Lori Hoffman

Lori Hoffman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% 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:
1083
Total QuickRatings:
432

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1083
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 50% 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 79% 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
2/4 62% Hitchcock (2012) " I enjoyed this inside look at how Psycho became Hitchcock's biggest hit, but I can't imagine how anyone who hasn't studied Hitchcock would find much of interest in it." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2012
3.5/4 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " Unlike the usual run-of-the-mill rom-com, this film bristles with life from the central core of the love story, to the quirky band of supporting players who add to the fun." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2012
2/4 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " My biggest complaint about this latest adventure in Middle-earth is that it is three hours worth of set-up for the next movie." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 19, 2012
2/4 12% Red Dawn (2012) " Unfortunately, post-9/11, an invasion seems more plausible than it did in 1984." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2012
bomb 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " Killing Them Softly has jumped to the top of my list of worst movies of 2012" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2012
3/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) " A mash up of fable, religious allegory, visual 3D feast, Animal Planet special, drama and comedy" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 29, 2012
3.5/4 90% Lincoln (2012) " Spielberg's Lincoln shows us that the nasty in-fighting of American party politics is not restricted to the modern era.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 29, 2012
2.5/4 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " Twihards, don't rip my head off for saying this, but I enjoyed your reaction to the final Twilight movie than the actual movie, although it was better than the awful Part I." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2012
2/4 78% Flight (2012) " After the tremendous opening, just like the ex-girlfriend in that Visa commercial, I raged at my expectations by admitting that this movie is boring, boring, boring.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " The brilliant way the trio of directors have pieced all these elements into a delightful whole is a cinematic magic trick that keeps on giving for 163 minutes.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 25, 2012
2.5/4 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " This take on an a-capella group competition is a mild satire that provides a few good laughs and terrific performances by Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 12, 2012
2.5/4 96% Argo (2012) " John Goodman and Alan Arkin make the Hollywood side of the movie fabulous, but Argo spends too much time in waiting-around mode to be fully successful as a thriller.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 12, 2012
2.5/4 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " As a baseball fan who agrees with the traditional side of the scouting argument, Trouble With the Curve is acceptable lightweight entertainment." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2012
2/4 85% The Master (2012) " The performances by Hoffman and Phoenix are compelling, but the storyline surrounding their father-son dynamic is not." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2012
2/4 93% Looper (2012) " While Gordon-Levitt and Willis have a blast with the space-time issues and some funny dialogue, the movie loses steam after a solid start. 
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2012
3.5/4 76% Premium Rush (2012) " Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon face off in a 90-minute chase layered with flashbacks that cleverly fill in the details with Pulp Fiction-esque precision." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 24, 2012
2/4 74% Hope Springs (2012) " This would be a Lifetime movie with a lesser cast, and even with this amazing trio, it drags along with only the occasional moments of honest insight" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/4 65% The Expendables 2 (2012) " Delivers exactly what one expects - excessively engaging action and a few laughs." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/4 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " Since The Bourne Legacy's non-ending leaves the franchise in need of a real finale, it would be great if Damon signs back up and joins Renner for one last Bourne experience." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2.5/4 30% Total Recall (2012) " Perhaps it is hypocritical of me since I've complained about copycat remakes, but I was disappointed Wiseman didn't give us the most famous line from the original." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 8, 2012
2/4 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " A lot of interesting ideas that were never successfully brought together in a cohesive whole. 
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 1, 2012
bomb 17% The Watch (2012) " Bad sci-fi mixed with bad comedy and a Guinness World Record for the number of times the male anatomy is mentioned in a single movie.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 1, 2012
3.5/4 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " With a couple of spectacular plot twists, and several crowd-pleasing nods to his previous Batman films, Nolan delivers an elegant farewell." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 20, 2012
2.5/4 51% Savages (2012) " Savages isn't a bad film, but it doesn't come close to matching the best of what Stone has given us in the past." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 19, 2012
2/4 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " Not that I really want to beat a dead wooly mammoth, but the fourth film in the animated Ice Age series feels like the concept has been drained of its fun." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 19, 2012
3/4 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " The offbeat, pixilated universes created by writer/director Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox) are an acquired taste. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 11, 2012
2.5/4 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " A beautifully acted and entertaining movie that doesn't deliver as many thrills as one would hope from the genre." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 5, 2012
3/4 80% Magic Mike (2012) " Despite the tawdry strip scenes, Soderbergh has actually returned to his roots when he rocked the independent film scene with sex, lies and videotape.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 3, 2012
3/4 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " The movie works because the story outside the vampire zone sweet spot is played straight and with some heart." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 27, 2012
1.5/4 41% Rock of Ages (2012) " Despite a mildly entertaining performance by Tom Cruise as a pampered, sexed-up and boozy rock idol in Rock of Ages, the film is a major disappointment" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/4 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) " In one magnificent chase sequence, the filmmakers pay tribute to The Matrix, one of the moments that will endear this movie to the grownups in the audience. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3.5/4 73% Prometheus (2012) " Prometheus, featuring sumptuous 3-D landscapes and a new Ripley-like protagonist embodied by Noomi Rapace, is an intelligent summer blockbuster." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 8, 2012
3/4 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " Goodness is not nearly as much fun to play as evil or the flawed anti-hero, so Kristen Stewart is stuck in the middle with all the other actors having a blast around her.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2012
1.5/4 34% Battleship (2012) " Liam Neeson fans, beware: it's the old bait and switch tactic as he has barely more than a cameo role in this alien invasion saga." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 30, 2012
2.5/4 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) " The wonderful cast manages to find nuggets of laughter, hope and sadness in a story about the notion that being older doesn't mean you lose your zest for life.

" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 30, 2012
2.5/4 70% Men in Black III (2012) " MiB3 isn't as good as the original, but it has a sufficient number of enjoyable moments and a delightful homage to Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K by Josh Brolin. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 30, 2012
3/4 57% Safe (2012) " Statham's character is complicated and interesting, and the '70s feel comes from a sense of hopelessness in the face of corruption." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 15, 2012
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