Jordan Hoffman

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For 360 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Hoffman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 EX LIBRIS: New York Public Library
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 360
360 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez deserves all the praise in the world for the way he cranks up this pressure cooker script. The Stanford Prison Experiment begins with giggles but ends in full psychological break.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    More frightening (yet strangely entertaining) than most of today’s narrative horror films.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s a minor work that knows its place in the margins, but is thought-provoking and surreptitiously insightful – and very funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Equity takes us inside modern Wall Street in a unique and gripping manner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    If a movie as rich and understanding as Mediterranea suddenly appeared every time we read about a difficult issue in the paper, maybe all of the world’s problems could be solved.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    The movie is rich on its own as a character piece about the difficulties of being bi-racial, especially at the very specific location of Columbia University.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    When something is this engaging (and funny, did I mention funny?) it ceases to merely be about ideas and becomes, even in this borderline sci-fi context, a thoughtful movie about people.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Laughs emerge from the recognisable micro-horrors found in modern living, which, if the world was run in the way we all agree it should be run, wouldn’t exist.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Ficara and Requa have an irreverent streak, one that even might strike some as a little flippant against the gravity of the war.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Teerink’s reserved, spare form mirrors LeWitt’s work, which gives it tremendous impact.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Its final scenes and sublimely framed last, lingering shot are extraordinary.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    The Brand New Testament is a peppy, original and (importantly) very sweet story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    These were two women who reached a state of balance thanks to an almost aggressive honesty.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Seth Rogen’s naughty food cartoon Sausage Party is, like much of his best work, deceptive packaging.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    First with the telephone, then early cinema, the magic of wireless radio and, finally, television, Dreams Rewired bombards the senses with a thorough and clever montage of found footage from the 1890s to the pre-war era.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    What makes this such a striking film is how the larger scope works perfectly in tandem with the very specific time and setting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    We get the playfulness of seeing quirky magic powers mixed with the familiarity of how a time loop plays out. Add in Burton’s authorial visual stamp and what we’ve got is an extremely pleasing formula. It gels as Tim Burton’s best (non-musical) live-action movie for 20 years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s a quiet, deliberately paced film, but exquisitely shot, with nuanced performances and visual invention.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    One of the most fascinating, if inscrutable films of the year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    A smart and beautiful meditation of fathers and sons (and the Father and Son) that is slow but never boring.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Song to Song is, once you root around for a story, the best of a recent trilogy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    What’s terrific about The Duff is that Casey and Jessica may not have intentionally befriended the less attractive Bianca as a way to make themselves look better, but they don’t exactly deny that she serves that purpose.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    To make the movie work, the audience needs to put in a little effort, but a philosophy of connectedness is present.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Maddin’s zeal for old cameras and stocks is matched only by his revelry in evoking an entire genre with a single image. The film’s apogee literally opens up The Book of Climax in a sequence of pure, knowing cinematic joy. Film-lovers, this ludicrous movie is for you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Don’t Breathe is a master class in tension, and while its script could have been written on the back of an envelope, its editing and use of sound design is a triumph for film theorists.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    [A] touching, insightful and, at the end of the day, extremely well-meaning film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Zero Motivation is a shot of honesty, in which short-term goals are far more important than larger geo-political ones. Perhaps because they are the only ones over which we have any control.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    The point of this film is the spell it weaves and, by and large, it is successful. It’s the music, it’s the cinematography, it’s the score, it’s Casey Affleck’s hollow speaking voice — they all add up to something that resembles a fever dream facsimile of an eventful movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    If Burden has any fault, it’s that it is overly straight, but perhaps for a subject with which it is so difficult to relate, that is necessary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Eat That Question does a good job of giving us just a taste of nearly every era in Zappa’s multifaceted career.

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