Judy (2019) - Biography, Drama, Romance

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

Director: Rupert Goold
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley
Length: 118 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 40 out of 292 found boring (13.69%)

One-line Reviews (110)

Or of course the powerful "Over the Rainbow" performance at the end and with that I am talking more about the crowd than about Garland and that was the one moment where this film really touched me and had me on the edge of my seat and I was so much in awe.

The supporting cast is bland and interchangeable.

Overrated, slow and drawn out .

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.

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

" But again, the problem is that there's no story.

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.

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.

The primary setting of London is incredibly drab and boring.

The actors portraying these characters are also very dry.

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

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

Her portrayal is excellent , the movie is a bit boring.

I loved René in this, absolutely stunning performance.

Owell, really angry that I spent six dollars to rent it, please don't waste your money renting or seeing at the theatre.

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.

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.

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

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

Her performance and expressions of emotions portraying Judy Garland was magnificentI am finding some difficulties finding the proper words to express how wonderful Renée Zellweger was in Judy to bring us a wonderful movie that worth watching more than once.

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.

Her stage performances were boring and awful.

Because I'm THAT bored.

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

Thanks to the efforts of its main star, Judy stands out as one of the most entertaining biopics of the 2010s.

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

slow-moving and depressing.

It was a boring bio-drama so much so I decided to dust my bookshelf and dusting is my least favorite chore.

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

This is an engaging film, it is sympathetic to Garland, while not shying away from her well documented flaws.

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

This boring film makes a great life seem dull.

Unnecessarily narrow focus on her last concerts in London and meltdowns and some uninteresting people there like the concert arrangers.

This biopic has some good points that make it worth watching despite a few flaws.

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

Confusing .

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

Flat, boring and depressing.

I fell asleep.

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

Worth watching for Renee .

Don't waste your time.

This movie is worth watching.

The other aspects of the story as written, felt disjointed.

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

Zellweger stars in this long, boring, depressing "bio" of Judy Garland toward the end of her life.

It's a predictable story with no hope

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.

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

Stunning performance!

The costume design, hair, and makeup were impressive, but the movie was a bit slow.

It's a gripping story.

the contrived story and the complete failure to capture the real essence of Judy Garland in song, mannerisms, heart.

Renee Zellweger stuns in this Judy Garland biopic, making the over-acting part of the intense experience, and making her impossible to look away from.

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

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

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.

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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.

As dull as dishwater.

A stunning, emotional tour de force.

True artists, the ones that actually inspire people, and perform intense and moving roles on a movie, putting aside all Hollywood BS, bring their A game and achieve greatness, a lot of times because they draw inspiration from the darkest events on their lives.

Boring tragedy .

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

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.

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

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

Renée plays Judy Garland in an engaging and convincing manner.

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).

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

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

There was no story.

Boring .

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

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.

Emotionally Gripping .

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

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.

The characters outside of Judy are predictable and one dimensional.

I do admit the acting was good but the movie was painfully slow.

It's also a stunning look at gaslighting and the Hollywood experience of child actors.

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

Culminating with a breathtaking final 10 minutes that expose the heart of Garland's deep vulnerability, it's easy to excuse some of "Judy"'s more melodramatic moments along the way.


Zellweger was the perfect student of Garland & her work - she delivered a stunning performance in style, elocution & vocals.

Despite Renée Zelwegger's really fine performance impersonating Judy Garland, "Judy" is rather slow moving to keep one's attention throughout the film....

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

Stunning .

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

It was incredibly boring and after 10 minutes, I turned it off.

a little too boring .

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.

Worst movie of 2019.

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 is no plot, no one to root for, and nothing to look forward to.

And to watch her get all the nuances of Miss Garland's singing and stage persona is fascinating.

Congrats to the producers of Judy as it seems to me that it achieved the right balance for me for something that was touching and entertaining.

Anyway still a good film well worth watching.

Nonetheless, the film has some nice sequences-the super fan gay couple is especially engaging part of the film and they almost stick the landing because of it.

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

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.

A star is boring .

Looks good but so dull.

Seriously, she was so amazing, breathtaking and wonderful and definitely the best actress this year.

or so we were fidgeting in our seats!

As is, Judy is a fairly mundane bio pic that feels more made for TV than the actual made for TV biopic with Judy Davis that, at least, showed a more well rounded version of Garland.

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.

The lack of a climax in the movie got me a little in the boring side.

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