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John Hanlon

John Hanlon
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.0/4 10% The Forest (2016) The premise and the setting are far more chilling than the film itself,. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.0/4 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) If a person wants to take part in a first-person action game, they should just play a first-person action game. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Apr 11, 2016
0.5/4 22% The Boss (2016) There's a lot to love about Melissa McCarthy as a comedic performer. Few of those qualities are on display here. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Apr 10, 2016
3.5/4 91% The Witch (2016) An intense supernatural thriller that is as anxiety-producing as it is geniunely unpredictable. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Apr 2, 2016
3.0/4 9% God's Not Dead 2 (2016) A commendable drama that, despite some flaws, raises serious questions about religious prosecution and political correctness. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Just when you think you know what Quentin Tarantino will do next, you realize just how wrong you are as evidenced by this great addition to the director's oeuvre. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.0/4 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) A respectable and light-hearted sequel that's as comforting as a nice piece of baklava. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 28, 2016
2.0/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) There's a modicum of depth in the new superhero drama. Unfortunately, it's buried underneath a grim façade and an unrepentant reliance on loud fight sequences. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 27, 2016
0.5/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) The "Divergent" series wasn't strong to begin with but this latest entry reaches a new low point. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2016
3.0/4 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) As a comedy, the feature isn't laugh-out-loud funny but the filmmakers seem to be aiming for a greater goal here: relevance. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2016
3.5/4 43% Miracles from Heaven (2016) Jennifer Garner delivers a standout performance in this uplifting and heartfelt drama. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 17, 2016
0.5/4 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) This is a film that wants to be cutting edge but deserved to be left on the cutting room floor. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2016
3.5/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Reminiscent of a Hitchcock film, this drama unfolds with a powerful intensity that will leave you guessing until its very end. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2016
3.5/4 98% Zootopia (2016) Reminiscent of "Toy Story" in its ability to create a wonderfully colorful world of its own, "Zootopia" is a fun film with undeniably important themes about diversity, inclusion and self-worth. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2016
3.0/4 46% The Young Messiah (2016) This kind-hearted and compassionate drama imagines the youthful life of Jesus. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 7, 2016
3.0/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) A satisfying combination of "24" and "Die Hard." ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 6, 2016
3.0/4 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Gods of Egypt" is an over-the-top, superficial and flashy drama. It's also a lot of fun. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 2, 2016
3.5/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) An unlikely hero and a unique story help make this inspiring sports drama overcome its shortcomings. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Mar 1, 2016
3.0/4 51% Risen (2016) A unique perspective on the resurrection makes this Biblical production truly stand out. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Feb 21, 2016
3.0/4 61% Race (2016) A commendable but conventional look at Jesse Owen's tremendous success on and off the track. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Feb 21, 2016
0.5/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) "How to be Single" doesn't know how to be funny and lacks the self-awareness and wit that would've made this film truly work. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3.5/4 84% Deadpool (2016) A funny, fresh and undeniably self-deprecating hero is enough to make this Marvel movie stand out among its peers. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2016
3.0/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Although the movie lasts a bit longer than it should, it still offers some great (and bloody) fun. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.0/4 63% The Finest Hours (2016) A commendable achievement, this drama features an old-fashioned story and worthwhile effects that make the rescue sequences truly stand out. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jan 31, 2016
2.0/4 16% The 5th Wave (2016) An interesting concept is overshadowed by predictable plot developments and forgettable characters. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jan 31, 2016
0.5/4 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) This is De Niro like you've never seen him before. That's not a good thing. It's hard not to wonder why the "Godfather 2" star ended up starring as "Dirty Grandpa." ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2016
3.0/4 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Director Michael Bay slows down his usual frantic pace to offer a stirring but action-packed portrait of the 2012 Benghazi attacks. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2016
4.0/4 81% The Revenant (2015) An incredible cinematic experience that is both shocking in its violence and awe-inspiring in its depiction of one's man struggle to survive in the brutal wilderness. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jan 12, 2016
3.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) Hilarious and horrifying, director Adam McKay delivers a scathing film that would be hard to believe if it wasn't actually true. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jan 7, 2016
5.0/5 60% Joy (2015) Jennifer Lawrence does a tremendous job as the title character in this inventive and inspiring drama. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2.0/4 60% Sisters (2015) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are two talented performers who can achieve comedic brilliance in worthy projects. This film isn't one of them. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4.0/4 93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) An epic intergalactic masterpiece. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2015
3.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The force is strong in this spirited sequel. This is the movie that "Star Wars" fans have been waiting decades for. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2015
3.5/4 66% The Night Before (2015) A hilarious Christmas comedy that deftly mixes drug-fueled humor with holiday sentimentality. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2.5/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Despite featuring an incredible true story, Ron Howard's latest drama lacks the characters and the insight to truly stand out. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3.5/4 65% Krampus (2015) Outrageous and devilishly fun, this film is a combination of 'Gremlins' & 'Christmas Vacation.' ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3.0/4.0 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) James McAvoy is great fun in this unique and visually-exciting adaptation of the well-known story. ‐ Big Hollywood
Posted Nov 29, 2015
4.0/4 95% Creed (2015) This film doesn't mark a continuation of the series. It marks a rebirth of it. One of the best films of the year. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 26, 2015
1.0/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) It's hard to "Love the Coopers." Actually, it's hard to even like them. The family is so overbearing and stereotypical that it's difficult to see why this great ensemble cast signed on to play them. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3.0/4 45% The 33 (2015) Its emotional center is hard to forget but considering the powerful subject material, it's hard not to leave the theater without a sense of disappointment. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 15, 2015
3.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) Smart, funny and unique, this comedy shows off the undeniable strengths of its star, Amy Schumer . ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.0/4 65% Spectre (2015) An undeniable letdown after "Skyfall," this Bond feature is thoughtful in its subject matter but complacent in its execution. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 11, 2015
1.0/4.0 62% Truth (2015) It's hard to walk into a film with the name "Truth" without great expectations about its content. This one fails to meet any of those expectations. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 10, 2015
1.5/4 30% Burnt (2015) This half-baked dramedy about cooking feels more like a lackluster television pilot rather than a feature-length film. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 10, 2015
3.0/4 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Fair-minded and thoughtful, this documentary lets viewers witness the rise of political punditry. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 7, 2015
3.0/4 75% Good Kill (2015) This thoughtful drama presents real and legitimate questions about drone strikes and smartly lets the audience make their own decisions on these issues. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 7, 2015
3.0/4 No Score Yet Return to the Hiding Place (2014) Despite some editing issues and some acting miscues, this drama's heart is in the right place which helps it overcome some of its greatest flaws. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Nov 7, 2015
2.0/4 27% Pan (2015) When the cast starts singing "Here we are now, entertain us," it sounds like more of a plea from the audience itself. Shouldn't a story about Peter Pan be at least a little entertaining? ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.0/4.0 77% Woodlawn (2015) An inspiring film that shows the power of faith and forgiveness on and off the field. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Oct 13, 2015
2.0/4.0 62% The Intern (2015) A fun and warm-hearted first hour here is undermined by the film's preachy and unfocused second half. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Posted Oct 11, 2015