Jim Judy

Jim Judy
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
After 10 years of working with government television, I started Screen It in 1996 and went full-time in 1997 after being chosen as the sole reviewer for AOL's now defunct Entertainment Asylum website. Ranked as the third most useful website on the 'Net by Roger Ebert, Screen It provides the most detail content reviews of films and videos anywhere. If you have kids or are simply interested in what's in a film (along with a standard artistic review) drop by for a visit.
Publications: Screen It!
Location: Washington, DC area
Official Websites: screenit.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% Dark Waters (2019) If you enjoy do-gooder David vs. corporate villain Goliath type stories, this one will be right up your alley. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
18% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) I had to fight to stay awake in my otherwise completely empty theater, and had I dozed off I don't think I really would have missed anything or cared. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Moments, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
83% Queen & Slim (2019) As a narrative piece it simply has too many problems. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
50% 21 Bridges (2019) A competent but otherwise unremarkable cop procedural that starts off strong but gets bogged down like being stuck in a Manhattan traffic jam. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) While "Frozen II" might not reach the bar set by the original flick, it's still good enough. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Likely to leave many a viewer with a smile on their lips, a tear in their eye and a warm fuzzy feeling all over. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) For anyone who likes terrific acting accompanying engaging storytelling -- not to mention fast cars -- "Ford v Ferrari" should just be your speed...and then some. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
66% The Good Liar (2019) Mirren and McKellen are delightful in their respective roles and that clearly helps mitigate the darker turn that suddenly shows up in the third act. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Despite its issues, this latest incarnation of "Charlie's Angels" is entertaining enough. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The comedy is blackened in just the right ways to make this a delicious satirical comedy. I was greatly entertained. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) While it might appeal to fans of old-school science, there's nowhere near enough wattage here to light up the box office. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
25% Countdown (2019) Yet another example of a high-concept idea that doesn't deliver enough of the goods. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
51% Black and Blue (2019) Enough of the flick works -- thanks a great deal to Harris' performance. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) An entertaining and occasionally enthralling experience with good action scenes, solid comedic relief, and a decent continuation of the original tale. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Norton does a decent job wearing his various hats while bringing this tale to the big screen, and I feel the film gets better as it goes. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
74% Harriet (2019) The film is worth seeing simply for the history-making moments as well as Erivo's terrific lead performance. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
14% Arctic Dogs (2019) I'd recommend going back and re-watching any number of far better and more interesting computer-animated films. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Crude Humor, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
43% Midway (2019) Featuring and favoring spectacle over character and story substance. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) I enjoyed enough of the moments that do work to give "Last Christmas" a middle of the road, 5 out of 10 rating. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) While not the masterpiece that is the original film, this one is well made, features good scares and features an imaginative continuation of the story. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) You'll probably be fairly to greatly entertained by what's offered here. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Proves that two isn't necessarily better than one. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Lucy might want to get back up in the sky, but the attempts of being visually creative end up as distracting as if she had been adorned with big shiny diamonds. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Certainly not for all audiences (especially kids), "Joker" is a master class in acting and seeing how and why evil can rise. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
83% Judy (2019) Zellweger simply knocks the performance out of the park (including doing her own singing) to the point that she has to be a lock to earn any number of Best Actress nominations. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) For those looking for something above and beyond the usual T & A stripper show material, "Hustlers" might just fill that need. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/10 24% The Goldfinch (2019) "The Goldfinch" ends up being like the little bird in the painting, chained down and unable to really take flight. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Drugs, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
83% Official Secrets (2019) The film works and manages to feel both fresh and timely. It certainly benefits from solid performances all around, but especially by Knightley. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) The performances are good, the use of comedic relief is decent, and there are still enough spooky moments present. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Scary Stuff, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) While there's not much new here and with the caveat that I'm a sucker for time travel type movies, I found myself engaged from start to finish. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Not perfect but entertaining, quite funny at times, and thought-provoking when it comes to women, their weight, and society's reaction to that. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
50% Bennett's War (2019) Enough of the flick works despite some issues. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) This latest assembly of all those genre tropes actually works fairly well. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scary Stuff, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
22% The Kitchen (2019) The result is a dish where the ingredients put together in "The Kitchen" simply don't come together into a satisfying or appetizing whole. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
60% Brian Banks (2019) "Brian Banks" might not be original, but it's an important tale to tell and one that's told well. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) There might be an art to racing in the rain, but there's also one for telling a tale well, and this one, doggone it, ends up barking up the wrong canine philosophical tree. (Full Content Review for Parents - Cancer, etc. - Also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) A dramedy that's oddly missing a question mark at the end of the title while simultaneously making one question why it isn't a better film. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) A meter or two down from its predecessor. (Full Content Review for Parents - Shark Violence, Teens in Skimpy Attire as bait, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Everything about the pic works and I have to admit I loved it from start to finish. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) If you're looking for nearly 100 minutes of mindless escapism revolving around a land grab (or two), you could certainly do worse. But you can also do better. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It might be a good idea to finally turn off these engines. That is, unless the next offering is "Fast & Furious Presents: Hattie Shaw Goes on a Rampage." (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Interestingly enough, I like the film more now -- presumably from it percolating in my head -- than I did immediately upon walking out of the theater. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Visually stunning, "The Lion King" is good, but not great. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) Nanjiani and Bautista milk the material -- some of it quite funny when not occasionally downright outrageous -- for everything it's worth. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) Aja makes effective use of the physical space, the murky rising water, and, of course, the CGI-created gators. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) This "Midsommar" trip feels a bit like a wasted opportunity. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sex, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) I just felt this one faltered a bit toward its end. Even so, it's worth seeing for the parts that do work. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Isn't anything we haven't seen before in such movies, but the filmmaker manages to milk some decent scares, jump scenes and even some comic relief from the material. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scares, etc. - Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) While it might not completely live up to my lofty expectations, I'm happy to report that it's nonetheless enjoyable, charming and pretty much entertaining. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) This update doesn't do enough with the material to warrant its existence. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) - Screen It! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019