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John Hanlon

John Hanlon
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) [Gal] Gadot is particularly memorable as the lead character here. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.0/4 86% American Made (2017) Tom Cruise seems to be having a great time playing this real-life figure but the film never goes beyond the superficial elements of this man's life.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 85% It (2017) This wonderfully dark story offers a mix of solid laughs and great scares and really brings this Stephen King novel to life.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
1.5/4 32% Home Again (2017) This romantic comedy plays it safe too often to really stand out in this genre.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) A well-crafted horror film that relies on tension and suspense, rather than simple scares.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.0/4 37% Kidnap (2017) A fast-paced and satisfying thriller that works (despite its numerous flaws) because of Halle Berry's strong lead performance.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.0/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Although the plot is underwhelming, the action sequences really stand out with Theron leading the way with a commanding performance.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4.0/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan's direction and Han Zimmer's music combine to make this war film an unforgettable cinematic experience.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) A stirring conclusion that features great special effects and another incredible performance from Andy Serkis.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Exciting action sequences, a great sense of humor and a terrific turn by Tom Holland make this reboot stand out.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2.0/4 18% The House (2017) Despite a worthy cast and a fun premise, this comedy feels like a missed opportunity.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4.0/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) Fast-paced, exhilarating and impeccably-cast, this action feature is one of the year's best offerings.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2.0/4 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) This is a step up from several of its predecessors but it still feels like the filmmakers wasted anopportunity to reinvigorate the franchise.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.0/4 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) This follow-up plays out like a traditional sequel but should still please fans of the long-running franchise.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
1.5/4 16% The Circle (2017) A timely premise is wasted in this forgettable thriller that never fully embraces its potential.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
3.0/4 49% The Promise (2017) The plot has some underlying issues but the overall film works despite its flaws. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
4.0/4 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Jessica Chastain brings this true story to life with a subtle and poignant performance. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3.0/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) A satisfying entry that benefits greatly from the interplay between its characters.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
1.5/4 57% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Director Warren Beatty tries to do too much in this nostalgic drama and the plot suffers because of it.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3.5/4 84% Silence (2017) A beautifully shot film that delves powerfully into some deep questions about faith.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3.5/4 76% Split (2017) A smart thriller that is more interested in provocative ideas than it is in simply scaring the audience.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) It's as if Quentin Tarantino took the reigns of the X-Men franchise and offered his own perspective on Wolverine and Professor Xavier. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
3.5/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Like "The LEGO Movie," this film is exciting, fresh and a pure delight for the whole family.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
3.5/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) It may be predictable but it's also one of the most uplifting and triumphant movies of the year.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
2.0/4 30% Passengers (2016) A movie that offers big questions but oftentimes settles for the easiest answers.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) An origin story that stays true to its predecessors while crafting its own unique identity.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
4.0/4 88% Jackie (2016) Distinct and sensitive, this unique feature offers an emotional and enthralling look at the former first lady.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
2.0/4.0 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) This new feature lacks the magic and the idealism of the "Harry Potter" films.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
4.0/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A tremendous achievement, this Mel Gibson-directed drama is one of the year's best.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
2.5/4 52% The Accountant (2016) There's an interesting premise here but the filmmakers never fully take advantage of it.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
3.0/4 61% Snowden (2016) For a movie about such a complicated figure, Stone seems to remove the complications from the story.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3.5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) A well-crafted and patient remake that takes the time to develop its characters before the large-scale violence ensues.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
2.5/5 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Over-the-top and ridiculous, this sequel seems to exist in a different world than the one we live in.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
3.0/5 60% Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016) Offers viewers the opportunity to understand and appreciate more fully the powerful success story of Hillsong United.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
0.5/4.0 11% When the Bough Breaks (2016) A predictable and cliched affair featuring seemingly intelligent characters who can't stop making terrible decisions.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
3.5/4 86% Sully (2016) A commendable achievement that offers a fuller and more three-dimensional look at the heroic pilot than we've seen before.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
3.5/4 88% Don't Breathe (2016) An intensely satisfying thriller packed with undeniable tension and shocking surprises.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
3.0/4 67% Greater (2016) An inspirational sports drama that dares to ask difficult questions about faith.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.0/4 59% War Dogs (2016) A satisfying comedy that is as shocking as it is outrageous.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2016
3.5/4 25% Ben-Hur (2016) This exciting but admittedly flawed remake brings the timeless story back to life for a new generation to appreciate.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
3.0/4 14% Nine Lives (2016) It may have a goofy premise but it's funnier and more enjoyable than I expected.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
3.0/4 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Despite some major flaws, this film still packs a punch thanks to the performances of Will Smith and Margot Robbie and a few solid action scenes.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
3.0/4 55% Jason Bourne (2016) A conventional sequel that should please series fans but will disappoint those looking for a unique story in this franchise.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.0/4 76% Lights Out (2016) Creepy and chilling, this horror film takes a simple concept and runs with it to great success.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
3.0/4 85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) A traditional but energetic ride.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
3.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) A hilarious reboot that embraces the original's spirit while offering a unique voice all its own. ‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
3.0/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) This animated feature has a few great scenes but young children should steer clear because of the film's darker moments.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
2.5/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Anna Kendrick steals the show when she's onscreen but one wishes that the script itself was worthy of this concept and her talent.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
3.0/4 53% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The focus here on battling political ideologies (pro-purge versus anti-purge) makes this third entry stand out in the series.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
2.5/4 37% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Tarzan, Jane and nearly everyone involved here deserved better than this unremarkable adaptation.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016