Hoffa (1992)

The life of powerful union leader Jimmy Hoffa is the subject of this biographical drama. The focus is strongly on Hoffa's public and political life, from his early days as a labor organizer to his later conflicts with the Federal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 1992
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

Hoffa, with its jaundiced script and a director wedded to his rose-tinted spectacles, is a mess, with only the sterling truculence of Nicholson's performance to mitigate it.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

An extremely underrated film. Well worth watching, again and again.

Rob Gonsalves

Raises many questions and gives no answers, but this shouldn't be mistaken for artistic ambiguity.

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Brian Orndorf

DeVito is blasting away with the audacity of a film student, making Hoffa an effort of extraordinary detail, craftsmanship, and directorial ingenuity.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A hugely underrated, passionate, powerful biopic.

Chuck O'Leary

Nicholson's intense, volcanic performance saves this part-fact, part-fiction biopic that's a little too in awe of its subject.

Larry Carroll

A decent, but flawed movie. The performance by Nicholson is tremendous, and he really becomes Hoffa, but the rest of the film just isn't on the same level as he is. Unless you're a big fan of Jack, or particularly interested by Hoffa, pass.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Once again Jack Nicholson is over the top with his role as Jimmy Hoffa. From start to finish shows the life and uprising of Jimmy Hoffa. Danny DeVito played an… More
Marcus Woolcott
Overblown but still interesting biopic with a classy performance from Nicholson.
Jani H
"One day your gonna be president of the United States, Jim - Fuck that. One day I'll be president of the Teamsters." Jimmy Hoffa is a historical… More
alan jay
See this for Jack's astonishing performance if nothing else..he's dead on for Hoffa, and this drama portrays a side of Hoffa not often told...fine… More
Cameron Johnson
I don't know about the cuckoo's nest, but Jimmy Hoffa certainly flew the coop, even if he didn't necessarily want to, so if you're going to… More
Lee Kyle
loved this story about the beginnings of the teamsters union stellar performances from devito and nicholson.

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