For 120 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 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jordan Hoffman's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Lore
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 120
  2. Negative: 15 out of 120
120 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    Schreiber saves it to an extent with some unusual performance choices, but when you compare this ending to the emotional supernova of Danny Boyle’s “Sunshine” it comes way short.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    An embarrassing gut-punch of unfiltered schmaltz, but its sympathy for the devil-style humanism is well-meaning.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    Out of the Furnace is no disaster, but it doesn’t achieve what it hopes to achieve, and it has no one to blame but itself.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    What's unfortunate is that Toothless is starring in a toothless story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    The Homesman certainly wins a few points for trying a different type of Western. There are no greedy land barons and no gunslingers drawin’ at high noon. But being unique isn’t enough if the story remains uneven and the characters don’t feel real.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 46 Jordan Hoffman
    A dark, dreary and dull “Mad Max in Neutral” from director David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) that tries to pass off its blunt narrative and repetitiveness as some sort of style.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Jordan Hoffman
    Only completists need check in with Homefront. The rest of us can just stay home.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Jordan Hoffman
    Unfortunately the bulk of the picture is cut together like a beer commercial on poorly lit cheap video without much panache. Unless primary colors with a gauzy halo is panache.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    He spent 28 years in prison and this is what he gets?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    Eastwood, who once upon a time was a flavorful director, is working in movie-of-the-week mode here. Cheesy, direct, bland.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    All the pieces are in place for a gripping indie horror flick, but this pointless, motivation-free film just goes around in circles.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    The connection that these two are allegedly making must be taken on faith. Little is shown or spoken to sell it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    In the spaces between the hackneyed dialogue, ham-handed score, and poor acting, Walking With The Enemy eventually wins its sole victory: a desire to look the story up on Wikipedia later that day. That may be a small triumph, but it’s hardly the mark of fine cinema.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    The specifics of the journey get all the attention, while the fundamental conflicts remain not just unoriginal, but alarmingly nonexistent.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Jordan Hoffman
    Hollow, uninteresting and false.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Jordan Hoffman
    The first sixty minutes of Pompeii are awful, bordering on unwatchable... The final forty-five minutes of the movie however are, by sheer force of will, irrefutably entertaining. At least there’s raining death in the form of fireballs smashing up the place.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Hoffman
    The prolific 76-year-old British creator of character-rich, social dramas steeped in natural realism (usually) has whiffed it and whiffed it hard with this one. It’s not that it’s just “lesser Loach.” It is, in my opinion at least, humiliating.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Hoffman
    The whole picture is lifeless and without consequence.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s just boring – and boring in a way that apparently has no endgame.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Hoffman
    Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 is the worst thing Lars Von Trier has ever associated himself with.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 27 Jordan Hoffman
    The Lifeguard is a painfully dull (alleged) drama utterly lacking in originality or self-awareness.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Jordan Hoffman
    Despite a lead performance by the always welcome Julianne Moore it is rudderless in its presentation and outright stupid in its central conceits.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Jordan Hoffman
    Fading Gigolo wants to be some sort of sunny tapestry about New York’s social groups, but it’s impossible to see past its absurd premise.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Jordan Hoffman
    For a movie with the ostensible mission of spreading the Gospel, it does a poor job of speaking to anyone except the faithful.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 15 Jordan Hoffman
    Ti West’s pointless new film The Sacrament, an exercise in talking loud and saying nothing, isn’t just bad, it’s infuriating.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Jordan Hoffman
    Does this mean that Sabotage is a rich, morally complex story about the gray zone between good and evil? Hell, no. It just means it is a bungle.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s a wafer-thin, poorly plotted, insufferable comedy about a jerky guy who’s swapped actual human interaction for Facebook likes. People like this exist, and their stories should be told, but it would be wise to scroll past this version.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Jordan Hoffman
    A Haunted House, its despicable bigotry aside, is also a not-very-good comedy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Jordan Hoffman
    A pastiche of bad film cliches and scenes devoid of any real conflict or character development.