Robert Hoffman steals show in “Aliens in the Attic”

Well it seems that the Hollywood critics are figuring out what we already knew.  Robert Hoffman is a comedic genius.  Check out the praise he receives for his alien-controlled, kung fu fighting, laugh inducing performance in the new family comedy “Aliens in the Attic”.  Good job Robert!

Robert Hoffman under the alien's thumb.

Robert Hoffman under the alien's thumb.

 

 

 “…the movie belongs to Robert Hoffman. Playing Tisdale’s two-faced boyfriend, Hoffman, a classically trained dancer, literally throws himself into the scenes in which the aliens use him as their personal remote-controlled errand boy. The extraterrestrials get title billing, but Hoffman steals the show.” – Glenn Whipp,  The LA Times


“Robert Hoffman, who… seems to have an incredible gift for physical comedy.” – Joshua Tyler, CinemaBlend.com


 “Responsible for evoking most of the laughter here, Hoffman (Step Up 2 the Streets) shows off his exceptional ability for physical comedy during hilarious sequences when “Ricky” is taken over by the mind-control thingamajig. Hoffman’s dance training certainly must have come in handy for this role. But he’s also quite funny in scenes where his character secretly mocks his girlfriend’s dad (Nealon), makes belittling remarks to her brother (Jenkins), and finally realizes what’s been happening.” – Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk


Hoffman is a major find. Previously best known for the Step Up sequel, he gives a physical comedy performance here that shows great promise, as he spends most of the movie subject to the whims of an alien video-game controller that makes him literally bend over backward to humiliate himself.” – Luke Thompson, E! Online


“Hoffman’s wild contortions had the young tykes in our audience convulsing with laughter.” – Pete Hammond, BoxOffice Magazine

 

“The sole bright spot is Robert Hoffman, who has the smarmy smirk of a young Jay Mohr, and is more than game as Tisdale’s boyfriend (and eventual alien punching bag). Poor as the jokes are (they mostly involve Hoffman falling down, or getting hit in the face) he dives into them with gusto…he’s the best special effect in the picture.” – Stephen Whitty, The Newark Star-Ledger

 

“In the film’s best gag… Hoffman, a dancer and actor, contorts, flips, twists and jerks his body all over the set.”– Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

 

“some genuinely funny physical comedy … by Doris Roberts as a doting grandmother who becomes a high-flying, butt-kicking martial artist and Robert Hoffman as Bethany’s sleazy overage boyfriend. Latter is especially hilarious as his jerky character becomes a herky-jerk puppet.” – Joe Leydon, Variety

 

 “Hoffman steals the picture…”– Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

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