Jim Judy

Jim Judy
Tomatometer-approved critic
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!
Location: Washington, DC area
Official Websites: screenit.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
49% A Dog's Journey (2019) I think it works better than the original due to following one character over the years rather than many, thus making it feel more cohesive rather than disjointed. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Tense Family Material, etc. - Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) "The Sun is Also a Star" might not exactly be realistic, but it shines so brightly that you probably won't care. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) I found the overall effort -- while exceedingly violent and clearly not for all viewers -- more entertaining in a "what did I just see" fashion than the previous two installments. (Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
58% Brightburn (2019) What's present is decent enough to earn a slight recommendation simply for turning an all-too-familiar genre on its head. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) The leads are what make the comedy moments and the overall film work. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Smith makes the character his own this time around in what's arguably the remake's greatest asset and strength. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) I didn't buy it for a moment, and while male adolescents and their later day arrested development brethren might eat it up, I simply couldn't get past the constant distraction of none of it remotely being believable. (Content Review also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
30% The Intruder (2019) The flick can't escape the fact that we've seen this sort of thriller before. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
50% Tolkien (2019) Not being a diehard "Hobbit" or "Rings" fan, I came out appreciating the real-life author even more. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
34% Poms (2019) A mashup of "The Golden Girls" with the cheerleader flick "Bring It On" and the result really isn't worth -- sorry, couldn't resist -- cheering for or about. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Not as good at it could and should have been, and definitely making one think far too much about "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A terrific conclusion to this particular chapter of the MCU and one that gives fans everything they want and deserve from an epic superhero offering. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The curse of "The Curse of La Llorona" will be that it will be forgotten by the end of the year, if not sooner. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scary Stuff, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
5/10 72% Teen Spirit (2019) Everything feel rushed and superficial. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
91% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) If this sort of approach gets kids interested in animals, nature and our environment by entertaining them while providing some education, I'm all for that. "Penguins" gets the job done. (Full Content Review - Scary Moments, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
60% Breakthrough (2019) Nothing spectacular in terms of moviemaking but otherwise done well and hitting the right emotional notes, "Breakthrough" rates as a 6 out of 10. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Suspenseful Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
53% The Best of Enemies (2019) Enough of the film works -- even when it's as predictable as they come -- that you'll likely be okay going along for the ride down this familiar path. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) While not perfect, I enjoyed the flick for what it is and is trying to do. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scares, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) The most fun movie -- in terms of simply being entertaining -- from that comic book line since perhaps the 1978 Christopher Reeve version of "Superman." (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
89% Missing Link (2019) Not as remarkable as its immediate predecessor but still fun to watch. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
16% Hellboy (2019) Fails as a reboot of an earlier movie that didn't need to be remade. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
15% After (2019) When the back-story of how a movie came to be ends up being more interesting than the finished product, that isn't going to help matters. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sex, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
48% Unplanned (2019) Two-thirds of the movie is decent until all involved can't hold it in any longer and go off the rails in their demonizing and preaching. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
94% The Mustang (2019) Overall, the film is decent. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) It's one of those films you really want to recommend but aren't sure you'd ever want to watch again. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) "Dumbo" figuratively and literally only occasionally takes flight. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
94% Us (2019) Peele handles the creepy stuff with aplomb, but doesn't forget his comedy roots and occasionally throws in a funny bit here and there. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
28% The Aftermath (2019) Despite fine performances from the leads and a handsome production design, the overall offering feels dramatically inert for the most part. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sex, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
32% Wonder Park (2019) "Wonder Park" doesn't feel as wondrous as it should, and certainly isn't something I'd stand in line again for a second or third ride. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
65% Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) The film is entertaining and engaging enough to earn a recommendation for its target audience of young girls. (Full Content Review for Parents - Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
54% Five Feet Apart (2019) Despite the standard and seemingly obligatory relationship arc, Richardson and Sprouse make for an engaging and attractive couple. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) It sort of feels like second-rate Marvel -- certainly not horrible by any means and clearly entertaining enough, just not up to the lofty standards we've come to expect. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
59% Greta (2019) Beyond a creative double fake-out sequence, however, there's not enough here to warrant a recommendation, especially since we've pretty much seen it all before. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) I'm happy to report that the third installment wraps things up on an entertaining and emotionally involving high note. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) An occasionally charming and sporadically funny offering that otherwise feels like a bit of a disappointment and certainly a missed opportunity. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Enough of the flick works -- thanks to Salazar's creation of her character via motion capture performance, the cool special effects, and the fight and action scenes. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
44% The Prodigy (2019) There's little here you haven't seen before. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) I enjoyed the flick from start to finish. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
69% Cold Pursuit (2019) A mishmash of genres that just didn't work for me. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
89% Arctic (2019) Mads Mikkelsen makes for a commanding presence on the screen. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
22% Miss Bala (2019) This is another of those films that -- despite it being just a few days since I saw it -- is already quickly evaporating from my memory. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Material, Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
19% Serenity (2019) Under additional post-viewing examination, much of what occurs (and is explained by the twist) doesn't make sense in terms of the context of what's really happening. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Fairly entertaining and engaging. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) This is Coogan and Reilly's show and the two make for believable flesh, blood, and soul representations of the real-life men. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Something of a mixed bag where what works (the emotional moments and, yes, the cute pup) ends up being negated by what doesn't. (Full Content Review for Parents - Peril, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
73% Destroyer (2018) I was pretty much riveted from start to finish and liked most everything about the film. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) I'm giving "Welcome to Marwen" a mixed review, albeit one partially leaning toward the positive side. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
45% Second Act (2018) I certainly didn't hate what's presented, and J-Lo is as watchable as always. But I couldn't escape the feeling that I had seen everything before, and more than once. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) The performances are good across the board, but it's Blunt who's under the most pressure to deliver and she does so and then some. (Full Content Review for Parents - Brief Suggestive Material, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
92% Bumblebee (2018) I can say without hesitation that this is the best entry in the series so far. And not only that, it's a pretty good film on its own. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018