Judy Reviews

Page 1 of 2
October 9, 2019
Zellweger hasn't quite lost her off-putting propensity for straining for effect by scrunching up her face and squinting into the distance. Nonetheless, it's a remarkable performance.
October 4, 2019
Just concentrate on Judy's emotional journey, though, and you'll be fine.
October 4, 2019
It's a film that is just designed around thing specifically: showcasing Renée Zellweger's incredible performance as Judy Garland.
October 1, 2019
It feels more like an Oscar grab than a true disappearance into character.
September 29, 2019
Although Judy doesn't adhere rigorously to the chronology of the main character's last months, it provides a compelling portrait of the tragic decline of one of America's 20th century icons.
September 27, 2019
She was an immensely complicated figure, but in Judy, she's a martyr.
Top Critic
September 27, 2019
What Judy misses is the unimpeachable fact that helped her survive the punishing ordeals, both personal and professional-her dazzling sense of humor, none of which is in evidence here.
September 27, 2019
With the exception of the occasional bout of Jim Bailey trout pout, Renée Zellweger's Judy Garland in Judy convinces in close-up. But did they have to let her sing?
September 26, 2019
"Judy" is not exactly Renee Zellweger's comeback vehicle, but it might as well be. And delivering a devastating, heart-breaking performance as a woman who made a career out of comebacks is the best kind of poetic justice.
September 26, 2019
Renée Zellweger is over the rainbow and out of this world as Judy Garland in "Judy," a sweet, full-hearted tribute to the beloved screen legend's final days.
September 26, 2019
"Judy" is just such a sturdy, dependable vehicle which, in this case, carries the precious cargo of Renée Zellweger in a dazzling portrayal of Judy Garland at the end of her life.
September 26, 2019
Somehow, Zellweger manages to be Judy for a full two hours, delivering an over-the-rainbow performance in a movie that otherwise, on balance, is a bit more Kansas than Oz.
September 26, 2019
It is sad, but it's not grim because Zellweger's utterly convincing performance shows that Judy was hilarious, self-deprecating, an affectionate mom and a loyal friend.
Top Critic
September 26, 2019
Renée Zellweger may not be Judy Garland, but she reminds us that technical perfection is no match for emotional truth.
September 26, 2019
Renée Zellweger performs miracles playing Judy Garland: singing her heart out, baring her bruised soul and acting with a ferocity that ultimately rises to a state of grace.
September 26, 2019
Zellweger paints shadows of nuance into her portrayal of a performer who invites easy caricature. And she sings, too.
September 26, 2019
"JUDY" IS A MOVIE OF GROTESQUE SENTIMENTALITY, and I know that sounds like a bad thing, but hear me out.
September 26, 2019
Despite its flaws, "Judy" can leave you feeling like an emotional wreck by the end.
September 26, 2019
What's most appealing about Zellweger's portrayal is the brightness that peeps out from the clouds: her deep love for her children, her sly wit.
September 26, 2019
A heart-stopping performance by Zellweger, who leaves it all on the floorboards as one of Hollywood's most dazzling and tragic stars.
Page 1 of 2