For 64 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jude Dry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Lowest review score: 0 A Dog's Purpose
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 64
  2. Negative: 8 out of 64
64 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    This gory teen comedy blends laughably outrageous carnage with a legitimately scary plot to delightful ends. Throw in a winking fetish for cinephile culture and audiences are sure to go wild for the gutsy film.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Jude Dry
    Rather than going out with a bang, however, the final installment in the franchise hinges its loose plot around the marital infidelities of younger, humorless characters so thinly sketched that it is impossible to care about them.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    In making Water Makes Us Wet, the filmmakers have embarked upon the noble pursuit of moving people to care about climate change as if their lives — and their sex lives — depended on it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    Without a singular galvanizing conflict to focus the plot, Driveways feels more like a collection of character studies than a cohesive whole.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Jude Dry
    With every note as predictable as the next, the movie just blends into a discordant mess. Even Rodriguez’s smile can’t salvage this disappointing remake, but at least it provides a welcome reminder to check out the movie that inspired it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    The genius of the first movie was its ability to disguise a searing critique of capitalism inside a hilarious package, an idea that is genuinely funny itself. The sequel, with its recycled jokes and re-mixed songs, is merely a reminder of how original the original actually was.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    The big reveal at the end of the second act is absurd enough to pump some adrenaline into the third act, but the movie drags on too long afterwards.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    The austere minimalism of Rust Creek works to the movie’s advantage.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Sweet’s work is a time capsule of a bygone era, preserved in glorious, saturated technicolor. He was the master of the unexpected composition, and in that sense, The Last Resort is a fitting tribute.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Jude Dry
    For a movie with so much going on, (not even counting the CGI cougar Bella befriends), A Dog’s Way Home is wildly devoid of meaning or humor.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jude Dry
    Smallfoot really flounders with its obligatory message-mongering: a hodgepodge of didacticism about the importance of celebrating differences, asking questions, never fearing the unknown, or judging someone because they look different. Plenty of sound lessons in there, to be sure, but without a singular focus, they all blend into one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Like a grand opera, Bel Canto weaves many stories into one sweeping epic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Quincy is refreshingly devoid of talking-head interviews, relying instead on the measured ruminations of the man himself and the extensive archives Jones and Hicks had the difficult job of paring down. The result is a jaunty stroll through the last half-century of music history, and a fitting tribute to a living legend.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    The new action flick Peppermint is a rare return to form for Garner, who doles out her vigilante justice with effortless charm. Unfortunately, that’s about the only reason to see Peppermint.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    The real strength of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is the steely determination and sharp intellect of Sierra herself, for which Purser must be given most of the credit.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    Kin
    There are plenty of plot devices to keep the audience on its toes, and Reynor is the epitome of a 21st century lovable antihero, so fashionable these days. He’s hard and grizzled when needed, but soft and playful as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    The polished new documentary, McQueen, charts the late designer’s rise from English country boy to fashion’s enfant terrible, but the filmmaking lacks the artistic vision of its subject.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Jude Dry
    By all rights, it should be a heartwarming comedy with a few more tender moments. Instead, Hearts Beat Loud operates like a sad drama with a few moments that might make you smile. We knew punk was dead, but the comedy doesn’t have to be.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    As the tension builds to its harrowing conclusion, and Alex begins to bare his teeth, Mathews pulls enough tricks from his sleeve to make Discreet a worthy digression.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    If the deliciously grainy archival footage were the only thing That Summer had to offer, it would be enough. But by including Beard and Radziwill’s introspective voiceovers, Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson (“The Black Power Mixtape”) creates a nostalgic meditation that touches on both cultural and historical memory.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Beast walks the line between taut psychological thriller and doomed genre romance, smartly remaining laser-focused on Moll and her fraying sanity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    Once more for the people in the back, treating anyone’s identity like a costume is offensive and dangerous to an already-marginalized group. If the filmmakers wanted the movie to have a real impact, they should have cast a transgender actress. Instead, Anything is just a yellow lily-livered mess.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    Life of the Party is proof that even the funniest actors need good material, which makes it all the more disappointing that McCarthy wrote the script with director Ben Falcone, who is also her husband.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Theater lovers will enjoy seeing these actors take on such iconic roles, but they’ll find themselves wishing they were seeing the same great talent on the stage.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    Landing somewhere between “Love, Simon” and “Superbad,” Alex Strangelove is a strange delight indeed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Jude Dry
    It’s a wild romp with all the campy noir you might expect in a film by the father of queercore.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    Molly Shannon is brilliant and warm as the literary icon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    Writer-director Yen Tan renders Adrian’s world with understated intensity; each frame feels so precise, as if the scenery is holding its breath along with Adrian. Every silence, every space left open, echoes the liminal moments between what the characters say and what they mean.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    It’s too bad that the movie isn’t as vibrant, funny, and entertaining as the community it wishes to represent — but it’s a start.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    Save for a few clever twists and winning performances from O’Shea Jackson Jr. and 50 Cent (née Curtis Jackson), Den of Thieves is the kind of bloated crime thriller that could have been made in any decade — which is not to call it timeless so much as way past its time.

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