanlon

43 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"This monster movie commits one of the cardinal sins of the genre: it's boring. "

Posted May 15, 2014

John Hanlon

44 79%

Penny Dreadful: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Smart, sophisticated and rather thrilling, this Showtime drama starts out as one of the best new shows of the year. "

Posted May 11, 2014

John Hanlon

45 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"A comedy about a fraternity that doesn't underestimate its audience. Sign me up."

Posted May 10, 2014

John Hanlon

46 96%

Blue Ruin (2014)

"Subtle and heartbreaking, this revenge drama will be hard to forget."

Posted May 4, 2014

John Hanlon

47 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Less coherent and more generic than its predecessor, this superhero sequel is an obvious misstep in the franchise."

Posted May 1, 2014

John Hanlon

48 26%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"This action film takes itself too seriously and undermines its B-movie roots."

Posted Apr 24, 2014

John Hanlon

49 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"If you like defecation jokes, you will love 'The Other Woman.'"

Posted Apr 24, 2014

John Hanlon

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