Jordan Hoffman Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Hitler's Hollywood (2018) "Hitler's Hollywood" is a nightmare and a warning in the least expected package: a cinema studies crash-course. It's up to us in the audience to learn from it.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 90% Lean on Pete (2018) Tear ducts, saddle up.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 13% God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018) God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness isn't just the conclusion of the most successful film trilogy made for the evangelical market, it's the first time a Facebook argument has metastasized into a movie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
79% Unsane (2018) And when I mean dumb, I mean' A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors'-level dumb.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The second section-you know, the one where people stop talking and start bashing things-is just sensational.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) the only thing about the new Tomb Raider with any pizzazz is the name of its director: Roar Uthaug.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Entebbe would have been far better served to simply tell the story of what happened, not set a stage for political speechifying. Every other movie about Israel does that, you'd think if any story could stay focused on some glory it would be this one.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Can a flower be scary? Yes, a flower can be scary.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
15% Mute (2018) Mute is a punishing watch.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3.5/4 95% Western (2018) Writer-director Valeska Grisebach is terrific with cultural details, especially since the characters can't really communicate.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Is there room for both responsibility and butt-plugs in this crazy world?‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) The most visually arresting and memorable Marvel film to date.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) I had a blast making fun of this, and I didn't spend anything on gas money or tickets.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
21% Son Of God (2014) The film's low quality, however, is undeniable. The chintzy music over the closing credits, just after Jesus ascends to heaven in a cloud of bundled iMac special effects, is just laughable.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
100% Two Trains Runnin' (2016) But for those who don't know about the martyred voter registration activists, this new film is an awakening on two levels. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
53% Triple 9 (2016) At the end of the day, stories need to be about characters, not types. While nothing that ought to inspire a letter writing campaign from the ADL,"Triple 9" fails to make it past shorthand.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
25% Ben-Hur (2016) The movie isn't really saying anything, and is just cruising on the fumes left over from our associations with a classic. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
96% Son of Saul (2015) Perhaps one of the most striking works of art about the Holocaust yet made. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
78% Junction 48 (2017) "Junction 48" is something worth checking out - particularly if you are a fan of Arabic hip-hop, which, now that I've seen this movie, I guess I am.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
100% Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (2016) It is an often-mocked image, but it is explained here in terms of someone, even in their 80s, looking for change wherever one can find it. It may not be a bad idea to embrace other perspectives no matter where they come from.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
95% The Settlers (2017) [Shimon] Dotan's documentary, is a commendable and effective work of propaganda. It gives you just enough of the "other side" to make it seem fair and balanced.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) This is very much a universal story. And one shot with grace, confidence, humor and a visual flair that even makes cans of potted meat look beautiful. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
94% Disobedience (2018) At first it seems like a typical push-pull between tradition and modernity, but once we dig in with the characters, it has the crackle and sympathy of real life. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
69% mother! (2017) When you eventually see this you may hate it, but you can't say it isn't brilliant.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) "Call Me By Your Name" can be considered an idealistic film, but that's only natural for something about young people experiencing something wonderful for the first time.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
No Score Yet The Testament (2017) "The Testament" is that sort of big movie, and concludes with an extra layer of buried poignancy. No, you actually haven't seen this story before.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2/5 59% Juliet, Naked (2018) It takes a lot of effort to take a film which stars Rose Byrne and still make it mediocre, but, by God, director Jesse Peretz is up to the challenge.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
3/5 50% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Paul Rudd is fantastic as the enigmatic Moe Berg, a real life footnote from history in the serviceable thriller The Catcher Was A Spy. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/5 92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Rapper Boots Riley's first feature film shows a great deal of spirit and promise, and further secures Lakeith Stanfield as the one of the key performers of the moment.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 78% Beirut (2018) Like any good spy tale, there's the wounded man in the center, and [Jon] Hamm (mostly bouncing off his CIA handler Rosamund Pike) has got the hollow hero thing down after seven seasons of Mad Men. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
5/5 85% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The wheels are always turning, but the performance is subtle. It is far and away the best thing [Chloe Grace Moretz has] done.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
4/5 70% Lizzie (2018) Sevigny has been ripe for a juicy role like this for some time.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
2/5 42% Ophelia (2018) This film looks absolutely gorgeous, but apart from its production design it is basically a disaster.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
2/5 29% Yardie (2018) It's never quite clear what is driving D, or if he has some sort of master plan. Despite copious amount of voiceover narration, it's unclear what his intentions are.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
70% Clara's Ghost (2018) ... pitch black to the point that many will find it unbearable. I say stick with it; if nothing else, the film is a work of great daring.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
77% Tyrel (2018) This is a fast and lean film, an absolute workout for its outstanding cast and a devilish roller coaster ride for audiences.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
5/5 100% The Tale (2018) I want more people to see The Tale because it's such an innovative, honest and important film. It is a landmark, and Laura Dern is absolutely extraordinary. But I know for certain I'll never watch it again.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
5/5 92% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) That's a level of daring we don't often see, particularly in a film about children. The Kindergarten Teacher is probably the only movie about poetry with an ending as tense as any thriller.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
2/5 61% Come Sunday (2018) The good news is that [Chiwetel] Ejiofor is great even in the scenes that don't go anywhere. Those who find heaven here on earth in the form of strong film performances ought to commune with Come Sunday. The rest can sleep in.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
3/5 100% Wildlife (2018) There are no shortage of laughs in Wildlife, but this is a fundamentally melancholy picture. It's also an assured first film from an actor who will hopefully continue to direct.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
2/5 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Tiresome.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
90% Obvious Child (2014) Beyond the identity politics and humor, Obvious Child goes the extra mile to represent a seldom voiced, moderate position about a hot button topic.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
No Score Yet A German Life (2017) If we are to Never Forget, we must also try, as difficult as it is, to understand.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
26% Bright (2017) This movie is an absolute wreck-which is unfortunate, as it is also something of a big debut for Netflix's original-films shingle.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Hugh Jackman has proven himself as one of Hollywood's - and Broadway's - greatest showmen.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson, writer and director of this film, took my Star Wars reveries and served them back to me with vast improvements.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) 'The Last Jedi' walks a fine line for fans, creating a solid standalone film that shines within the franchise canon.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% Phantom Thread (2018) For Daniel Day-Lewis, I dare call it a perfect fit.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
88% The Post (2018) There could not be a more timely film.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Few actors put their blood, toil, sweat and tears into a role like Gary Oldman. ‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017