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:
1438
Location:
Washington, DC area

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
45% 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
34% 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
32% 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
70% 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
65% 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
78% 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
92% 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
49% 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
28% 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
83% 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
54% 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% 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
48% 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
91% 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
60% 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
73% Neighbors (2014) " As long as you don't mind the decidedly adult material, 'Neighbors' provides for some spurts of stupid, but big belly laughs as well as occasional bouts of clever and amusing material. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 9, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " I liked the non superhero moments better than the action bits, even if the special effects crew went to extra measures to make the swinging through the city scenes look like Tarzan on steroids. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted May 1, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " Doesn't transcend the trappings and pitfalls of the genre.(Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 18, 2014
66% The Railway Man (2014) " Not horrible but simply dramatically inert despite the premise and parts in play. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 18, 2014
46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Believers will believe and skeptics will scoff, while those of us looking for an artistically well-told telling of the tale will wish that some tweaks here and there had been applied. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 16, 2014
74% Oculus (2014) " I can't say I was ever bored and there are enough decent jolts and creepy moments to hold one's interest. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 11, 2014
62% Draft Day (2014) " With winning performances all around and an increasingly engaging storyline, 'Draft Day' ends up a winning choice.(Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 11, 2014
76% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " I'd suggest you "move it, move it" to the theater and catch this entertaining and enlightening film. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 4, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Superior to and far more enjoyable than its predecessor. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Apr 3, 2014
20% Sabotage (2014) " A bit like a snuff film, what with the various kill shots shown in all of their glory and surrounded by macho men while the women are either portrayed as sexual objects or equally macho figures. (Complete Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 28, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " A thought provoking film that should invite discussion about its interpretation of the story, faith, God and the world in which we live.(Complete Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 28, 2014
40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " The film ends up eliciting not much more than a "meh" response. (Complete Content Review for Parents also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 28, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Much of what's present comes off as nothing better than mediocre, something that really shouldn't be associated with this franchise. (Full Content Review for Parents Also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 20, 2014
41% Divergent (2014) " Comes off like yet another less than successful adaptation of a "young adult" piece of literary fiction. (Full Content Review for Parents Also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 20, 2014
65% Bad Words (2014) " A little more clever and witty satire in place of some of the mean-spiritedness could have gone a long way, and while I was never ROFLMAO, I found 'Bad Words' amusing and engaging enough. (Full Content Review for Parents Also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 20, 2014
78% Veronica Mars (2014) " It's a decent offering for its target audience, be that the rabid fans who brought it to fruition or those new to the scene. (Content Review for Parents Also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 14, 2014
22% Need For Speed (2014) " In need of a better script, direction and performances.(Content Review for Parents Also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 14, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Good, but not the director's best work, it's fun to visit 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.' I just felt it could have been a briefer trip with less highlights and a little more substance. (Content Review for Parents Also Available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 14, 2014
42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " It's just more of the same old, same old that still takes itself far too seriously without fully accepting the campy romp it so desperately wants to be. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Mar 7, 2014
89% The Wind Rises (2014) " If this indeed is Miyazaki's last feature film, he's certainly flying out on a high note. (Full Content Review for Parents also available here)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 28, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) " I enjoyed the action bits & it's fun watching a fellow old man like Neeson kick some major movie butt. But in terms of making us care about the who's the culprit secret, the pic quickly loses altitude. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 28, 2014
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