Judy

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  • 4 of 5 stars
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    A compassive and affective depiction of the struggles of a legendary artist in its decline, that truly stands out because of its impressive production design and Renée Zellweger's rewarding lead performance.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    I really enjoyed learning about Judy and Renee did an awesome job portraying her. You really get to see how Judy may have felt in her life and see some of her trouble some moments.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    A tragic retelling of the last portion of Judy Garland's life, where she's spiraled into a broken mess of a person, after a lifetime of misery. It paints the picture of someone who only wants to be with her children and be happy, but just can't keep things together, no matter how hard she tries. Zellweger is dynamite in this heartbreaking performance.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Renée Zellweger stars as Judy Garland in the rather formulaic biopic Judy. Based on a stage play, the story follow actress and singer Judy Garland in the winter of 1968 when she went to London to perform in a series of sold-out concerts. Zellweger gives a strong performance (both acting and singing), but the script is pretty weak; never really explained how she became a washed up star or her depression and addiction issues. And there are also a couple of time jumps to further confuse things. Still, Garland's struggle does show through, as does her unique soul, and talent. Judy has some problems translating from stage to screen, but it still manages to be a fairly compelling character drama.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Rupert Goold's "Judy" is an insightful, entertaining and heartfelt biopic that celebrates the life of Judy Garland and her legacy. With his latest feature, theater director Rupert Goold has crafted a sincere tribute to the iconic actress. It's the filmmaker's first attempt to bring the life of a Hollywood icon to the big-screen, but he pulls it off seamlessly. Using lavish cinematography, Goold draws viewers into the life of the iconic movie-star. From intimate close-ups to stunning establishing shots, the cinematography keeps viewers immersed in the film's setting. The sets, live performances and musical score are all carefully crafted, combining to create an authentic biopic. In terms of acting, the entire ensemble is excellent. Renée Zellweger delivers one of the best performances of her career as Judy Garland. With alluring expressions, she embodies the charisma, grace and dignity of the late Hollywood icon. Although "Judy" is undeniably uplifting, ultimately it is not a flawless film. Its story is slightly formulaic, and suffers from an unwieldy structure that skims over Judy Garland's early career. As a result, it offers merely a glimpse rather than an in-depth look at the beloved icon's life. Nevertheless, fans of musical biopics will definitely enjoy "Judy" and so will movie-goers seeking exhilarating entertainment. At a time when modern audiences seem to have forgotten Judy Garland, it's a rousing reminder that the stories of iconic stars are worth retelling on the big-screen.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this. The center of this is of course Renee Zellwiger as Garland. And it's sort of weird, it's the type of performance, you know it's Zellwiger right? But then you get lost in her Judy Garland impersonation, and then you're seeing Judy Garland. I mean, I know it's a biography, and that's sort of the point, but in this, it goes a bit beyond that. The story is very interesting too (her last hurrah in London). All the other actors are great, but yes, this is Zellwiger's show.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Amazing film with an amazing performance by Renée Zellweger.
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Sorry , I just hated it. If you want to know what Judy Garland was and is and was capable of , go (re)watch 'A Star is Born'.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    A (not-that-happy)happy ending
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Great performance by Zellwenger. For those unfamiliar with Judy Garland's real life, the movie loses its zing, meaning and is pretty much of a mess.