Jordan Hoffman

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For 370 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Hoffman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Aferim!
Lowest review score: 0 The Emoji Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 370
370 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    There are plenty of great moments, but they jump out amid a jumble of strangely flat scenes. This doesn’t feel like the work of a great master; it’s a discordant brew that just doesn’t blend right.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Jordan Hoffman
    There is a whiff of an interesting idea in there, but it is buried in tedious scenes lacking clear direction, endless generic (and poorly lit) shoot-outs, and cringeworthy sequences of allegedly witty banter. This movie is an absolute wreck.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    Alas, a winning lead performance isn’t enough when it is at the center of a flawed movie. The Greatest Showman can only hoodwink for so long before the tent collapses. This is an enjoyable film, but its rags-to-riches tale in a sanitized 19th century is extremely by-the-numbers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    While there are some solid nuggets of deep-cut easter eggs for hardcore fans, what is so extraordinary about The Last Jedi is that this is the first post-Lucas Star Wars film that feels free to dance to its own beat.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    There are issues of trust between the two men. It’s unclear who is exploiting whom—and impossible to know what is being recreated for the camera and what is being captured “live.” This is all to the betterment of Voyeur, which, it isn’t too much of a spoiler to say, ultimately concludes that Mr. Talese and Mr. Foos aren’t all that different from one another.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Jordan Hoffman
    Thelma is an example of a wonderful type of fantasy/sci-fi film, the sort of movie that both clearly deals in allegory and is still effective on its surface. But as the stranger aspects of its story tease out, the film manages not to get lost in the reeds of its own mythos. It finds strength in ellipses.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    This is an extremely watchable and enjoyable film, but its compression of historical events does become a tad silly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    It isn’t nearly as deep as it thinks it is, but it is marvellously entertaining.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    This immersive, richly detailed snapshot of hoarders undergoing a mandated apartment cleaning is equal parts horror film and existential howl.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    There is a sincere effort to get beneath the facade of what an extremely fit twentysomething firefighter’s life is like. There’s even a possibility that the film’s first act is intentionally distancing so that the later scenes will have a bigger payoff.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    This is not much more than a light crowdpleaser, but when you’ve got two powerhouse performers like this it is very difficult not to find oneself at least temporarily charmed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s surprising that a film about Deep Throat could be such an anticlimax.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    Ex Libris rolls out like a collection of short films.... It’s like watching Wiseman skip along through the stacks of all accumulated human knowledge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    This is an urgent, deep soak in the current refugee crisis.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    There are a lot of twists and turns in the plot, but not all of them are satisfying. What does work are the performances, specifically Cooke and the richly sympathetic character she creates.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    Though this telling has more than its share of well-worn story beats that Salinger’s hero Holden Caulfield might accuse of being phoney, there are enough occasional insights into the creative process, as well as juicy tidbits about the secretive Salinger, to make this a very agreeable, if at times shallow, watch.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    There are, indeed, some sparks in this movie. The Vikander/DeHaan romance is a dud no matter how well it’s lit, but the “downstairs” passion between Grainger and O’Connell has a degree of realism and eroticism.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 0 Jordan Hoffman
    The only thing worse than the dialogue is the absurd product placement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s all wonderfully preposterous, but also endearing and gratifying.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    This movie will spark debate, even with an end title card that reminds audiences of the concept of dramatic license. But as a movie, and not a court document, it is extraordinary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Jordan Hoffman
    The key word in the title is My. Bertrand Tavernier’s three-hours-and-change film-essay is not a history lesson. It’s an invitation to take the seat next to a renowned director as he shares the movies that mean something to him.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    Katherine Diekmann’s Strange Weather is a fairly simple melodrama, and one that could use a few reminders that it is better to show not tell. But as a showcase it’s a role that would fuel actors’ dreams.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Jarecki uses Elvis Presley’s career and influence to help us make sense of fame, power, corruption, self-destructive behaviour and pretty much all the other ills of the world.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    If there’s a message in Visages, Villages (both to us, and from Varda to her young friend) is that one does not need to be a tortured and nasty person to make great art. She is living and still-working proof.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    By the end of this relentless, sprawling and bloody crime opera it may be you who is on your knees, begging for the damn movie to just hurry up and end it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    This light and predictable movie, with its overwhelming box office success, still offers tremendous insight into day-to-day Israeli society.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    If you are going to see one outlandish and occasionally nauseating bloodbath samurai pic this year, this is the one.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jordan Hoffman
    While minimal on plot, the film digs in its nails on the day-to-day struggles of poor people in America.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    There is something so authentic in this film that once you get past the annoying voice and some of the dreadfully unfunny side characters, it is disarmingly sweet and even occasionally clever.

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