John Hanlon Reviews

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.0/4 The Front Runner (2018) John Hanlon This feature is so focused on the big picture of what this scandal means that it oftentimes neglects its unique characters. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) John Hanlon A lovely escapist adventure that is magnificently brought to life by incredible production design. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
4.0/4 A Star Is Born (2018) John Hanlon This film takes its well-known story and its well-known actors and shows us something completely fresh and surprising EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 Smallfoot (2018) John Hanlon With some great songs and a few moments of levity, this animated film is a colorful delight. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 The Nun (2018) John Hanlon A solid addition to this long-running series. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 Operation Finale (2018) John Hanlon There are some stumbles in the feature's first half (more editing could've helped) but the latter half makes up for those weaknesses. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.5/4 The Wife (2017) John Hanlon A beautiful character study anchored by a tremendous lead performance by Glenn Close. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 Dog Days (2018) John Hanlon The gentle and kind-hearted message that this family feature offers viewers is something that we could all use in our lives EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
4.0/4 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) John Hanlon Featuring tremendous action sequences, smart dialogue and emotional depth, this installment is one of the best action movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 Skyscraper (2018) John Hanlon There's a lot of fun to be had in this big-budget action thriller that never takes itself too seriously. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) John Hanlon Unlike some of the bigger Marvel movies, this one succeeds by going small (pardon the pun) and focusing on one unique family. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) John Hanlon Fans of this series might find something to like here (I did) but others should steer clear. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 Ocean's 8 (2018) John Hanlon Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter steal the show in this fun escapist drama. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
2.5/4 Adrift (2018) John Hanlon The romantic elements work well enough but some of the emotional moments ring false. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) John Hanlon It's fun and satisfying but it never reaches the heights it's aiming for. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.5/4 RBG (2018) John Hanlon A personal and detailed look at the life and loves of this unforgettable Supreme Court justice. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
2.0/4 The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) John Hanlon There are moments here that the film hints that it could be more than standard fare but it never truly delivers on that. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.5/4 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) John Hanlon The emotional stakes are raised in this exciting Marvel entry, which manages to balance all of its storylines remarkably well. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 I Feel Pretty (2018) John Hanlon The cast and the writers do enough with the premise to earn a few laughs while also delivering an uplifting message. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.5/4 Chappaquiddick (2017) John Hanlon A painfully realistic portrait of a tragedy that is too often viewed through a political prism. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
4.0/4 A Quiet Place (2018) John Hanlon This unique horror film offers an emotional resonance that makes it truly stand out. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.5/4 Ready Player One (2018) John Hanlon Pop culture fans will find something to love in this fun thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
2.0/4 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) John Hanlon A lackluster follow-up that offers a lot of special effects but little character development. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
2.0/4 Tomb Raider (2018) John Hanlon A disappointing plot and a familiar third act prevent this remake from reaching its full potential. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
3.0/4 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) John Hanlon Despite its flaws, the film offers a noteworthy message and some great visual effects that should captivate the audience. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
1.0/4 Death Wish (2018) John Hanlon This remake is superficially interested in its characters and the debate of vigilante justice versus the justice system but it's never willing to explore either in any depth. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.0/4 Game Night (2018) John Hanlon A delightful comedy that offers some great comedic bits and a few wonderful surprises. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.0/4 The 15:17 to Paris (2018) John Hanlon A straightforward drama, this film works well enough for what it is but it could've been much better. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.0/4 Hostiles (2017) John Hanlon Morally provocative and thoughtful, this Western offers a few standout performances (including a great supporting turn by Rosamund Pike). EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.0/4 12 Strong (2018) John Hanlon A commendable exploration of heroism in the post 9/11 world. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.0/4 Forever My Girl (2018) John Hanlon Despite a familiar story, this romantic drama has its charms. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.0/4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) John Hanlon Director Rian Johnson takes some major risks here. Some of them work well while other choices contribute to the film's uneven tone. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.0/4 The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) John Hanlon By focusing on Charles Dickens himself, the filmmakers find a fitting new way to bring a well-known story to the big screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
2.0/4 Justice League (2017) John Hanlon These great characters deserved much better than this. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.0/4 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) John Hanlon Funnier and more colorful than its predecessors, this feature showcases a different side of the title character. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.5/4 Only the Brave (2017) John Hanlon Focusing on character more than special effects, this drama stands out. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.5/4 Thunder Road (2018) John Hanlon It's a testament to the filmmakers here that they manage to maintain a superb balance of comedy and tragedy in this original tale. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/4 Wonder Woman (2017) John Hanlon [Gal] Gadot is particularly memorable as the lead character here. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.0/4 American Made (2017) John Hanlon 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 It (2017) John Hanlon This wonderfully dark story offers a mix of solid laughs and great scares and really brings this Stephen King novel to life. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
1.5/4 Home Again (2017) John Hanlon This romantic comedy plays it safe too often to really stand out in this genre. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 Annabelle: Creation (2017) John Hanlon A well-crafted horror film that relies on tension and suspense, rather than simple scares. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.0/4 Kidnap (2017) John Hanlon A fast-paced and satisfying thriller that works (despite its numerous flaws) because of Halle Berry's strong lead performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.0/4 Atomic Blonde (2017) John Hanlon Although the plot is underwhelming, the action sequences really stand out with Theron leading the way with a commanding performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
4.0/4 Dunkirk (2017) John Hanlon Christopher Nolan's direction and Han Zimmer's music combine to make this war film an unforgettable cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) John Hanlon A stirring conclusion that features great special effects and another incredible performance from Andy Serkis. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) John Hanlon Exciting action sequences, a great sense of humor and a terrific turn by Tom Holland make this reboot stand out. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
2.0/4 The House (2017) John Hanlon Despite a worthy cast and a fun premise, this comedy feels like a missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
4.0/4 Baby Driver (2017) John Hanlon Fast-paced, exhilarating and impeccably-cast, this action feature is one of the year's best offerings. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
2.0/4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) John Hanlon This is a step up from several of its predecessors but it still feels like the filmmakers wasted anopportunity to reinvigorate the franchise. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017