Lori Hoffman

Lori Hoffman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
Beyond being a movie junkie, I love sports, cats, cooking, jigsaw puzzles and card playing (pinochle and canasta).
Favorites:
On the Waterfront, The Year of Living Dangerously, Singing in the Rain, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pulp Fiction
Publications:
Atlantic City Weekly
Total Reviews:
1070
Total QuickRatings:
432

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 73% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " Island of Lemurs Madagascar is a terrific IMAX 3D look at these primates, categorized as the world's most endangered mammals." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 9, 2014
2.5/4 40% Divergent (2014) " The first impression left by the film is that Woodley's star quality is the main attraction in a storyline that feels too much like a Hunger Games-lite rip-off." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2.5/4 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " Bell slips back into her Veronica character with ease, and while newbies to the franchise might wonder what the fuss was all about, the "Marshmallows" are happy. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2.5/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) " He elevates the otherwise B-movie thriller Non-Stop into a tense enough action picture." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2.5/4 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney's film seems stuck in the middle between popular and arthouse fare, and the result, while enjoyable, seems less engaging then you would expect with this cast." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Most of this year's episodes of the TV series The Blacklist are more engaging than Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2.5/4 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " The film shows us the landscape of modern warfare, which when it is men with guns facing each other is pretty much the way war has been in the trenches since the Civil War." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 92% Nebraska (2013) " A film that reminds us that old people were once young, and that their youthful passions and dreams are still at play behind the wrinkles." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Inside Llewyn Davis is a movie you chew over days after seeing it." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " A story that spins out of control and lacks a comedic focus." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 92% Philomena (2013) " A story of heartbreak told in the form of an endearing road trip, Philomena allows Judi Dench to prove once again that she is a cinematic treasure.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Out of the Furnace would not be out of place if sent back in time to the 1970s, a decade when dramas were a dominant genre appreciated by audiences." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " With a story that ups the stakes and brings in the first signs of an uprising among the oppressed citizens, the intensity level explodes." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/4 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Redford's now leathery exterior is in such contrast to his once striking youthful good looks yet there is still beauty in that well worn face.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Tom Hiddleston proved to be a dynamic villain in The Avengers and that star power explodes again." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/4 60% Ender's Game (2013) " The emotional threads are just floating out there like the cadets floating in the war simulation, never attaching and engaging." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 7, 2013
4/4 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " The film hits like a sledgehammer, in part because it suggests that films about slavery are rare because we are guilty of burying the shameful aspects of our history." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 26, 2013
2.5/4 81% Don Jon (2013) " Don Jon is a solid debut, but my guess is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will have some more exciting cinematic adventures for us as his career behind the camera continues" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/4 96% Enough Said (2013) " Enough Said is a lovely coda to an actor whose career was cut short to soon.
 " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2.5/4 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Tom Hanks' performance is the anchor that keeps the dull bits from overwhelming Captain Phillips." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2.5/4 82% Prisoners (2013) " The brutality and torture displayed by the "hero" of this piece makes for several uncomfortable moments." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/4 97% Gravity (2013) " Combines a breathtaking use of 3D photography, terrifying action sequences and an emotionally gripping performance by Sandra Bullock to create a brilliant movie.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/4 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " Whitaker's steadfast performance as an ordinary man in extraordinary times is what makes 'The Butler' so special." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2013
2.5/4 64% 2 Guns (2013) " A standard connect-the-dots heist plot elevated by its Wahlberg/Washington star power." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2013
2/4 69% The Wolverine (2013) " At one point, with a giant metal suit controlled by Yashida battling Wolverine, the movie felt like outtakes from Pacific Rim." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/4 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " The performance by Michael B. Jordan is authentic and convincing, and helps us stay engaged in a film that wants to be mundane until its explosive finale.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2013
2/4 42% Red 2 (2013) " Bigger and louder doesn't mean better. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) " The Conjuring will have you shuddering with every creepy moment." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/4 67% World War Z (2013) " World War Z is often suspenseful and exciting even in the midst of clashing cinematic styles that were often incongruous but somehow come together eventually." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2.5/4 51% White House Down (2013) " It is an enjoyable wallow in mindless popcorn fun from the master of the blockbuster, Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012).
 " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 12, 2013
3/4 65% The Heat (2013) " The Heat takes a standard male action/comedy template, the odd couple cop movie, and blows it up with an estrogen bomb named Melissa McCarthy." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2/4 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " The horse is funnier than Armie Hammer who plays the good soldier and lets everyone else around him make an impression while he languishes in bland-ville.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2.5/4 56% Man of Steel (2013) " The problem with Man of Steel is that while the background story and character development are solid, the action sequences are distressingly generic and bland. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2013
2.5/4 11% After Earth (2013) " While I understand the critical backlash towards Shyamalan, I disagree and found After Earth to be a solid movie, not great but good." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2013
3/4 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " There is something particularly resilient about this franchise. The cool cars and even cooler gang of remarkably talented car jockeys manage to up the ante each time out." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 24, 2013
3/4 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Star Trek: Into Darkness does not quite reach the heights of the first film, but it does pass muster as a terrific summer popcorn movie." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 16, 2013
3.5/4 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Iron Man 3 packs all the clever one-liners and tons of fun we expect, while contrasting that fun with an authentic sense of menace." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 3, 2013
1/4 49% Pain & Gain (2013) " Bay applies his action-on-steroids style to a movie about guys actually demented from doing too many steroids, taking his cinematic excesses to the next level. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 1, 2013
2.5/4 54% Oblivion (2013) " While the visuals in Oblivion are superb, the plot wanders into more than a few "are you kidding me?" moments, in particular the timeline, which doesn't make much sense." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 26, 2013
3/4 78% 42 (2013) " This film reminds us that how we feel about our sports figures mirrors how we feel about our nation." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 17, 2013
2/4 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis provide performances that should be in the hall of shame under the category "Best example of going through the motions for a paycheck."
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 4, 2013
2.5/4 43% The Call (2013) " Even though the finish of the film is beyond the reach of believability, somehow it didn't spoil the suspense that preceded it.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 28, 2013
1.5/4 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Assembled from other movies with the main template being Under Siege, plus the attitude from Die Hard and a blow-things-to-hell ambiance from any Michael Bay movie." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 28, 2013
3/4 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " The film blends together impressive special effects, a story about teamwork and the redemption of a man who finally strives for greatness into an effective family film." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 13, 2013
2/4 41% Parker (2013) " Parker wants to be more than a standard action film, and those efforts, ironically, are what sabotaged any chance the film had to be good as a pure action film." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2/4 60% The Last Stand (2013) " Surely the former governor of the state could have come across a better script for his return to the big screen in a starring role." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2.5/4 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " Not a classic action film, but it's a decent genre entry and the fight scenes are worth the price of admission.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3.5/4 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " Who could imagine that the CIA in this modern era would be defined by a couple of badass women, Homeland's Carrie Matheson, and in this film, Jessica Chastain's focused Maya." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jan 11, 2013
3/4 81% The Impossible (2012) " The massive numbers of people in an overflowing hospital with overwhelmed staff is nearly as gut wrenching as the disaster that created this landscape of human debris." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jan 11, 2013
3.5/4 88% Django Unchained (2012) " Tarantino's blood-soaked ambiance is perfectly in tune with the more serious undercurrents in his spectacularly enjoyable Django Unchained." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jan 3, 2013
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