Jordan Hoffman
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For 124 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Hoffman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Lore
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 124
  2. Negative: 16 out of 124
124 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 69 Jordan Hoffman
    There are some laughs – and a few moments worthy of tears – but there’s a breaking point of believability in here somewhere that keeps Nebraska merely good as opposed to great.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 69 Jordan Hoffman
    Ryan Gosling wanted to make an art film and, despite some dull patches, pretty much succeeded.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Jordan Hoffman
    While Bad Words is a little too dopey to take seriously, this is compensated for with a handful of truly amusing sequences.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Jordan Hoffman
    The action is the real star here, and it’s all good enough. It isn’t great – the aerial special effects are distractingly cheap – but at least there’s lots of it on display.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 67 Jordan Hoffman
    As the anticipated follow-up to Roman Coppola’s marvelous 2001 film “CQ,” this is something of a letdown, but as a breezy romp it could be far, far worse.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Jordan Hoffman
    To the Wonder is distinctly lacking in oomph and, without an emotional connection, without anything interesting happening on the screen, the beauty can only take you so far before the endeavor falls like a house of cards.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s shallow, it’s boring, it’s poignant, it’s clever, it’s poorly acted, it’s intentionally poorly acted, it has no story, it has marvelous scenes, it is artful, it is hallucinatory, it is shoddily put together. All response is valid.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Jordan Hoffman
    Pussy Riot: A Punk’s Prayer is about an interesting topic, but the film itself is not quite up to snuff.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Jordan Hoffman
    Fill the Void is, in the worst sense of the word, a “women’s picture,” in which people wring their hands and worry, wail and weep over marriage and maintaining the status quo.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Jordan Hoffman
    Drug War is by no means a bad film, but it doesn’t do much to push the needle of originality, and doesn’t glide enough to represent perfection of the genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Jordan Hoffman
    Not many side-splitting jokes, but a goofy glee is smeared across it all.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 61 Jordan Hoffman
    Either I’m getting dumber or the “Transformers” sequels are getting more coherent.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 61 Jordan Hoffman
    While Draft Day is a very agreeable and predictable movie, it is also very timely.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    It has a nose for what's cool, but is completely inept at execution.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    Despite the numerous patchy moments The Brass Teapot by and large squeaks by as an enjoyable entertainment.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    This isn’t a movie so much as a fetishist’s fever dream—a fantasia of New York crime movies from the 1970s that places the specificity of its time and place at center stage more than any actual New York crime movie from the era.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    While there are some okay side stories (stuff with the daughters and daughters’ friends) it kinda feels like attending a dinner party and checking in on the first world problems of a friend you kinda like, but don’t like enough to ask any follow up questions.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    Go For Sisters is something of a frustration. It’s the least interesting crime caper ever, and there are fascinating characters forced to go through the motions as if any of us could possibly care.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    There’s just too much good stuff to dismiss White Bird in a Blizzard out of hand, even if it does have a somewhat dull and desultory plot.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    Perfect Sisters may stand accused of being rife with tone-deaf stylistic choices, but the more positive spin is to call it a marginal film elevated, however inadvertently, by the strange specificity of its scenes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jordan Hoffman
    Small Time is impressive, just slightly, because it’s the one thing used-car salesmen are rarely accused of being: honest.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 59 Jordan Hoffman
    Basically a drama-in-disguise. Unfortunately, it’s a formulaic and extremely uneven one, albeit with a number of sympathetic performances.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Jordan Hoffman
    It is highly likely you’ll forget the movie by the time you go to bed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Jordan Hoffman
    For a film that reminds use over and over that this is a whole new world, this movie feels awfully familiar.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Jordan Hoffman
    It isn’t just the bright colors and the costumes but every visual aspect of Byzantium that sings. Neil Jordan knows where to put the camera. It’s just a shame he wasn’t able to inject a little life inside that frame.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Jordan Hoffman
    This is design work of the highest caliber and it is impossible to not enjoy simply watching these little buggers run around. It is unfortunate, however, that the creativity, originality and propulsive storytelling found in the original “Monsters Inc.” just didn’t matriculate with them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Jordan Hoffman
    It's darker, stranger and pushes more buttons.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    What's unfortunate is that Toothless is starring in a toothless story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    Then Bill Nighy shows up and is awesome and punches you in the heart. It ultimately feels like a cheat, and while there won’t be a dry eye in the house, it won’t be earned.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    There’s no way to overstate the gorgeous look of this film, but the mannered dialogue and deliberateness of pace becomes less of an homage to Asian revenge films than a parody.