John Hanlon Reviews

Film Reviews



Release Date: June 26th, 2020

During his tenure as the host of the Daily Show, Jon Stewart was oftentimes critiqued by some on the right for skewing conservatives more than he mocked liberals. It’s unlikely that he’ll face the same amount of criticism regarding his new film Irresistible, which delights...

7500 Review


Release Date: June 18th, 2020

The concept of hijackers taking control of a large plane is a scary one and one that feels all too familiar to those who remember the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Patrick Vollrath’s new film 7500 relies on that familiarity to tell its own story about a hijacking told in a...

King of Staten Island Review

The King of Staten Island

Release Date: June 12th, 2020

There is something inherently messy about the new comedy The King of Staten Island and that’s one of the reasons why many parts of it ring true. Featuring Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, the feature tells the story of a twenty-something whose life hasn’t yet come...

The Invisible Man Review

The Invisible Man

Release Date: February 28th, 2020

In the tense opening moments of Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, a young woman attempts to leave her abusive boyfriend. The camera captures her methodical movements as she tries to leave a beautiful home without awaking her controlling beau. There isn’t much action in the...

Breakthrough Review


Release Date: April 17th, 2019

Hitting theaters a few days before Easter, the new drama Breakthrough tells the story of a miraculous event. In 2015, a 14-year-old boy fell through the frozen façade of a Missouri lake and nearly lost everything. When he was pulled out of the ice and brought to the hospital,...

Dumbo Review


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Director Tim Burton is well-known for his ability to create unique landscapes in his cinematic creations. He created such a landscape in Batman and its sequel Batman Returns. His new film reunites two of the stars from the latter picture and brings them into a world of its...

Creed 2 Review

Creed 2

Release Date: November 21, 2018

In 2015, the drama Creed defied expectations. The film, which featured Sylvester Stallone returning to the role of Rocky Balboa, served as an addition to the long-running Rocky series while also standing alone as the introduction of a new boxer on the horizon. That new boxer,...