Judy Reviews

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January 24, 2020
Performances like this don't allow the viewer to invest in the character organically; performances like this don't care for consent. They're violent. They grab the viewer by the scruff of the neck and yank them close, forging connections that don't exist.
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 17, 2020
...A sobering portrayal of a star on the decline and an insight into the toll sexism, sexual abuse and the celebrity machine can have on someone's mental health.
January 17, 2020
Renée Zellweger does an absolutely incredible job, not only of performing these iconic musical numbers, but of portraying a woman teetering on the brink of complete physical, mental, psychological collapse.
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]
January 15, 2020
[Renee Zellweger] plays the late actress-singer-dancer Judy Garland with poise, elegance and show-stopping vocals.
January 13, 2020
A Golden Globe-winning performance from Renée Zellweger as the titular star avoids wallowing in despair, but still manages to convey the very real misery of the embattled entertainer.
January 10, 2020
Judy is probably the first real film of 2019 that screams Oscar and it's all Renée Zellweger. This is one of the must-see performances of the year period.
January 9, 2020
Renee Zellweger is stunning. She does all of her own singing and performing but also finds who she was as a person that loved her children and fans.
January 6, 2020
The movie is a vehicle for Zellweger's performance. It's hard to escape the sense, of course, that her turn here is an award-bait stunt... But it's a disciplined and rigorous stunt.
December 28, 2019
Zellweger performs the hell out of the role, putting tons of effort into nailing an approximation of the actress.
December 26, 2019
Zellweger has one of the most memorable roles of her career playing the adult Garland.
December 11, 2019
Being back with Judy-even if it isn't the "real" Judy- is like coming back home from a long, exhausting trip. It's a reminder that there's no place like home, and no one like Garland.
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 29, 2019
Like Garland's career, "Judy" is blessed with a talented star and starts out with much promise, only to become more uneven and unfulfilling towards its end.
November 27, 2019
We are given a window into the final months of one of Hollywood's greatest stars and one of its greatest victims, as well. Hollywood has always preyed on the weak, children and women, especially. Judy was both.
November 26, 2019
Standard-issue biopic made more watchable by the passionate and vulnerable performance by Renée Zellweger.
November 19, 2019
An especially dire biopic...
November 10, 2019
Hail Mary. Full of grace. And now, Hail Judy. Full of pharmaceuticals. Propelled by perpetual sorrow, the archetype carries on in Rupert Goold's lavish take on Judy Garland's finale
November 10, 2019
It's a period in her career that few are aware of, and a poignant coda to a life which has since become the quintessential cautionary tale of a former child star.
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