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The most irritating thing about Hoffa is that even after you've sat through Danny DeVito's turgid, meaninglessly sprawling account of the Teamster boss' rise and fall, you still won't have any idea who Jimmy Hoffa was.
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This grimly ambitious biopic goes no deeper than that, offering hardly a trace of psychology, motivation or inner life.
The film is finally impersonal, almost anonymous; it's a chilly, lumbering project that carries little of the mark of lived experience. [25 Dec 1992]
It is a laconic, enigmatic piece of work, displaying the grace with spoken language that marked "Glengarry Glen Ross" but troublesome in terms of structure and character development.
Hoffa is an original work of fiction, based on fact, conceived with imagination and a consistent point of view.
Here is a movie that finds the right look and tone for its material.
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