Judy Reviews

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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?
October 2, 2019
Zellweger shines in Judy's dramatic mannerisms, vibrant emotionalism, and sly, self-deprecating sense of humor. She deserves a movie as complicated as her performance.
October 1, 2019
Renée Zellweger incredible efforts can't save it despite throwing herself into the role with an abandon that most likely would've been appreciated by the much-missed Judy Garland.
October 1, 2019
Judy contains well-crafted scenes and strong performances. But the film never comes together.
October 1, 2019
It feels more like an Oscar grab than a true disappearance into character.
September 28, 2019
Boo-Hoo. A little girl was deprived of a childhood to become a world famous actress and singer. Not everyone has an idyllic childhood. Most of us would trade our lousy childhoods with the one manufactured for Judy Garland.
September 28, 2019
Avoiding the dull, broad scope of something like Bohemian Rhapsody, but also missing a chance at something delicate and lovely like Stan & Ollie, the biopic Judy lands squarely in the middle.
September 27, 2019
She was an immensely complicated figure, but in Judy, she's a martyr.
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