Will Ferrell is a goddamned riot. The script is as sharp as a diamond stylus. Some scenes are flat — the brother and g.f. relationships especiallybut anyone not singing at the end to keep Santas sled aloft is crippled inside. Some scenes in Elf are taken straight out of Ultrachrist!
Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.