Judy

critic Reviews

83% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score83%
  • Led by a deeply committed performance from Renée Zellweger, Judy captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion.
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    Katherine MonkEx-Press.com
    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
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    Di GoldingDear Cast and Crew
    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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    Ben RolphDiscussing Film
    Judy broke me. Wonder, joy, melancholy and hope, these are the words that describe Renée's stupendously charming performance and the film as a whole.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    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.
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    Matt NealABC Radio (Australia)
    An immaculate acting display that ensures we see Garland as a real human, and not just the diva she could have been portrayed as.
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    Dan WebsterSpokesman-Review (Washington)
    The result is a moving study of a talented performer who never found the love she so clearly craved.
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    Robert RotenLaramie Movie Scope
    Renée Zellweger gives a knockout performance as a beleaguered Judy Garland in the last months of her life in this dramatic and affecting musical biopic. Zellweger also sings Garland's songs with dramatic flair.
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    Guy WebsterPopMatters
    Judy is by no means a perfect film... but it does attempt, and achieves with some success, to colour the increasing output of biopics with a different shade of the queer rainbow.
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    Matt WardCinematic Considerations
    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.
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    Sebastian Zavala KahnCinencuentro
    She's quite the tragic figure, elegantly portrayed by Zellwegger, who shines even brighter during the singing scenes. [Full review in Spanish]
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