Jordan Hoffman

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For 338 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Hoffman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Wolfpack
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 338
338 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    A hundred well-placed plot breadcrumbs lead us to our perfect ending, but apart from scriptwriting craft Rees gets in some bravura scenes of high tension.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    Ciro Guerra’s gorgeous picture just has that ripped-from-your-dreams sensibility, where surprising turns float alongside a story you feel like you’ve known your whole life. Embrace of the Serpent is the type of film we’re always searching for, yet seems so obvious once we’ve found it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    While formally quite different from his more universally-respected early work, Chi-Raq has the exuberance and wit you’ll find in Do The Right Thing and Crooklyn. It’s the best film he’s made in a very long time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    Lore is a rare, wonderful film that works not just as surface entertainment, but has deeper historical meaning, as well as an even grander, more universal statement.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s worth mentioning again that, somehow, this movie, with all its full-frontal historical horror, is still loaded with laughs.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    Call Me By Your Name is a masterful work because of the specificity of its details.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan isn’t just the greatest jazz documentary since Let’s Get Lost, it’s a documentary-as-jazz.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    Directors and activists Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis’s outstanding and incendiary documentary about Ferguson does a tremendous end run around mainstream news outlets and the agenda-driven narratives that emerge, particularly on television.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    Not since Grey Gardens has a film invited us into such a strange, barely-functioning home and allowed us to gawk without reservation. This is a nosy movie, but it is altogether fascinating.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    It is a striking work of storytelling. By assembling the scattered images and historical clips suggested by Baldwin’s writing, I Am Not Your Negro is a cinematic séance, and one of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Jordan Hoffman
    A damn near perfect film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Jordan Hoffman
    A fantastic, sleek and fun satire.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Jordan Hoffman
    The emotions the Shinoharas’ story inspire are all over the road. It is at times triumphant and warm, then sad and even enraging.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s a character piece, and one of the best and most understated movies I’ve ever seen about the grieving process.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Jordan Hoffman
    Only Lovers Left Alive is an exhibit A example of how to use style to enhance substance, not overwhelm it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Hoffman
    Chandor delivers pure cinema. Thrilling and adventuresome, this is a career highlight from the uniquely sympathetic Robert Redford.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Hoffman
    He’s taken what, on paper, boils down to an extra ridiculous episode of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and passes it off as high cinematic art.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Hoffman
    At 76 minutes, Caesar Must Die is more of an art piece than a thick steak of a feature film, but it maintains a fascinating hum from start to finish.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Hoffman
    [A] blend of classic sci-fi fare and current pop-culture irony is what rockets “Guardians” into the stratosphere.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    Directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews create a great framework for the epic nemesis battle, but also know when to pull back to keep the movie grounded in reality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    The Walt Disney World-set Escape From Tomorrow is both a great gimmick-dependent story and a remarkable piece of filmmaking. It is a radical, transgressive departure that exploits new technology in heretofore unseen ways.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    The movie on its own is great, but with this music it's sublime.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    I spent the bulk of Paradise Love mimicking Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a disturbing film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    The film is so engaging because it's so damn funny.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    Serkis’ Caesar gets more than his fair share of rip-snortin’ badass moments. He’s arguably the finest leader of men we’ve seen on screen since “Lincoln.”
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Jordan Hoffman
    Throughout the picture you understand the miracle and good fortune of finding love, and recognize the great changes in tolerance American society is currently (albeit slowly) undergoing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Jordan Hoffman
    Listen Up Philip is big, sprawling and tortured, if a little lacking in focus – while funny in parts, it isn’t really a comedy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Jordan Hoffman
    Nothing short of fascinating.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 87 Jordan Hoffman
    The first half of “The Congress,” while still fascinating, does suffer a bit from keeping its focus on the gripes and accusations between Hollywood actors and producers...Once the Philip K. Dick-meets-”Inception” second half kicks in, the implications grow more universal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 87 Jordan Hoffman
    It is a shaggy dog road movie, and a drug-hazy one at that, but beneath the silliness and character-based gags, Crystal Fairy is, I feel, an unusually insightful look at self-imposed false identities and group dynamics.

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