Jordan Hoffman
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For 179 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 2.3 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 A Haunted House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 179
  2. Negative: 25 out of 179
179 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Jordan Hoffman
    It is highly likely you’ll forget the movie by the time you go to bed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    As a movie, quite frankly, it stinks. As an “entertainment object,” it will no doubt find its boosters.
    • 68 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    What's unfortunate is that Toothless is starring in a toothless story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    In this 75-minute straight shot of Discovery Channel cinema, no emotional crests are peaked, but viewers will come away informed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    For every poignant moment there’s a gaudy dream sequence, wretched internal monologue, ham-fisted zoom or an exchange of dialogue sorely lacking nuance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    There are tones of 1970s shaggy realism that are interrupted by moments of character-driven shtick. The wistful scenes aren’t rich enough to engross you and the comedy isn’t clever enough to make a difference.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    Co-writers and stars June Diane Raphael (“Whitney,” “New Girl”) and Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”) are genuine and true comic performers. Even though the story stunk, the set pieces were uninspired and the direction was downright wretched, when these two are “on” and doing schtick, they are absolutely fresh and hilarious.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jordan Hoffman
    An embarrassing gut-punch of unfiltered schmaltz, but its sympathy for the devil-style humanism is well-meaning.
    • 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.
    • 40 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    The Maze Runner is not a good movie, but it wins points for omitting much of what makes typical teen films excruciating.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    The specifics of the journey get all the attention, while the fundamental conflicts remain not just unoriginal, but alarmingly nonexistent.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    Blackhat can’t decide if it is a grim, realistic story from the trenches or cyberwarfare or a giddy, “who cares if that makes sense?” Bond film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    There’s slow cinema and there is boring cinema, and this is an unfortunate example of the latter.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    Think about that one insufferable guy you knew in school who comments on everything you put on Facebook. Now try and imagine spending an entire movie’s run time with him.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    He spent 28 years in prison and this is what he gets?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s a play shoehorned into a film. Sometimes that can work – LaBute’s managed it before – but it’s a steep hill to climb, and this one doesn’t quite make it.
    • 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.

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