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John Hanlon

John Hanlon
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 55% 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 75% 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 91% 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 92% 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 73% 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 12% 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 85% 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 87% 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 64% 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 11% 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 26% 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 56% 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 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) A traditional but energetic ride.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
3.5/4 74% 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 55% 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 36% 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
3.5/4 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Outrageous and oftentimes ridiculous, this big-budget action film is bursting with energy and a palpable sense of fun.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.0/4 78% The Shallows (2016) An intense and well-made thriller that will make viewers nervous before they step into the ocean this summer.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
1.0/4 28% Warcraft (2016) The visuals are solid but the story meanders and the lackluster characters make this adaptation feel like a drag.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.0/4 56% Me Before You (2016) Despite the numerous cliches that plague the feature's first half, this romantic drama has enough charm and warmth to recommend it.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.5/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) Dory, the unforgettable character from "Finding Nemo," is given her own showcase here and the Pixar team truly does a tremendous job bringing her poignant and personal story to life.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3.0/4 70% Central Intelligence (2016) Dwayne Johnson steals the show in this solid comedy, which lets The Rock show off a side of him we haven't seen before.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3.5/4 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) This comedy is great fun and serves as the perfect star vehicle for the hilarious Andy Samberg.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
1.0/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) A dour and disappointing sequel to the energetic 2010 Tim Burton feature.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 33% Now You See Me 2 (2016) There are a few fun moments here but not enough to overcome the film's many flaws.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
3.0/4 37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Unabashedly fun and goofy, this film offers viewers an entertaining escapist ride.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
1.0/4 44% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Families of all ages deserve a lot better than this.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
2.0/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) For a series that has stood out for its uniqueness, this sequel feels sadly traditional and bland.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
3.0/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Some of the gags do feel a bit repetitive but there are enough funny moments here for this film to stand out on its own.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
3.0/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) A fun but admittedly violent comedy that features a truly great standout performance by Ryan Gosling.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
3.0/4 87% All the Way (2016) A commendable achievement, this HBO movie powerfully captures President Johnson's ability to bully, cajole and manipulate people to vote the way he wanted.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
3.0/4 57% Money Monster (2016) A populist thriller that both sides of the political aisle can appreciate.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
3.0/4 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) Moore's strength here isn't in answering all of the questions he poses. It's in raising the questions to begin with.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
2.0/4 27% The Boy (2016) The bizarre but intriguing premise here is undermined because the film isn't willing to take risks to embrace the absurdity of the situation.‐ John Hanlon Reviews
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016