For 47 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jude Dry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Trophy
Lowest review score: 0 A Dog's Purpose
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 47
  2. Negative: 5 out of 47
47 movie reviews
    • 67 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.
    • 59 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.
    • 69 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    Tightly written and sensitively rendered, the devastating film is propelled by masterful performances, led by a bewitching Wood in the role she was born to play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Even as Quest toys with expectations, (there are no chart toppers to be found here), the triumphs in Quest are much harder to spot, though they are mighty; love, family, and hope in the face of adversity. Nothing could be more harmonious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    Princess Cyd is a triumphant little film — little in the detailed moments it creates, not the content of its character. Anchored by complicated, smart, funny women, Princess Cyd is a rare delight of a film and a model for others to follow.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    One of Us offers a rare window into a highly insular community that is often misunderstood, or tacitly sanctioned for fear of stoking anti-semitism.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Jude Dry
    Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween would be tone deaf, lacking in plot, and almost entirely humorless in any year. That is happens to arrive in theaters amid a cascade of sexual assault survivors sharing their stories about sexual assault doesn’t help its case.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Ruspoli’s presence in the film elevates Monogamish beyond the predictable talking heads documentary.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 33 Jude Dry
    The movie is weighed down by too many secondary characters, which only serve to dissipate their flickering charms. No one in the film, even our heroine, gets more than a hint of backstory as the single-minded plot careens toward its predictable conclusion.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    We’ve yet to see if Kate McKinnon can lead a movie, but she sure as hell can steal one. She did it in “Ghostbusters,” and she did it again in Rough Night, which is surprisingly funny despite a wild premise riddled with potential pitfalls.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    The film is visually breathtaking, and anchored by two strong performances. But the loyalties in My Cousin Rachel seesaw too dramatically for tension to build satisfyingly; the film runs hot and cold when it really wants to simmer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    Baywatch won’t blow anything out of the water (except for the boat it sets on fire), but it will certainly make a splash.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    It may not break the mold in many ways but one, but the impact of that one is far from trivial.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    Like a fine conversation, which her solid script mostly delivers, Coppola keeps the tension in the air like a lightly bouncing ball.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    It’s a fittingly ambiguous title for a directionless film, late night fare that will be enjoyed by just as many horny men as horny teenage lesbians.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    The film’s main triumph is in crafting a convincing narrative with a clear point of view.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Freeland is clearly having fun behind the camera, but broad and superficial performances mean the fun doesn’t always translate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Raw
    Ducournau tears down the walls of a genre so often identified with male filmmakers. (Like the father of body horror, David Cronenberg.) Shrewdly using the art-horror format to upend the traditional teen Bildungsroman, “Raw” makes it impossible to look away — as much as you might want to.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Jude Dry
    Aside from the thrill of its lavish sets and costumes, there isn’t much new to offer in this Beauty and the Beast.

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