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
6/10 67% Wrath of Man (2021) The action -- accompanied by a muscular soundtrack -- is done quite well and Statham is as fun to watch as ever. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
6.5/10 79% The Water Man (2021) The film certainly has its dark moments. But also mysteriously cool ones, funny bits, nice emotional scenes, and a sense of old-fashioned adventure. (Full Content Review for Parents - Scary Scenes, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
6/10 49% Here Today (2021) A sweet and somewhat old-fashioned film (notwithstanding brief moments of sexual humor) that plays to Crystal's strengths. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
5/10 53% Four Good Days (2021) Featuring strong performances from Kunis and Close, the pic's primary downfall is that we've seen this sort of tale countless times before. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sex, Profanity, Drugs, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
6/10 93% Limbo (2021) A well-made offering featuring strong performances from the leads. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
7.5/10 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Plenty of heart, laughs and action all stirred together into a highly satisfying mix. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Crude Humor, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
5.5/10 44% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) The action scenes are decently choreographed and executed. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
6.5/10 92% Together Together (2021) An engaging and emotionally satisfying offering about an unconventional coupling. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
7/10 77% Stowaway (2021) What really makes the film work, though, is that you don't know how it's going to end, (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
4/10 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) It might appease and please those diehard fans, but it's unlikely going to make converts out of anyone else or even just entertain them. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
5/10 27% Voyagers (2021) There are few surprises here once the hormonal genie, so to speak, is out of the bottle, right down to how the villain will ultimately be dispatched. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3.5/10 22% Thunder Force (2021) Little to none of it's funny. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
4/10 27% The Unholy (2021) We've seen all of this before and done better. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scary Stuff, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
6/10 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Nothing great but fun to watch during the battle royale moments and definitely a step up from their earlier cinematic encounter more than half a century ago. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
6/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) It still comes off like a mixed bag, with some moments that are terrific, but other parts that aren't as magical or engaging. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
7/10 87% The Courier (2020) "The Courier" delivers the goods. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
5/10 47% Yes Day (2021) An innocuous enough offering that most families can watch together, with some important life lessons thrown in for good measure. (Full Content Review for Parents - Slapstick Style Violence, Some Slight Suggestive Material, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
7/10 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Ahmed is terrific in the part, making us feel for his plight as his world unravels. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Nude Drawings, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
6.5/10 82% Nobody (2021) Odenkirk nicely blends his past comedic and dramatic stylings into a highly satisfying and engaging hero character. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
5/10 43% Boogie (2021) At least it shines some light on Asian American athletes, but not to the degree to give "Boogie" some much needed cinematic boogie. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
8/10 98% The Father (2021) One of the best flicks of 2020. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
8/10 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Timely and timeless like the best of them, "Raya and the Last Dragon" is another animated classic from Disney. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
6/10 67% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021) An entertaining diversion. Do not attempt to resist that reaction, for such resistance indeed is futile. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Crude Humor, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
5/10 32% Tom & Jerry (2020) The plot and all the live-action material is fairly lame and only generates a laugh or two. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2021
6.5/10 78% The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) Satisfying standalone entry in the ever more present time loop subgenre. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
7.5/10 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) A well-made, terrifically performed, and thought-provoking look at the real-life events. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
4/10 79% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Feels like an "SNL" skit stretched to and ultimately reaching the breaking point. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
6.5/10 70% Land (2021) I found it engaging and heartbreaking at times, grounded by Wright's work in front of and behind the camera. (Full Content Review for Parents - Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
6/10 74% The Mauritanian (2021) Decent if not as powerful as expected. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
8/10 94% Nomadland (2021) One of the best films of 2020. (Full Content Review for Parents - Full-frontal Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
7/10 81% Over the Moon (2020) You might just end up over the moon about "Over the Moon." (Full Content Review for Parents - Peril, Family Death, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
6.5/10 57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) The performances feel authentically raw and charged. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
7/10 87% Supernova (2021) You end up fully engaged in the men and their plight thanks to two terrific lead performances, a great screenplay, and direction that manages to remain interesting despite the fairly simple story. (Full Content Review for Parents Also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
5.5/10 45% The Little Things (2021) The three leads certainly help lift the material somewhat above all the familiarity. But the lack of anything new or novel and the third act problems knock off some points. (Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
7/10 85% Our Friend (2020) A well-made, engaging, and emotionally moving offering. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
5/10 34% No Man's Land (2021) Not bad but seemingly not sure about what it wants to be or say about illegal immigration. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
5/10 36% The Marksman (2021) You know how things will play out, which might be okay for viewers wanting exactly that. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
8/10 98% One Night in Miami (2020) One of the best films of 2020. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Violence, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
6.5/10 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Mulligan's captivating performance is what makes the film -- along with writer/director Emerald Fennell's script and sure-handed direction -- work so well. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
6/10 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) It's still a blast watching Gadot portray the character, the action scenes involving her are handled well, and the chemistry with Pine is still spot on. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
8/10 96% Soul (2020) Clearly the best animated film of 2020. (Full Content Review for Parents - Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
7/10 88% News of the World (2020) It's certainly not fake news to report that Hanks along with his chemistry with young Zengel make this offering work from start to finish. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
6.5/10 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Those who like their sci-fi a bit more thoughtful and not hurried might just warm up to the ever-present chilliness on display here. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
4/10 46% Monster Hunter (2020) Fun for a while until it completely derails. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
7/10 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) The writing and delivery are good...as are the strong performances all around. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
6.5/10 88% Let Them All Talk (2020) It's an enjoyable cruise where everything simply feels natural. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
6.5/10 78% Greenland (2020) A decent pending Apocalypse thriller with good performances and some nice emotional touches. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
5/10 27% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) It's a decent enough premise, but much of what's present has a herky-jerky and occasionally rushed feel to it as related to the overall storytelling. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Material, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
6.5/10 80% Safety (2020) The performances are good and the film is an engaging and occasionally emotionally moving offering that's all about the importance of family. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Tense Family Material, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
6.5/10 55% The Prom (2020) An enjoyable and entertaining diversion that just so happens to come wrapped with its own social message. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Material, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020