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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 1070
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) " Brad Bird, making his live action debut, is determined to treat his cast as if they are animated figures in a spectacular landscape where the rules of nature don't apply." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2011
2/4 7% New Year's Eve (2011) " Much of it is dreck but the stories that work are charming and in a few select cases, provide a sudden emotional wallop." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 12, 2011
3.5/4 89% The Descendants (2011) " The Descendants hums along fueled by the imperfections that make us all human, while trying to uncover moments of grace and wisdom despite those imperfections." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 12, 2011
3/4 96% The Muppets (2011) " Actor-writer Jason Segel happily plays a supporting role and lets a new generation be introduced to Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Animal." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 30, 2011
3.5/4 94% Hugo (2011) " Martin Scorsese unleashes his devotion to the magic of movies with a zeal that is enchanting.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 30, 2011
1.5/4 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) " Tedious and toothless and feels at numerous moments more like a Saturday Night Live spoof that a proper continuation of the series.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2011
1.5/4 43% J. Edgar (2011) " Eastwood's take on J. Edgar Hoover feels like a major miscalculation. 
 " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2.5/4 46% The Mighty Macs (2011) " A by-the-numbers underdog sports movie, but as a female athlete who benefited from the national attention that team brought to female athletes, I embrace this feel-good story." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2011
2/4 36% In Time (2011) " In Time is the sort of middling sci-fi movie that you might come across a few months from now while looking for something to stream from the Internet." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2011
2.5/4 68% Tower Heist (2011) " As heist movies go, Tower Heist is pretty tame - we aren't talking Ocean's Eleven here - but the comedy element is better than expected ..." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2011
2.5/4 71% Footloose (2011) " While the 2011 version of the film doesn't suck, it isn't as good as the original ..." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2011
3/4 82% Dolphin Tale (2011) " Animal lovers, be prepared to tear up several times as this heartwarming family film hits all the heartstrings inherent in the genre." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2011
3/4 60% Real Steel (2011) " Real Steel has the underdog boxing feel of a robot Rocky paired with the story of a lovable lug who learns that being a dad is even better than winning a big fight." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2/4 85% The Ides of March (2011) " ... it goes for the most boring, obvious clichés it can find and doesn't even attempt to spin those clichés into something more interesting.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 6, 2011
3/4 63% Another Earth (2011) " The sci-fi element is really just a clever bit of window dressing surrounding the drama of whether these two people can survive a relationship built on pain and deceit. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 25, 2011
3/4 76% The Help (2011) " There are moments when the film leans on traditional stereotypes, but what redeems it is the ability to expand those stereotypes into more complicated and layered portrayals." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2011
3/4 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " ...while it has its moments of silliness, the central premise of "it's not nice to fool Mother Nature" is well developed. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2011
3/4 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " ... an invigorating mix that works with the clichés in a way that makes them fresh and painfully real. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 4, 2011
2.5/4 44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " When the overwrought alien element arrives full bore, it turns a compelling western into a cheesy, laughable "alien attacks!" B-movie.
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 4, 2011
2.5/4 70% Friends With Benefits (2011) " An okay romantic comedy, certainly better than crap like The Ugly Truth ..." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/4 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " Captain America, directed by veteran Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, October Sky, Hidalgo) delivers the goods in an engaging fashion." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2011
4/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " ... a brilliant finish to the series, an action-packed finale with elements of darkness and beautifully integrated moments of humor and heroism. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2011
2/4 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " Sadly, this movie made me want to go back in time to a glorious period in New York City in the 1970s and '80s when a filmmaker named Woody Allen ruled the movie world." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 15, 2011
2/4 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " Horrible Bosses is a sloppy 
film that wants to be an edgy black comedy but doesn't come close to pushing the envelope enough." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 15, 2011
2.5/4 35% Larry Crowne (2011) " While the film isn't exactly groundbreaking, it does finish much better than it begins." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2011
2/4 84% The Tree of Life (2011) " The Tree of Life has an illusion of profundity, but it is just that, an illusion." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2011
2.5/4 36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " I'm not the target audience, so I take my pleasure watching the quirky performances delivered by the great pros brought in to provide the human element, especially Alan Tudyk." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2011
1/4 26% Green Lantern (2011) " Green Lantern fails on almost all levels. The story seems determined to hit every cliché in the universe and the dialogue is consistently trite ..." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 17, 2011
2.5/4 82% Super 8 (2011) " It is hard to overlook some major holes in the logic of the film, even for a sci-fi movie where concepts of logic are more fluid. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2011
2.5/4 60% The Beaver (2011) " The film works thanks to the performance by Gibson. Despite his messy personal life laid bare on the Internet and tabloid headlines, he still has talent. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 2, 2011
1.5/4 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " Five credited writers have made the sequel darker, much less funny and provided the type of bad behavior in another country that pretty much defines the term "ugly Americans."
" — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 2, 2011
2.5/4 33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) " On Stranger Tides is not an exceptional summer popcorn movie, but it provides acceptable summer fun." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 20, 2011
2.5/4 90% Bridesmaids (2011) " Bridesmaids is far from a seamless comedy masterpiece, but what does work eventually outweighs what doesn't quite fit together." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 19, 2011
1/4 77% Thor (2011) " Thor is such a monumental waste of top tier talent, it adds an air of sadness to this prime example of cookie cutter filmmaking." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 7, 2011
3/4 77% Fast Five (2011) " For those of us who thought Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson were "separated at birth," these two have a best-of-the-baldies throwdown that rocks our action loving world." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 2, 2011
3/4 71% African Cats (2011) " A beautiful family film that reveals the story of two families, a lion pride and a cheetah mom trying to raise and protect her incredibly adorable cubs." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 28, 2011
2/4 60% Water for Elephants (2011) " It is the elephant that provides that special spark and helps keep Water For Elephants afloat when the romance is doing an awkward belly flop." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 28, 2011
2.5/4 55% The Conspirator (2011) " An interesting history lesson that could have been more compelling." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 21, 2011
2.5/4 72% Rio (2011) " Rio features great vocal work from Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Tracy Morgan and a tired plot that needs the eye-popping animation to keep it flying high." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 21, 2011
2.5/4 46% Soul Surfer (2011) " An uplifting and utterly traditional exploration of faith in the face of death that also happens to have some terrific surfing footage and Carrie Underwood." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 14, 2011
2.5/4 72% Hanna (2011) " Provides the thrills of a well-made action picture, but with the potential for being much more squandered." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 14, 2011
2.5/4 92% Source Code (2011) " Gyllenhaal has never quite made the quantum leap from dependable actor to superstar leading man, but his ability to engender compassion has always been an asset " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2011
3/4 71% Paul (2011) " Even with a wee too many bladder jokes, Paul is sweet and often hilarious. . ." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 31, 2011
3/4 23% Sucker Punch (2011) " Perhaps the female slant of the fantasy stew is what pushed me over the genre edge to appreciate this overwrought, yet controlled, CGI madhouse." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 31, 2011
2/4 70% Limitless (2011) " Eventually, there are huge gaps in logic that make the movie seem really stupid." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 24, 2011
3/4 83% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) " The Lincoln Lawyer is something we haven't seen in ages, a cracking good courtroom drama that is filled with ingenious twists and compelling characters." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 24, 2011
2/4 35% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) " This is a war movie that is dressed up like a sci-fi film to sneak in a message about Iraq and Afghanistan." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 22, 2011
3/4 88% Rango (2011) " It is not a coincidence that the mayor (Ned Beatty) sounds like the evil John Huston character from Chinatown as the film makes an obvious nod toward that film classic. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3/4 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " It takes awhile for the strangeness of this weird story to give way to a more secular rooting interest that eventually makes it very human and hopeful." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 14, 2011
2/4 56% Unknown (2011) " If Liam Neeson is now typecast as an aging action hero, he would be better off finding better scripts." — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 3, 2011
2/4 67% The Company Men (2011) " It feels like the pilot for a TV series that could be titled White Collar Blues. " — Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 17, 2011
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