I remember the great hype that surrounded the release of "Hoffa" a decade ago. Jack Nicholson was considered a given for an Oscar nomination and Danny Devito was heralded as "The next Robert Redford," a true Actor's Director. But as is often the case, the hype does'nt translate to results. Part of the problem lies in with the profanity-laced script. The "f" word is used so often that it seems like a parody of "Goodfellas." Devito, playing a fictionalized character, pales in Nicholson's shadow, and his role seems like an afterthought. The ending is also flawed: Hoffa's body has never been found but Devito and Co. assume an ending that seals Hoffa's fate. Nicholson, perhaps the greatest Actor of a generation, flounders here. He overacts grandly in most scenes and fails to win any sympathy for Hoffa. In the few scenes with his family, he overdoes the sentiment and comes off phony. Even the much-anticipated face-off with Bobby Kennedy fails to charge this film. If you want to learn about Jimmy Hoffa, check out A&E's excellent biography.