Judy & Punch

2019

Judy & Punch

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75%

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Total Count: 8

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In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering, but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge. In a visceral and dynamic live-action reinterpretation of the famous 16th century puppet show, writer director MIRRAH FOULKES turns the traditional story of Punch and Judy on its head and brings to life a fierce, darkly comic and epic female-driven revenge story, starring MIA WASIKOWSKA and DAMON HERRIMAN.

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Critic Reviews for Judy & Punch

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

  • A tonally complex comedy-drama about spousal abuse, infant mortality and misogyny told with magic tricks, puppets and slapstick.

    Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The overall concept, from Foulkes and her trio of story collaborators, has a bracingly original air, from the film's period anachronisms to its impressive design elements.

    Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • Judy and Punch deserves to find an audience, as it a well written and directed story. It juggles tone skillfully - managing to be funny and entertaining whilst also making serious points which are relevant to the society we are living in now.

    Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Ultimately, Judy & Punch doesn't hit squarely in the target, but hints at interesting conversations on prejudice, domestic abuse, and powerful individuals lacking integrity.

    Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • I had a blast with Judy and Punch, and I think it's probably the most twisted and delightful fairytale film I've seen in quite some time.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…
  • Putting a modern, live-action spin on this fable-esque puppet tale, director Mirrah Foulkes crafts a vibrant, brutal directorial debut, even if the ultimate catharsis leaves something to be desired.

    Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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