Hannah Hoolihan

Hannah Hoolihan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Hannah Hoolihan is a freelance film critic that resides in Minnesota and writes for her own website, hannahhoolihan.com. She is also a Social Content Producer for Geek Bomb which entails writing, voicing over and producing short-form video content. Her work has been featured on Leonard Maltin's website as well in their "New Voices" section.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
59% Witch Hunt (2021) "Witch Hunt" has an intriguing premise and a couple of solid performances but doesn't feel like it fully lives up to its potential. - Shuffle Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) "Miss Juneteenth'' is a wonderful feature film debut from Peoples, led with an abundance of heart and passion from both Beharie and Chikaeze. - Shuffle Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2020
97% Sound of Metal (2020) With phenomenal sound design and an emotional performance from Ahmed, "Sound of Metal" is a profound story worth putting at the top of your watchlist this year. - Shuffle Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
82% Happiest Season (2020) Although there are a couple of scenes that feel comedically out of place, by the end, you can't help but fall in love with what DuVall brought to life here. - Shuffle Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
8/10 82% Scare Me (2020) Though it sometimes suffers from its 104-minute runtime, Scare Me is an incredibly fun and clever debut feature from actor-writer-director, Josh Ruben. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
7/10 91% Enola Holmes (2020) With a spunky Millie Bobby Brown leading the way, and with fantastic direction from Harry Bradbeer, Enola Holmes is an absolute delight. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
8/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Led by charismatic performances and a script that relishes in the goofy humor that made the first film such a hit, Face the Music is the wholesome dose of pure joy we need right now. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
8/10 93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Maine's debut feature film is authentic storytelling at its best, capturing an important and complex coming-of-age milestone with hilarity and sincerity. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 93% The Outpost (2020) The Outpost finds success in its thrilling, white-knuckling battle sequence, but rarely digs below the surface of the individuals fighting in it. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
3.5/5 85% Mr. Jones (2020) Led by a captivating performance from James Norton, Mr. Jones is a compelling and gripping drama with many important points of relevancy to today. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3/5 41% You Should Have Left (2020) You Should Have Left often feels like a watered-down version of The Shining, but Koepp still manages to maintain interest in its mind-bending story. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
2.5/5 41% Exit Plan (Selvmords turisten) (2020) Even with a nuanced performance from Coster-Waldau and beautiful cinematography, Exit Plan is a slow-burn drama that fizzles out in the end. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
2.5/5 77% Tommaso (2020) Despite a raw performance from Willem Dafoe, Tommaso feels more like a self-indulgent male fantasy than an introspective character study. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
4/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night is a captivating sci-fi thriller that's elevated by its rich script, stunning cinematography, and incredibly charming leads. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
2.5/5 24% Inheritance (2020) But despite great performances from Lily Collins and Simon Pegg, Inheritance is weighed down by heavy exposition and its overly ambitious story. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
4/5 59% Valley Girl (2020) Part coming-of-age love story and part rousing movie musical, Valley Girl is a delightfully cheesy remake set to some of the best tunes from the '80s. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
4/5 88% Spaceship Earth (2020) Spaceship Earth shines a light on the charismatic people behind Biosphere 2 but emphasizes the importance of climate change, especially today. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Nightfire (2020) Nightfire has ambitious ideas, and executes most with style, but suffers at the hands of its short runtime and lack of fully explored storylines. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
4/5 90% Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020) Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge relishes in its source material and gruesome fatalities, going all-in for an entertaining thrill ride. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
2.5/5 45% Endings, Beginnings (2020) Endings, Beginnings favors style over substance, rarely igniting the spark its meant to and anchored only by a compelling Shailene Woodley. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
2.5/5 41% The Quarry (2020) Although The Quarry feels lackluster in its execution, it's an intriguing story of redemption that's largely carried by a captivating Michael Shannon. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
1.5/5 6% Behind You (2020) Carried by a generic story and uninspired performances, Behind You falls flat in its mission to terrify viewers with suspenseful mirror magic. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
3.5/5 87% Sea Fever (2019) Once it overcomes its initial storytelling lulls, Sea Fever embarks on a thrilling creature-feature adventure with a message that's all-too-timely. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3.5/5 69% We Summon the Darkness (2020) We Summon The Darkness is a wickedly fun and delightfully devilish thrill ride led by electric performances from Alexandra Daddario and Maddie Hasson. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 57% Resistance (2020) Led by a charismatic performance from Jesse Eisenberg, Resistance is a harrowing story but often feels as if it bit off more than it could chew. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
4/5 89% Banana Split (2020) Bolstered by a thoughtful script and beautifully authentic performances, Banana Split provides a fresh take on the coming-of-age romantic comedy. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
3.5/5 67% Human Capital (2020) Meyers' disjointed approach to Human Capital expertly weaves its story into a gripping mystery that's further elevated by exceptional performances. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
3/5 80% Max Winslow and the House of Secrets (2020) Max Winslow and the House of Secrets relishes in its imaginative storyline, but is ultimately a forgettable, albeit fun, family-friendly adventure. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3/5 46% Run This Town (2020) Run This Town falls short of its storytelling aspirations but finds success in Ben Platt and Mena Massoud, who lead with lively, enthralling energy. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3.5/5 87% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) Even though its story treads on familiar comedic territory, Standing Up, Falling Down finds an abundance of success in its two charming leads. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
10/10 93% Us (2019) Sophomore slump be damned -- Jordan Peele brought something bigger and bolder to the table! - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
9/10 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) From the beautiful pastel color palette to the electrifying score by Nicholas Britell, every detail in Beale Street beckons you into the narrative and welcomes you with open arms. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
9/10 86% Dumplin' (2018) A delightful coming-of-age story that's as sassy and willful as the Dolly Parton tunes imbued within it. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
10/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) With witty storytelling, lovable characters, and some solid laugh-out-loud moments, it's a fresh and exciting take on the familiar narrative of Marvel's favorite web-slinger. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
9/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's a delightful concoction of lovable characters and an enjoyable story, with just the right amount of adult humor sprinkled on top, that follows-up to its original and heartfelt predecessor with gusto! - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
6/10 36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The wonder of the wizarding world lives on in The Crimes of Grindelwald, even if its lackluster story leaves something to be desired - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
7/10 81% Overlord (2018) In the end, it tosses exposition out the window in exchange for incredible effects and some solid frights. It'll satisfy that B-movie craving for some good ol' fashioned zombie fightin'. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
9/10 80% Boy Erased (2018) Boy Erased is a distressing story told with compassion through its incredible leads and thoughtful direction from Joel Edgerton. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
84% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor is a classy, humorous, and often outrageous thriller. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
73% Nelly (2018) Though occasionally bogged down by a slow pace, Nelly is a tale that will intrigue you while simultaneously breaking your heart. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Has its moments of hilarity, but ultimately it's a young adult film that will stick in your head for its message and the relevance that it has today. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) It was simple, yet engaging. It'll have you smiling from ear to ear as you soak in the wholesomeness. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
94% Blindspotting (2018) Not only did the acting impress me, but the story and themes present throughout were incredibly relevant. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Not only is this movie loaded with amazing acting, especially from Lakeith Stanfield, but it's filled with scenes that are equal parts out-of-this-world and incredibly relevant. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
99% The Tale (2018) Fox's vulnerability, both in front of and behind the camera, shines through and leaves the viewer emotionally invested from the very beginning. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
96% A Quiet Place (2018) It has you white-knuckling the arm rests of your seat for almost the entire runtime. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Snappy dialogue throughout that's fun to keep up with. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
100% Half the Picture (2018) Why did I leave this movie teary eyed but optimistic? Because it delivers a message of hope. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is hilarious and heartfelt and I absolutely adored Elsie Fisher. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) This movie is phenomenal. - Hannah Hoolihan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018