Jordan Hoffman
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For 139 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Hoffman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Lore
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 139
  2. Negative: 21 out of 139
139 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Jordan Hoffman
    A damn near perfect film.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Jordan Hoffman
    A fantastic, sleek and fun satire.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Jordan Hoffman
    Only Lovers Left Alive is an exhibit A example of how to use style to enhance substance, not overwhelm it.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Hoffman
    [A] blend of classic sci-fi fare and current pop-culture irony is what rockets “Guardians” into the stratosphere.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Jordan Hoffman
    Chandor delivers pure cinema. Thrilling and adventuresome, this is a career highlight from the uniquely sympathetic Robert Redford.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    The film is so engaging because it's so damn funny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    The movie on its own is great, but with this music it's sublime.
    • 83 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.
    • 91 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Jordan Hoffman
    Nothing short of fascinating.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 87 Jordan Hoffman
    It transcends the usual biopic limitations to tell a specific story about some well-known people with larger, universal implications.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Jordan Hoffman
    The Past is just about as good as a relationship drama is ever going to get. The plot is teased out with deliberate grace, the performances are sublime and the revelations, even the most melodramatic, feel right and true. It’s big canvas stuff painted by a new master.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s all about the performances. McConaughey and Leto don’t just give voice to the disenfranchised of the 1980s, but all people suddenly faced with impossible challenges.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 85 Jordan Hoffman
    There are countless clever dialogue parries as well as some quite outstanding rants. It definitely takes the movie outside of the world of pure realism, but the theatricality is well worth it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 85 Jordan Hoffman
    Some Velvet Morning is a horror film with no blood, with words the only weapon for 98% of the picture.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Jordan Hoffman
    The kid performances are impressive and the subtext of a region still shaking off the effects of a long-ended war gives seed to some much needed discussion.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 85 Jordan Hoffman
    Bonello's decision to show rather than tell keeps the audience on its toes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Hoffman
    It does a marvelous job at giving us an impressionistic taste of horrific circumstances without using them to beat us into submission.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Hoffman
    From a distance The Spectacular Now is mere soap opera, but it is one of those films that grow more fascinating upon inspection.