For 94 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jude Dry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Lowest review score: 0 A Dog's Purpose
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 94
  2. Negative: 12 out of 94
94 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    While the plot is not overly complex, Lucky Grandma benefits from a compelling array of supplementary characters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    With director Elizabeth Carroll as skilled sous-chef, Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy brings bold flavors together to serve a scrumptious delight of a film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    It’s a shame that You Don’t Nomi, a new documentary about the failure and reevaluation of Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 pulp film “Showgirls,” doesn’t live up to its truly inspired title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    A Secret Love is full of the kind of gentle ribbing and loving chuckles one would expect from any adorable old couple, but it’s made all the more poignant by the fact of Pat and Terry’s trailblazing personal histories.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    The Half of It has lofty aims for its version of the classic tale — which it mostly achieves, albeit without much fanfare.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Abe
    With a more streamlined script, or even fewer characters and more developed relationships, Abe could have made a real impact. As it stands, there are too many cooks in the kitchen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Jude Dry
    Karen’s dogged pragmatism, and her complex relationship to the smut that provided her family’s livelihood for thirty years, is why Circus of Books is such a rare delight — and a nearly perfect documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    There’s Something in the Water doesn’t break any molds in terms of documentary form, and it’s less impressive as cinema than activism. But it’s easily digestible and well researched, with the aid of Waldron’s book.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    Hart guides the actions with a sensitive and joyous hand, luxuriating in the palette of Arizona’s arid desert and gaping badlands.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Straight Up is meticulous in building its hyper-stylized aesthetic, but doesn’t have much to say about the human condition.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    In Minyan, the arresting and evocative feature film debut from documentary filmmaker Eric Steel, the search for answers turns up far more riches than any half-baked conclusion ever could.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 33 Jude Dry
    "Saw" writer Leigh Whannell mixes metaphors in this limp remake, using gaslighting and privacy fears for his uneven sci-fi horror.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    It’s one of the year’s best gay films.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Welcome to Chechnya is a vital and urgent portrait of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, and the world needs to hear about it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    The Turning announces Sigismondi as a bold and adept genre filmmaker, with an eye for detail and impeccable casting choices.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Jude Dry
    Like a Boss may preach friendship above all else, but sitting through it together would test even the strongest of ties.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    Using the hyper-gendered spaces of college Greek life as a fertile palette, Takal and her co-writer April Wolfe skewer toxic masculinity, the white male literary canon, rape culture, patriarchy, and white male rage — all wrapped up with a bow in the stylishly entertaining package of a studio-backed holiday horror.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    With muted characters and a conventional structure, the movie struggles to find the fun or the spirit, humming between high notes and low notes to fall flat in the middle. While its heart is in the right place, Gay Chorus Deep South just doesn’t sing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    The burden of familial obligation permeates Ms. Purple — who carries it and who passes it off, who outruns it and who lets it overrun them. It’s a ripe topic Chon clearly feels deeply, rendered in beautiful cinematography and delicate storytelling. It’s also a uniquely Asian-American story, rooted in loving specificity and beating with a universally human heart.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Like its heroine, Official Secrets is shouting into an echo chamber.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Jude Dry
    Like a great poem, End of the Century gives voice to a seemingly indescribable feeling, one anyone who’s ever fallen in love will recognize from deep in their soul — as if bumping into an old friend you forgot how much you liked.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Jude Dry
    Without the star power of Mandy Moore and the relative sophistication of the single location predicament, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is just the last gasp of a shark saga that didn’t need to come up for air.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    The film has style in spades; it would have substance, too, if only it knew when to quit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Consequences thrums with a vibrant current — propelled by a dizzying churn of cigarettes, cocaine, fistfights, and shirtless young men — until arriving at its predictably explosive conclusion. The film’s perspective may be austere, but its heart is defiantly exuberant.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jude Dry
    Ma
    The suspense builds creepily enough, with a classic fake-out in a strong first act. But when the movie turns into full-blown horror, which it eventually sort of does, the pacing of the violence is all out of whack.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    The film is itself a provocation; a fascinating document of a years-long conceptual project as well as the final (or next) piece of the complicated puzzle.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    The sequel remains charming, beautifully animated, and often incredibly funny, but there’s a sense that writer Brian Lynch realized Max’s story needed a lot more padding this time around.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    While great direction isn’t the worst problem to have, the fact that the writing and acting couldn’t quite live up to their gorgeous surroundings hollows the experience of watching it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Jude Dry
    If this is the best Hollywood can offer these women, it’s not their fault for wanting to work. Instead, it’s on writers and studios to stop treating seniors like some sort of oddities to squeeze a few laughs out of before they croak.
    • 49 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.

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