Film Review - Upside Down
Minnesota Movie Ads - September 1994

Blu-ray Review - Hoffa

HOFFA Jack Nicholson

"Hoffa" is a presentation of shameless mythmaking, though one that's supported by such barnstorming direction, it's impossible to dismiss it outright. It's a boldly designed, volcanically acted endeavor that doesn't seek to understand its subject on anything more than a surface level of engagement. This is not "Jimmy Hoffa: The Movie," but a valentine to a shifty guy who didn't let anything stand in the way of his vision for a unionized America, shielding his unsavory interests behind an ideal of blue collar protection, where the common man could be comfortable in the knowledge that loyal brothers and sisters were there to defend his right to work in a safe, financially rewarding environment. There's little dimension to Danny DeVito's picture, replaced with shockwaves of cinematic orchestration that help to preserve interest in the titular titan, even if viewers walk away from the film with only a slightly more refined appreciation for Hoffa's dedication to the cause. Read the rest at


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