Jim Judy

Jim Judy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Biography:
After 10 years of working with government television, I started Screen It in 1996 and went full-time in 1997 after being chosen as the sole reviewer for AOL's now defunct Entertainment Asylum website. Ranked as the third most useful website on the 'Net by Roger Ebert, Screen It provides the most detail content reviews of films and videos anywhere. If you have kids or are simply interested in what's in a film (along with a standard artistic review) drop by for a visit.
Publications:
Screen It!
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society, Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1459
Location:
Washington, DC area

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% St. Vincent (2014) " Murray and his character's relationship with his young charge is quite good, as is the dialogue that's often sharp, witty and fairly funny. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 17, 2014
81% Fury (2014) " The action scenes are nothing short of gripping. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 17, 2014
79% The Book of Life (2014) " It's the film's colorful and detailed look that will be etched in the minds of many a viewer long after seeing the flick. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 17, 2014
8% The Best Of Me (2014) " It's not rare to see a film derail, but it's sad to see one keep piling onto itself with all sorts of increasingly ponderous miscues, bad decisions and so on. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 17, 2014
75% Kill the Messenger (2014) " Perhaps a mini-series on HBO or some similar channel would have made it feel more complete. As it stands, it's good, but it's not as brilliant as it likely could have been. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 10, 2014
47% The Judge (2014) " What's present works for what everyone involved is trying to accomplish, and the leads certainly do their best to sell it. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2% Left Behind (2014) " While it might not be as cringe-worthy as the Kirk Cameron version, it still leaves a lot to be desired. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 2, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) " While this movie clearly won't be for all viewers -- and certainly isn't suitable for kids except maybe the oldest of teenagers -- it's one of the best offerings of 2014, at least so far. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 2, 2014
85% The Good Lie (2014) " Good old-fashioned storytelling that truly works. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 2, 2014
31% Annabelle (2014) " The thrills, chills and frights are in enough abundance that fans of such films likely won't be disappointed. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 2, 2014
32% Two Night Stand (2014) " This is really just a standard, R-rated rom-com in cinematic sheep's clothing that follows the usual trajectory of the genre. (Complete Content Review for Parents Also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 26, 2014
62% The Equalizer (2014) " The action sequences are handled well, and Washington -- as always -- makes the film immensely watchable. (Complete Content Review for Parents Also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 26, 2014
74% The Boxtrolls (2014) " There's clearly enough material to simultaneously spook/scare, gross-out and delight children of all ages. (Complete Content Review for Parents Also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 26, 2014
67% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " Nothing spectacular but solidly done and thankfully feeling a bit out of the recent ordinary. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 19, 2014
39% Tusk (2014) " While I wasn't a big fan, I can't shake certain visuals and other elements from my mind days after having seen it. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 19, 2014
43% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " Aside from the moments of forced comedy, the performances from the cast are generally good and deliver what's needed. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 19, 2014
63% The Maze Runner (2014) " There's no denying the film has a unique concept that works quite well for it. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 19, 2014
88% The Drop (2014) " While it might be fairly predictable and isn't the speediest of films, it's not bad watching this pot -- and plot -- start to boil. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 11, 2014
69% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) " This sequel should entertain the youngsters while not boring and certainly not annoying any parents or other adults accompanying them. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 11, 2014
14% Innocence (2014) " Talk about something needing to be sacrificed, this film should have a stake driven through its cinematic heart to ease its suffering and that of any viewer unfortunate to stumble across it. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 5, 2014
7% The Identical (2014) " A pale impersonator. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 5, 2014
18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) " While it's not awful and has a smattering of decent, if scattered moments, this is a fairly bland sports drama offering. (Complete Parental Content Review also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Aug 21, 2014
44% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " The film really could have been something had the filmmakers made us care to the same extent that they've overloaded us with eye candy. (Complete Parental Content Review also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Aug 21, 2014
33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Better in the second half but still way too long for a pic like this, 'The Expendables 3' has its moments, but it's rocking chair time for this franchise. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Aug 14, 2014
35% The Giver (2014) " While fans of the original work might get into this filmed adaptation, I came in cold and left even chillier in terms of appreciating what the movie was trying to be and how all of that was executed. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Aug 13, 2014
69% What If (2014) " Diehard fans of these sorts of flicks won't mind the usual material and the predictability of it all. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Aug 7, 2014
20% Into The Storm (2014) " Huffs and puffs a great deal, but isn't likely to blow anyone's doors down.(Complete Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Aug 7, 2014
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " Comfort food for those who go for this sort of thing, but too much of a heaping of cinematic material we've already consumed in previous films. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Aug 7, 2014
89% Calvary (2014) " McDonagh injects enough humor and quirkiness into the proceedings -- via a razor sharp and quite smart script -- to make it all go down quite easily. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Aug 7, 2014
79% Get On Up (2014) " The film is undeniably entertaining from a music perspective. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 31, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Nothing short of an infectiously fun, funny and highly entertaining blast to behold. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 31, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " It's one of those offerings that grows on you the more you think about it long after walking out of the theater. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 31, 2014
57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " This one moves most of the action outdoors and -- despite some credibility problems like before -- is just good enough to earn a slight recommendation for those who like these sorts of pics. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 18, 2014
18% Sex Tape (2014) " While some of the material occasionally generates some sporadic laughs, most of it falls flat on its face. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 18, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " It's Serkis who provides the best, albeit smaller scale spectacle in ironically showing the humanity in the ape. It's an insanely terrific performance. (Full Content Listings for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 11, 2014
48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Throw in the blaring lack of story originality, underused magic and charm, and the barf-inducing shaky-cam, and "Earth to Echo" can't help but come off as an unfortunate missed opportunity. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 2, 2014
27% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " For those who like their supernaturally tinged movies to get under their skin and burrow into their psyche, this overwrought drama will feel far too derivative of similar past works. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 2, 2014
82% Begin Again (2014) " I've always really like Ruffalo and especially Knightley as performers and they bring just the right touches to their characters not only to make them seem human, but also able to engage most viewers. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jul 2, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " If you love furious spectacle overwhelming two-dimensional characters, plot holes and inconsistencies, bloat and overall stupidity, 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' might be right up your alley. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jun 27, 2014
66% The Rover (2014) " While the film doesn't really deliver anything new to the dystopian sub-genre of action-dramas, it works, for the most part, in being a contemporary western of sorts. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jun 20, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " The film works for the most part, though that's certainly far truer for the first half than in the second when the pic starts to lose its way and momentum wanes in favor of greater dramatic conflict. (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jun 20, 2014
55% The Signal (2014) " Not horrible but frustrating in its execution and wasted potential. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jun 13, 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Casual viewers will be entertained, critics will find enough new artistic nuances to give the okay, and those at the studio should be happy with what will likely be handsome financial results. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jun 12, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Woodley and Elgort's performances are pitch perfect and the chemistry between them, warts and all, is spot on. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jun 6, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " If you're looking for an action film that's not your standard, brainless excuse for cinematic mayhem, 'Edge of Tomorrow' may just fill the bill. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jun 6, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Those with arrested comedic development might find it amusing to one degree or another, but too much of the toilet humor simply stinks. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted May 30, 2014
49% Maleficent (2014) " It simply feels like a studio offering cursed to make you fall asleep. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted May 30, 2014
92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " This film still has enough substance (and a cast to drool over) to play far better than the likes of the over-hyped 'Avengers.' (Full Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted May 23, 2014
61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " It might not be a cinematic grand slam that would get spectators jumping up and down in delight, but it's clearly an outing that most everyone can immensely enjoy. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted May 15, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " What's offered isn't horrible by any means, but it's definitely not as good as the trailer teased and promised. (Complete Content Review for Parents also available) " ‐ Screen It!
Posted May 15, 2014
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