Judy (2019) - Biography, Drama, History

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

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

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Rupert Goold
Stars: Rufus Sewell, Renée Zellweger
Length: 118 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 26 out of 189 found boring (13.75%)

One-line Reviews (72)

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

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

Stunning performance!

It is well acted, moving, and compelling from go to whoa.

Don't waste your time.

This boring film makes a great life seem dull.

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.

Looks good but so dull.

or so we were fidgeting in our seats!

Emotionally Gripping .

in looks, voice and song.. her muscular amazing arm muscles, confusing...

The actors portraying these characters are also very dry.

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

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.

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

Worst movie of 2019.

Boring as heck (I am a 65 Yr old guy).

I found it so boring, I could not fall asleep, I could not stop figiting.

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

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

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

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

The naturalness and the excellent editing of everyday moments that emotional captivate makes this movie quite special in its complex but compelling delivery in both song and performance acting

slow-moving and depressing.

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

Rene Zellweger gives a stunning performance as Judy Garland towards the end of her life.

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

The story, though had some issues, is really emotionally gripping.

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.

) contrived to take sole credit - i.

When it worked for Judy this showed her at her engaging, personable best.

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

Those people would just be seeing the sad boring depressing part of these great lives and missing out on the great contribution they made to our culture.

The primary setting of London is incredibly drab and boring.

Confusing .

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.

The characters outside of Judy are predictable and one dimensional.

The supporting cast is bland and interchangeable.

Trotting from sleepless hotel bed to backstage chaos, and never far from a bottle, it's a compelling, dryly witty portrait of an aging icon on the skids.

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

The visual effect is at times stunning - not least in the live performance segments.

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

As dull as dishwater.

Stunning .

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.

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

Boring tragedy .

Completely captivating, all the emotions that Judy Garland went through, captured in an entertainment bubble, lonely yet adored, powerful present on stage, all portrayed so well by the stunning professionalism of the superb actor.

A star is boring .

All this arguably becomes a bit too intense for a two hour movie.

Boring .

I fell asleep.

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

If you are going to make a bio pic about the fabulous, tragic Judy Garland then get right in to the whole story (they did this with Edith Piaf's story in La Vie en Rose which was breathtaking).

It's a predictable story with no hope

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.

STUNNING .

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

There was no story.

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.

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.

Because I'm THAT bored.

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.

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.

It has long been a showbiz cliché that life in showbiz is no bed of roses and that fame can only be bought at the cost of personal happiness.

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.

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

It's a gripping story.

Renee Zellweger pulls off a believable, sympathetic and engaging portrayal of Judy Garland.

Renée plays Judy Garland in an engaging and convincing manner.

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

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