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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    This is a movie that showcases Zellweger's considerable talents, and for that alone, Judy is worth the price of entry.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Garland must have been exasperating to work with, but Zellweger's performance goes right to the heart of what made her a superstar.
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    Rene SanchezCine Sin Fronteras
    Although it follows the conventional tropes of the biopic, Judy shines thanks to Renee Zellweger's astonishing portrayal as one of Hollywood's most beloved legends. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Dominic CorryNew Zealand Herald
    [T]he tragedy that plagued Garland's cruelly short life, the enormity of her talent and the devotion of her fans all leave a lasting impression in a film that clearly seeks to honour its subject.
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    Anwen CrawfordThe Monthly (Australia)
    This is the same old cautionary tale of a woman whose appetite for love exceeds what custom decrees she should settle for, and with the same conclusion: her hunger is its own inevitable punishment.
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    Jason Di RossoABC News (Australia)
    There's enough emotion and sheer tragedy to propel it to the finish, and its central performance lingers for the awful emotional trauma and humanity that it conveys.
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    Lynden BarberLimelight
    !t's the actor's command of Garland's flickeringly complex emotions -- shame, fear and frustration mixed with enormous pride and self-possession -- that make this more than a good impersonation but a fascinating and hugely empathetic performance.
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    Paula Fleri-SolerTimes of Malta
    Judy is a beautiful homage to the woman being celebrated, powered by an astonishing central performance.
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    Graeme TuckettStuff.co.nz
    All you will remember of Judy is Zellweger, hoofing, howling, heartbroken and heartbreaking in a performance for the ages. Everything else is just setting.
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    Jim Schembri3AW
    Garland was a complicated mess and Zellweger truly captures her contradictory cocktail of confidence, desperation, ebullience, despair & stage fright. She's a has-been with a crinkled face and a defiant manner eager to reclaim her share of the spotlight.
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