Big Hollywood

Big Hollywood is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Christian Toto, John Hanlon
Rating Title/Year Author
4.0/4 Black Panther (2018) John Hanlon An exciting and refreshing superhero movie that stands out as one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.0/4.0 Victor Frankenstein (2015) John Hanlon James McAvoy is great fun in this unique and visually-exciting adaptation of the well-known story. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2015
2.5/4 Fading Gigolo (2013) Christian Toto It's like a Woody Allen movie--same music, same shtick--but without the uneasy moral takeaways. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 Heaven Is for Real (2014) Christian Toto The touching Heaven Is for Real marks faith-based filmmaking's next logical step into the mainstream. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Christian Toto The Winter Soldier will reaffirm your faith in big-budget moviemaking that can tell a politically balanced story. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.5/5 The Book Thief (2013) John Hanlon Offering a unique insight into the Holocaust, this compelling drama works despite its uneven plot. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3.5/5 Kill Your Darlings (2013) John Hanlon A powerful and insightful film about two controversial young writers who were never satisfied with the status quo and sought to change it. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4.0/5 Ender's Game (2013) John Hanlon A commendable sc-fi drama, this serious film offers up some great themes and some grand visuals. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
1.5/5 The Counselor (2013) John Hanlon The script, packed with pretentious lines and silly dialogue, manages to dull even the most exciting and provocative parts of this story. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3.5/5 Muscle Shoals (2013) John Hanlon A bit lengthy but packed with great music, this is a solid documentary that musicians and fans of soul music will likely enjoy. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3.0/5 A.C.O.D. (2013) John Hanlon A decent script is brought to life because of the strong supporting players in this new comedy. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
1.0/5 Runner Runner (2013) John Hanlon A bland retelling of a familiar story that lies in the shadow of smarter and sleeker films like 'The Firm.' EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
.5/5 Baggage Claim (2013) John Hanlon A tired and manipulative comedy, this new film is one of the most creatively-inert flicks of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
5.0/5 Prisoners (2013) John Hanlon Methodical, powerful and one of the year's best, this drama offers up a riveting script and a great cast. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4.0/5 The Spectacular Now (2013) John Hanlon An honest and powerful look at teenagers who look and act like real people. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
.5/5 The Family (2013) John Hanlon As lifeless and dull as any of the characters whacked during this dramedy's bloated running time. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
2.0/5 Closed Circuit (2013) John Hanlon With superficial characters, this look at the British justice system is a dour disappointment. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4.0/5 Short Term 12 (2013) John Hanlon A powerful and passionate film that presents its flawed characters in an honest and heartbreaking fashion that will be hard to forget. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2013
1.5/5 Jobs (2013) John Hanlon A noble but unworthy effort that will likely disappoint viewers looking for a thoughtful look into the technological genius. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5 2 Guns (2013) John Hanlon Two hours of brainless action packed with some great laughs and featuring two actors clearly enjoying their time together. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.0/5 Red 2 (2013) John Hanlon A highly-watchable but stilted sequel that serves as a complacent sequel to the fun original. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2013
2.0/5 Beautiful Creatures (2013) John Hanlon A superficial supernatural story that aimlessly seeks to follow in the footsteps of 'Twilight.' EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3/4 A Hijacking (2013) Christian Toto If only more movies could slip social messages into their stories as deftly as A Hijacking does. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2013
3/4 Year of the Living Dead (2012) Christian Toto The Birth of the modern zombie film wasn't scary. It was downright hilarious, according to this smart new doc. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2013
2/4 Elysium (2013) Christian Toto Dopey Pollyanna politics meet hackneyed storytelling. Elysium has it all! EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2013
3.5/4 Still (2012) Christian Toto An Occupy Wall Street supporter is part of the most conservative indie film you'll see all year. Still Mine is a heartbreaking classic no matter your ideology, though. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2013
2.5/5 Pacific Rim (2013) John Hanlon A morass of metallic mayhem. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3.0/5 The Lone Ranger (2013) John Hanlon A decent- though not spectacular- summer spectacle that goes on for way too long. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2013
4.0/5 The Heat (2013) John Hanlon A hysterical comedy, this Paul Feig production is a worthy successor to his 2011 hit "Bridesmaids." EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 World War Z (2013) John Hanlon This zombie thriller efficiently blends action sequences with investigative scenes exploring the history of the virus. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.0/5 The Internship (2013) John Hanlon This satisfying comedy stands on the merits of its two leads and works predominantly because of Vince Vaughn's amusing performance. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.0/5 Peeples (2013) John Hanlon This messy and oftentimes obnoxious comedy relies too often on cheap humor to get its points across. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 At Any Price (2012) John Hanlon A thought-provoking and original drama that takes an intriguing look at the competitive nature of the agricultural industry. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2.5/5 Pain & Gain (2013) John Hanlon Packed with graphic torture sequences and stinging comedy, this fact-based film's is bogged down by its unevenness. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.0/5 The Angels' Share (2012) John Hanlon A surprisingly warm and heartfelt film about a flawed criminal struggling to start a new life after the birth of his first child. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2.5/5 Oblivion (2013) John Hanlon This visually beautiful film falters with a meandering plot. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 Disconnect (2012) John Hanlon A powerful tale about the dangers of spending a lifetime online or losing one's self to online fantasies or ideals. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 Trance (2013) John Hanlon Multi-layered and beautifully-filmed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle, this drama lets viewers into the world of art and hypnosis in a tale that should be talked about long after the credits roll. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.0/5 The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) John Hanlon An ambitious and thought-provoking film with a beautiful score and some of the biggest narrative twists of the year. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 The Sapphires (2012) John Hanlon A unique and heartening look at four young women blossoming into mature adults as they enjoy a bout with success in the midst of a hard-fought war. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.5/5 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) John Hanlon This action-packed drama is as bland and forgettable as its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.0/5 Spring Breakers (2012) John Hanlon A ridiculous, repetitive and empty drama. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.5/5 The Call (2013) John Hanlon An intriguing concept is overshadowed by a remarkably outrageous third act. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.5/5 Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) John Hanlon Director Sam Raimi creates a magical experience for viewers in this beautiful and engaging prequel to "The Wizard of Oz." EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2.5/5 21 and Over (2013) John Hanlon An enjoyable third act can't save this uneven comedy, which strives to be more serious than it should. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/5 Side Effects (2013) John Hanlon A provocative thriller that offers intelligence and solid surprises until its lame third act. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.0/5 Warm Bodies (2013) John Hanlon A surprisingly-funny zombie film boasting a killer soundtrack and a great script. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2.0/5 Bullet to the Head (2012) John Hanlon As unsubtle as its title, this action film is repetitive and packed with silly cliches that should be put to sleep. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
0.0/5 Movie 43 (2013) John Hanlon The greatest waste of A-list talent since Garry Marshall made his last film. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013
1.0/5 Broken City (2013) John Hanlon A complete mess, this drama is packed with sophomoric political ideas, unfocused storylines and inane dialogue. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2013