Jordan Hoffman
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For 150 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 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 Charlie Countryman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 150
  2. Negative: 22 out of 150
150 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Jordan Hoffman
    This picture isn’t as showy or obvious as one of his (many) masterpieces, but it is quite good and deserves your time and respect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    It is one of the better dumbass sci-fi action movies to come down the pike in quite some time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    With Muppets Most Wanted, the vaudevillian pandaemonium is alive and well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    This is a movie that proposes a genuine, intelligent solution, both for the main character and for us. It comes at you kinda quickly (and economically, in about three wordless shots), but it hit me like a bag of dumpster-dived apples to the gut.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    A Hijacking isn’t boring, but it is not an adventure film – it is a frustratingly realistic take on the unfortunate modern threat of piracy, and a bit of an emotional workout.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    22 Jump Street is a success, as there is a little good ol’ fashioned “heart” beneath its post-modern veneer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Borgman‘s crafty, trickster-ish screenplay, always two steps ahead of you, keeps you rooting for clues, enough to put your ethics on temporary hold.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Its final scenes and sublimely framed last, lingering shot are extraordinary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    You’ll laugh if you’re young, you’ll laugh if you’re old.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Joe
    Cage, not one known for subtlety of late, is truly great in this sad, funny and tender role.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    A gripping, fascinating and visually arresting memoir.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Finding Fela does an exemplary job of explaining, in musical terms, what made Fela standout, a simple enough step that most music documentaries ignore.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    The landscape is a definitive presence throughout the film, which has almost no music and very little dialogue. The film is short (approximately 80 minutes) and maintains a good sense of dread throughout.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Teerink’s reserved, spare form mirrors LeWitt’s work, which gives it tremendous impact.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Burning Bush is a rare accomplishment. It’s a political film with clear heroes and villains, and true to its HBO roots, it works as a fleet-of-foot juicy plot-delivery system.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    This spiral of self-imposed despair feels like part three of a trilogy of American financial darkness after Killing Them Softly and The Counsellor. The Gambler isn’t quite so audience-unfriendly, but those looking for a typical Wahlberg thriller might come away disappointed. Others looking for a less sure bet might reap the rewards.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    The Duke of Burgundy will have its detractors. But this is not just a filthy movie. It's a considerable work of art, and one that touches on a rarely discussed side of human sexuality completely free of judgement.
    • 67 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Jordan Hoffman
    In the House is crafty and juicy and ought to delight anyone whose ever thumped their chest about being a storyteller. I must confess, however, that somewhere in the third act the air started to leak from the balloon.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 77 Jordan Hoffman
    Gambardella’s world-weary look back at his sweet life, eclipsed by his turning sixty-five, is a dizzying fantasia of flash and filigree, and what it lacks in direct narrative is well patched-over with frenetic and emotion-rich sequences. This movie is a sight and sound workout.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Hoffman
    Raimi manages to keep things engaging, which is a very real act of wizardry in and of itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Hoffman
    This tiny friends-and-family production has the vibe of a project done on weekends and after school. That’s no knock. It is vibrant and bubbly and just clever enough to engage people who wouldn’t normally watch a black-and-white micro-budget Shakespeare adaptation without any big movie stars.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Hoffman
    S-VHS isn’t as pants-pooping scary as the first, but it is funnier, tighter and slicker.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Hoffman
    The remarkable storytelling that eventually emerges in Eden is something you should see, providing you feel that you can stomach it.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Hoffman
    Far-fetched, absurd and hopelessly schticky, but if you can get past its boring initial set-up, it’s actually quite funny.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Hoffman
    Despite being clever and crafty it can’t break out of the curiosity shop. It’s the finest diorama in there, but something to admire, linger over then move past.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Hoffman
    Lengthy passages are unrelated to any discernible narrative, and seem to exist in that interzone your mind travels through just before it goes to sleep.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Jordan Hoffman
    It is a rather sly affair, slipping in some genuine food for thought amongst its snickering.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Jordan Hoffman
    It never quite elevates itself above something like a really well produced behind-the-scenes featurette on a high end Blu-ray. But if you’ve got that Jodorowsky T-shirt aping the Judas Priest logo, you may as well start lining up now.

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