Judy Reviews

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January 21, 2020
The movie falls in the same trap as other music biopics and tries too hard to encapsulate the legacy of its subject. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 16, 2020
Renée Zellweger gives an exceptional performance in a film that is unfortunately too erratic to fully serve as a definitive biopic. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 28, 2019
Zellweger performs the hell out of the role, putting tons of effort into nailing an approximation of the actress.
December 6, 2019
Judy had time to tell the fun and interesting parts of Garland's life, but not enough time to tell all of it. Not time enough to make her a person beyond the sound bites and the public dramas... Time enough for Zellweger, just not time enough for Judy.
November 19, 2019
An especially dire biopic...
November 6, 2019
Typical biopic procedures are found in a film that, just like its main character, is emotionally wobbly. Zellweger is the one who saves the film from the most terrible defeat.
October 23, 2019
Somewhere over the rainbow, there's a good film to be made about the life of a Hollywood icon like Garland. Unfortunately, Judy largely misses the mark.
October 17, 2019
This is the same old cautionary tale of a woman whose appetite for love exceeds what custom decrees she should settle for, and with the same conclusion: her hunger is its own inevitable punishment.
October 16, 2019
Who its intended audience is supposed to be eludes me.
October 11, 2019
Renee Zellweger's performance was more caricature than acting throughout most of this slight film. The script and director rarely dig below the surface and Zellweger's few subtle moments were not enough to save this film.
October 11, 2019
This end-of-the-road portrait of the eponymous superstar doesn't stand out in a crowd, ironically unlike the heroine herself who assuredly did.
October 10, 2019
On the glittering surface of things, Judy is critical of her abusers - yet I left the theatre feeling more dejected than a witch caught with no umbrella in the rain.
October 8, 2019
Zellweger doesn't make the film worth watching, but at least she makes it endurable, and that's honestly a pretty huge achievement.
October 7, 2019
Zellweger...can only carry this film so far.
October 5, 2019
Judy places Renée Zellweger at an incredible disadvantage, and yet she's still the best thing about this shaky biopic.
October 4, 2019
Renée Zellweger has Judy Garland down; effortlessly imitating the Wizard of Oz star's delivery and mannerisms. But had the film consisted simply of Zellweger bellowing show tunes, it might have been more substantial.
October 4, 2019
Goold's film - though capably performed, and reasonably well assembled - isn't nearly as good, or as insightful, as it might have been, and you come away with more questions than you had going in.
October 4, 2019
Much of Judy feels a little inert.
October 3, 2019
Unfortunately, her performance only highlights the flaws in this film. [Zellweger's] easily the best thing about it.
October 2, 2019
in this case the structure's confusing, and ill-fitting: we're observing a spiral down from what heights, exactly?
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