Judy (2019) - Biography, Drama, History

Hohum Score

17

Watchable

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Rupert Goold
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley
Length: 118 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 19 out of 124 found boring (15.32%)

One-line Reviews (48)

Stunning performance!

If you're a fan of Garland's music, there's definitely enough to satisfy you, featuring a number of hugely entertaining performances of her most memorable songs, capped off with a deeply touching rendition of Over The Rainbow.

Universally flat and uninspiring of one of the most memorable recording stars of the 20th century.

The primary setting of London is incredibly drab and boring.

The characters outside of Judy are predictable and one dimensional.

My only issue was I felt it was a little slow in points and maybe just a bit too focused on the sad side of a fascinating life that must have had its good times.

JUDY's youth and happiness were stolen by the leading Pachyderm Propaganda Production Program of the 1930s.

If you're a admirer of Judy stick to the many joyous and thrilling clips of her singing - and more - available on the internet.

Overall I was bored by looking at a drunk woman for two hours, we all know about Judy, tell us something we don't know.

A very mundane look at the tail end of Miss Garland's life with small flashbacks of her rough childhood on the silver screen.

It is long, it is boring and it is depressing.

Pacing is a little slow and the story is a bit thin.

The supporting cast is bland and interchangeable.

Looks good but so dull.

Compelling performance by Zellweger captures the physicality of a woman living on sheer nerves & vices: liquor, pills, cigarettes & past fame.

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The film is a little long in part because lots of songs --but well worth the slow wait as it deepens the character depiction and her love/hate with the role of being on stage.

Boring .

Stunning .

Renee Zellweger beautifully captures both the tragic essence and the stunning talent of the late 1960's Judy Garland, an iconic and revered entertainment figure.

However it is well worth watching the film for Renee Zellwegers brilliant performance, she is just superb, and well supported by the rest of the cast as well.

PROS:Renee Zellweger Is Perfect As Judy GarlandRupert Goold's Strong DirectingSolid Supporting CastStrong Message About Child Actors And Hollywood ImageWell Filmed Music ScenesHard Hitting DramaAn Emotionally Satisfying EndingThe Flashbacks Are Really Sad (And A Little Creepy)CONS:Some Factual Information Is WrongA Pointless Gay Couple RomanceSome Pacing IssuesSometimes It Can Be Predictable

As dull as dishwater.

A star is boring .

A very personal, sad and yet thoroughly entertaining look at the last years of a Hollywood icon.

Mayer presses Garland to choose between a career of Hollywood fame and glamour and a life as a dreary Midwestern farm wife.

Confusing .

I fell asleep.

This boring film makes a great life seem dull.

To listen to non-singer Renee Zellweger try to sing like Judy (with the aid of lots of studio digital adjustments) is a waste of time when one is viewing a film that celebrates her talent.

It is fascinating to watch her story play out through that lens rather than simply "she went a little crazy".

One of the worst movies I have seen in a while.

The actors portraying these characters are also very dry.

Her live numbers on stage are in turn inspiring, entertaining, and often incredibly emotional.

Zellweger's portrayal of Judy's addiction and her insomnia feel real.

Judy is well worth the watch though, if only for Zellweger's performance.

I saw "The End of the Rainbow," the play upon which this movie is based, about a decade ago in London and almost walked out because it was so miserable.

Zellweger shows Garland's hard knocks as principally self-inflicted-a glass as half-empty approach.

Apart from Zellweger's stunning performance it is not particularly remarkable, offering no great insights into the people involved, and it is hardly a revelation that Hollywood moguls like Louis B.

There was no story.

Anyway a great, enjoyable film with a moving rendition of OTR.

Don't waste your time.

or so we were fidgeting in our seats!

We both found it a long haul due to its slow pace.

Renee Zellwigger's nuanced, intense performance is so startling that it takes nearly 20 minutes to see beyond the somewhat aging face, wig , make-up and fidgety gestures to the woman we remember from Chicago and the Bridget Jones movies.

The story is dry because it overlooks the impact of Judy by focusing on her uneventful, and miserable final year.

Worst movie of 2019.

This was a highly entertaining movie and it brought back memories I had of watching Judy Garland on various television variety shows when I was growing up.