Atlantic City Weekly

Atlantic City Weekly is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Lori Hoffman
Rating Title/Year Author
American Sniper (2014) Lori Hoffman Cooper continues to expand his range. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2017
2/4 The Judge (2014) Lori Hoffman A slow-moving drama that feels like a made for TV movie that moved up to big screen status thanks solely to the cast. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
2.5/4 Fury (2014) Lori Hoffman A war movie without frills featuring typical characters of the genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 John Wick (2014) Lori Hoffman A classic revenge-fueled action pick with the classy Reeves giving it more heft than perhaps it deserves. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3.5/4 Interstellar (2014) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Lori Hoffman Keaton grabs hold of his role and tears into it with a witty blend of pure crazy and subtle nuances as needed. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) Lori Hoffman Delivers a decent preview of the big finish coming in the final chapter. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 The Theory of Everything (2014) Lori Hoffman It might be a conventional biography, but the performances in the lead roles elevate it to an emotionally satisfying look at a marriage. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
2.5/4 Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Lori Hoffman Despite the always-commanding Bale as Moses, the emotional side of this story is lacking. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Lori Hoffman Martin Freeman's beautifully nuanced work as Bilbo is the beating heart of this adventure. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3.5/4 The Imitation Game (2014) Lori Hoffman An engaging story about a remarkable person. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2014
3/4 Gone Girl (2014) Lori Hoffman The film's sense of savage, yet controlled, rage permeates director David Fincher's examination of a marriage that's gone so wrong. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/4 The Maze Runner (2014) Lori Hoffman A solid B-movie version of the big YA franchises, less pretentious and glossy. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/4 The Equalizer (2014) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3.5/4 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Lori Hoffman 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. 
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Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/4 Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) Lori Hoffman As was the original, 'Dolphin Tale 2' is a prime example of excellent family filmmaking that is sentimental without being cloyingly sweet. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/4 Lucy (2014) Lori Hoffman A breathtaking combination of an adrenaline junkie highlight reel and a supremely silly sci-fi storyline. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/4 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Lori Hoffman With writer-director Dean DeBlois back at the helm, the sequel feels like a solid continuation of the first movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 Jersey Boys (2014) Lori Hoffman The movie is a rollercoaster ride that soars on the wings of the incredible music and then crashes into the mob element.
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Posted Jul 17, 2014
0/4 Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Lori Hoffman Even the diehard Transformers fans will be hard pressed not to admit that this movie stinks. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 Snowpiercer (2013) Lori Hoffman Suddenly zombies, nukes or a global pandemic don't seem nearly as devastating as a train ride to nowhere. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/4 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Lori Hoffman Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a movie that walks a tightrope between serious and silly and never completely loses its balance. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 Belle (2013) Lori Hoffman Director Amma Asante blends a period romance with an interesting examination of the British slave trade. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3.5/4 The Railway Man (2013) Lori Hoffman The tears this film evokes are tears of joy at seeing a man find the grace to confront his past. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2014
1.5/4 Neighbors (2014) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2014
2.5/4 Bears (2014) Lori Hoffman Nature movie fans will enjoy seeing the incredible cinematography of these magnificent creatures in the wild. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 Transcendence (2014) Lori Hoffman Transcendence borrows ideas from so many sci-fi sources it turns into a messy cinematic stew that fails to deliver its own unique flavor.
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Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Lori Hoffman Proving his mettle in a story with a darker tone, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an excellent chapter in the Marvel canon. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2/4 Draft Day (2014) Lori Hoffman None of the non-football window dressing elevates the story beyond the obvious attempt to make football fans happy. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3.5/4 Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) Lori Hoffman Island of Lemurs Madagascar is a terrific IMAX 3D look at these primates, categorized as the world's most endangered mammals. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2014
2.5/4 Divergent (2014) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2.5/4 Veronica Mars (2014) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2.5/4 Non-Stop (2014) Lori Hoffman He elevates the otherwise B-movie thriller Non-Stop into a tense enough action picture. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2.5/4 The Monuments Men (2014) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2/4 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Lori Hoffman Most of this year's episodes of the TV series The Blacklist are more engaging than Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2.5/4 Lone Survivor (2013) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 Nebraska (2013) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Lori Hoffman Inside Llewyn Davis is a movie you chew over days after seeing it. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2/4 American Hustle (2013) Lori Hoffman A story that spins out of control and lacks a comedic focus. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 Philomena (2013) Lori Hoffman 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.
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Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 Out of the Furnace (2013) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Lori Hoffman With a story that ups the stakes and brings in the first signs of an uprising among the oppressed citizens, the intensity level explodes. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/4 All Is Lost (2013) Lori Hoffman 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.
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Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 Thor: The Dark World (2013) Lori Hoffman Tom Hiddleston proved to be a dynamic villain in The Avengers and that star power explodes again. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/4 Ender's Game (2013) Lori Hoffman The emotional threads are just floating out there like the cadets floating in the war simulation, never attaching and engaging. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2013
4/4 12 Years a Slave (2013) Lori Hoffman 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2013
2.5/4 Don Jon (2013) Lori Hoffman 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 EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/4 Enough Said (2013) Lori Hoffman Enough Said is a lovely coda to an actor whose career was cut short to soon.
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Posted Oct 17, 2013
2.5/4 Captain Phillips (2013) Lori Hoffman Tom Hanks' performance is the anchor that keeps the dull bits from overwhelming Captain Phillips. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013