Judith Martin

Judith Martin
Judith Martin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post
Publications: Washington Post

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet The Bell Jar (1979) Even the crazy pressures now obvious to feminists are made to seem petty. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
89% Norma Rae (1979) It's a dear and corny story, played with lovable grubbiness by Sally Field and Ron Leibman, but it's not about what you think. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
8% The Blue Lagoon (1980) There have come to be certain conventions of the genre, and it's an annoyance that The Blue Lagoon keeps violating them. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
73% Urban Cowboy (1980) It's too diluted. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
71% Pretty Baby (1978) It takes a robust and humorous approach to life in a brothel, where the work done is less important than the community spirit; and "naughty" would be a far better word to describe the sex scenes, while the rest is decidedly nice. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
40% Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) There are only so many ways to photograph black starry space and the under-bellies of spaceships, and the films that got there first used them all up. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
89% Reds (1981) It is occasionally rambling and repetitious, but nearly always intelligent and engrossing. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
76% The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Like its predecessor, this film is its own best fan. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
90% Martin (1977) "Martin" is pretentious in a way that pornography is when it is dressed up for people who don't want to admit to their taste. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
88% Napoléon (1929) Inspires that wonderfully satisfying theatrical experience of whole-heartedly cheering a hero and hissing villains, while also providing the uplift that comes from a real work of art. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
71% A Little Romance (1979) The intentional comedy in the film always seems on the verge of working, but then is quickly bludgeoned to death. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
82% The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) What fun it would be to see all those involved - including perhaps the durable Clouseau character - try something from scratch. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
71% Czlowiek z Marmuru (Man of Marble) (1981) Audiences less anxious to help the film say things they want said will find this point obscured by the clumsy celebrity-fan approach employed as a dramatic device. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
67% Rich Kids (1979) Heart warming is not really the term ... "Insufferable" would be more like it. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
100% Don Giovanni (1979) If you had a choice between hearing the opera live and seeing the film, you should insist on doing both. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
75% Grease (1978) Couldn't the makers of "Grease" have unearthed one person who was alive in that time, perhaps even one who attended an American high school then, and checked their information? - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
88% Heaven Can Wait (1978) This is a very sweet movie to watch, the pleasant cinematic equivalent of light summer reading. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
94% Superman (1978) It's the simple, earth-bound quality of the film that makes this comic-book fantasy soar. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2010
75% The Fog (1980) The dead men spend a good deal of the movie persecuting a newcomer in town, which raises serious questions about their revenge competence. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2004
94% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) The total effect is fast and attractive and occasionally amusing. Like a good hot dog, that's something of an achievement in a field where unpalatable junk is the rule. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002