Jordan Hoffman
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For 180 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 46% 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 The Wolfpack
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 180
  2. Negative: 25 out of 180
180 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Writer-director team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (It’s Kind of A Funny Story, Half Nelson) must be applauded for refusing to let their shaggy dog tale line up with any predictable storyline.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Joe
    Cage, not one known for subtlety of late, is truly great in this sad, funny and tender role.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    What The End of the Tour tries to sell, and sells well, is that Wallace’s big heart was just not made for these times.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    You’ll laugh if you’re young, you’ll laugh if you’re old.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Despite the presence of grandfatherly Michael Caine, Kingsman’s tone is about as far from the Christopher Nolan-style superhero film as you can get. Verisimilitude is frequently traded in for a rich laugh. The action scenes delight with shock humour.
    • 87 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    This movie may be too slow and verbose to be the next breakout horror hit, but its focus on themes over plot is what elevates it to something near greatness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    Mistress America eventually travels down roads of broken trust and acceptance of reality, but please don’t let those heavy themes suggest this movie is anything other than pure delight. The primacy of the joke rules the day.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    There’s really not much going on with Roar storywise. But then you take a step back and think about what it is that you’re watching. My viewing of Roar was set to a soundtrack of “Oh my God!” and “Holy crap!”, all of my own making.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    A gripping, fascinating and visually arresting memoir.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    With Muppets Most Wanted, the vaudevillian pandaemonium is alive and well.
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    More frightening (yet strangely entertaining) than most of today’s narrative horror films.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jordan Hoffman
    A smart and beautiful meditation of fathers and sons (and the Father and Son) that is slow but never boring.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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