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
2.5/4 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
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.
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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 70% 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.
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Posted Aug 2, 2013
2/4 43% 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 31% 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.
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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 69% 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 79% 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 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.
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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.
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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 48% 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 77% 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.
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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.
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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 75% 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
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