Jordan Hoffman
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For 143 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 Lore
Lowest review score: 0 Charlie Countryman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 143
  2. Negative: 22 out of 143
143 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 39 Jordan Hoffman
    Tina Fey is in the film, for heaven’s sake, and I love her to pieces, but by now we know to expect something humdrum when she’s on a movie screen.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 35 Jordan Hoffman
    Hollow, uninteresting and false.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Hoffman
    The whole picture is lifeless and without consequence.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Hoffman
    Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 is the worst thing Lars Von Trier has ever associated himself with.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Hoffman
    It’s just boring – and boring in a way that apparently has no endgame.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Jordan Hoffman
    Cripplingly lifeless.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 27 Jordan Hoffman
    The Lifeguard is a painfully dull (alleged) drama utterly lacking in originality or self-awareness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Jordan Hoffman
    “Expendables 3” has fewer nauseating clichés than The Judge.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Jordan Hoffman
    Young kids will find the second, more action-heavy half of the film entertaining, but everyone else will want to crawl into their shell.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Jordan Hoffman
    This is television-level moviemaking top to bottom, from its preposterous premise, scenery-chomping performances, idiotic sound cues and force-fed jump-scares. Deliver Us From Evil delivers formula, and in a formulaic fashion.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Jordan Hoffman
    Embarrassing for everyone involved not because of any squeamish subject matter – quite the contrary, seeing retirement-age characters are refreshing – but because the story structure is so fake and so plodding.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Jordan Hoffman
    The corn in The Identical is as tall as an elephant’s eye – but there’s nothing that says the story of a man torn between his religious upbringing and his desire to be a musician can’t make for a good movie. In fact, considering a little movie called "The Jazz Singer," there’s ample proof that it can be groundbreaking.
    • 49 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.
    • 41 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.