John Hanlon Reviews

Film Reviews

American Underdog Review

American Underdog

Release Date: December 25th, 2021

“You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That’s how you know you’re still alive,” Jerry Seinfeld once said. If you support that sentiment, the new film American Underdog could be just what you’re looking for at the cineplex this Christmas. Based on the book All...

Finding You Movie Review

Finding You

Release Date: May 14th, 2021

The new teen romance Finding You has a quiet and gentle spirit that’s hard to turn away from. Set in Ireland, the drama focuses on a violin player who takes a semester abroad in hopes of changing her life. Written and directed by Brian Baugh, the plot covers familiar territory...



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,...