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:
1407
Location:
Washington, DC area

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 1407
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
65% 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
50% 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
71% 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
73% 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
22% 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
40% 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
63% 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
77% 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
23% 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
88% 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
59% 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
25% Pompeii (2014) " Had the various characters not had a bad run-in with the volcano, the various cliches certainly would have ultimately done them in. (Also read our Full Content Review for Parents)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 21, 2014
15% Endless Love (2014) " It's just as forgettable as the original. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 14, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) " Clearly wasn't needed, but it's better than I originally feared it would be. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 14, 2014
10% Vampire Academy (2014) " Had this been played tongue in cheek, and taken to the logical extreme, this could have been a blast. Unfortunately, it's played straight. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 8, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Considering the cast, those behind the camera, and the overall premise, this should have been a slam dunk both in terms of being emotionally involving and entertaining viewers. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 6, 2014
96% The Lego Movie (2014) " While it might not quite live up to the catchy song 'Everything Is Awesome' that plays early on, it's quite good and should easily entertain both kids and adults alike. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Feb 6, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " It's relatively painless to null one's relationship with such a pic and that's what I imagine most critics and many a viewer will likely do after sitting through all 94-some minutes of this film. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 31, 2014
33% Labor Day (2014) " Simply put, I didn't buy any of this melodramatic hokum. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 31, 2014
11% The Nut Job (2014) " It doesn't help that the appropriately named main character indeed is surly and unlikable throughout most of the film. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 17, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) " A testament to what the men and women of our armed services put on the line when in hostile environs. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 10, 2014
64% August: Osage County (2013) " An engaging drama filled with terrific dialogue as well as strong to brilliant performances. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 10, 2014
39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " There are some decent jolts here and there, but this sort of material is starting to wear as thin as the hanging plastic sheets the filmmaker uses in hopes of goosing the viewer. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 3, 2014
94% Her (2014) " Mesmerizing and heartfelt and a terrific example of thought-provoking (rather than laser blasting) sci-fi.(Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Jan 3, 2014
58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Filled with plenty of quick montages and jumping from one year and event to the next, the pic ends up coming off as far too superficial and devoid of enough back-story, facts and explanatory material. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 25, 2013
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " I can't say I was ever bored (how could I be counting over 600 expletives & numerous instance of nudity, etc.). I just wish all involved showed a little more restraint with the overall offering. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 25, 2013
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Much of the film exudes a "meh" reaction rather than one of wonderment or excitement. And that's not the sort of reaction one wants when an endless supply of imaginative possibilities is within reach. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 25, 2013
30% Grudge Match (2013) " By the time the big concluding fight commenced, I didn't really care who won or even if the two characters would manage to make it into the ring. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 25, 2013
13% 47 Ronin (2013) " For a movie about disgraced samurai reassembling to take down the villain, this is a fairly boring and far too long (2+ hours) slog to sit through, especially since nothing new is served up. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 25, 2013
95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Filled with the usual sort of quirky material the Coen Brothers often infuse into their works, along with terrific cinematography, this latest offering is more than easy enough to sit through. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 19, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " What makes 'American Hustle' stand out from so many other films this year -- namely its focus on characters, performances and a well-written script. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 19, 2013
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " It's Thompson who shines the brightest as the cantankerous control freak author. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 13, 2013
19% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) " Bah humbug to this awful flick. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 13, 2013
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Not much more than padding between the introductory and concluding chapters.(Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 13, 2013
52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " 'Out of the Furnace' has the appropriately gritty look and feel of corrosion in a Rust Belt town, but not quite enough polish to make it sparkle or even just stand apart from its predecessors. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Dec 6, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " A sometimes harrowing, occasionally delightful and certainly emotionally engaging movie. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 26, 2013
89% Frozen (2013) " Filled with award-worthy songs, terrific visuals, fun characters and a good mix of drama, comedy, thematic elements and some moments of suspense and action, the pic should appeal to nearly everyone. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 26, 2013
48% Black Nativity (2013) " Had Lemmons played more with the fantastical elements as she did in that one scene and included some powerhouse numbers to rouse one's spirits and emotions, this could have been something. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 26, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " While Dern's character at one point brushes off Mount Rushmore due it looking unfinished, most everything regarding 'Nebraska' feels complete and just about right. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 22, 2013
38% Delivery Man (2013) " While it admittedly has some funny, nice and even touching moments, there's just something that often feels off about the overall offering as a whole. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 22, 2013
18% The Christmas Candle (2013) " I just don't see it becoming popular among the masses. And that's despite containing a positive message, handsome production values, and decent acting (aside from one bit of "stunt casting"). (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 22, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Like its predecessor, it's good but not great. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)" — Screen It!
Posted Nov 21, 2013
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