Lori Hoffman

Lori Hoffman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Lori Hoffman's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 47% The Judge (2014) "A slow-moving drama that feels like a made for TV movie that moved up to big screen status thanks solely to the cast. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
2.5/4 77% Fury (2014) "A war movie without frills featuring typical characters of the genre. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 85% John Wick (2014) "A classic revenge-fueled action pick with the classy Reeves giving it more heft than perhaps it deserves. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3.5/4 71% Interstellar (2014) "Interstellar is a visual feast that explores the universe and an intimate drama that explores why love and devotion are qualities that make the human race worth saving. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 92% Birdman (2014) "Keaton grabs hold of his role and tears into it with a witty blend of pure crazy and subtle nuances as needed. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Delivers a decent preview of the big finish coming in the final chapter. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "It might be a conventional biography, but the performances in the lead roles elevate it to an emotionally satisfying look at a marriage. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
2.5/4 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Despite the always-commanding Bale as Moses, the emotional side of this story is lacking. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Martin Freeman's beautifully nuanced work as Bilbo is the beating heart of this adventure. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3.5/4 89% The Imitation Game (2014) "An engaging story about a remarkable person. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "The film's sense of savage, yet controlled, rage permeates director David Fincher's examination of a marriage that's gone so wrong. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/4 63% The Maze Runner (2014) "A solid B-movie version of the big YA franchises, less pretentious and glossy. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/4 61% The Equalizer (2014) "Similar in quality to 'The Fugitive,' different from the original in a way that makes it stand alone as a singular experience, featuring a great performance by Washington. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3.5/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Guardians of the Galaxy is right up there with The Avengers as a movie that delivers all the fun and action you want from a superhero adventure. 
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/4 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) "As was the original, 'Dolphin Tale 2' is a prime example of excellent family filmmaking that is sentimental without being cloyingly sweet. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/4 66% Lucy (2014) "A breathtaking combination of an adrenaline junkie highlight reel and a supremely silly sci-fi storyline. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/4 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) "With writer-director Dean DeBlois back at the helm, the sequel feels like a solid continuation of the first movie. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 52% Jersey Boys (2014) " The movie is a rollercoaster ride that soars on the wings of the incredible music and then crashes into the mob element.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2014
0/4 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "Even the diehard Transformers fans will be hard pressed not to admit that this movie stinks. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "Suddenly zombies, nukes or a global pandemic don't seem nearly as devastating as a train ride to nowhere. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a movie that walks a tightrope between serious and silly and never completely loses its balance. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 83% Belle (2014) "Director Amma Asante blends a period romance with an interesting examination of the British slave trade. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3.5/4 66% The Railway Man (2014) "The tears this film evokes are tears of joy at seeing a man find the grace to confront his past. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "Blunt makes us believe utterly in her fierce warrior mindset and her physical skills, and Cruise has a blast transforming his helpless coward into a mean fighting machine. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2014
1.5/4 73% Neighbors (2014) "Like a series of bad Saturday Night Live sketches, you keep hoping that the next bit will find the comedic mojo. Instead, one's funny bone remains unmoved. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 15, 2014
2.5/4 89% Bears (2014) "Nature movie fans will enjoy seeing the incredible cinematography of these magnificent creatures in the wild. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 19% Transcendence (2014) "Transcendence borrows ideas from so many sci-fi sources it turns into a messy cinematic stew that fails to deliver its own unique flavor.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Proving his mettle in a story with a darker tone, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an excellent chapter in the Marvel canon. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2/4 61% Draft Day (2014) "None of the non-football window dressing elevates the story beyond the obvious attempt to make football fans happy. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3.5/4 80% 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 78% 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 31% 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 75% 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 91% 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 94% 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 53% 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 66% 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 96% 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 80% 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 81% 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
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