For 150 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 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jude Dry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Misandrists
Lowest review score: 0 A Dog's Purpose
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 150
150 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Jude Dry
    As Angie feels caught between many worlds, so does her story. A little bit teen sex romp, a little bit female friendship plug, a little bit Asian American immigrant story, Inbetween Girl has no shortage of things to say. It just needed to trim out the noise so we could hear them.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    It delivers plenty of blood spattered, gut-spilling gore to satisfy genre lover’s bloodlust, even if we’ve pretty much seen everything a chainsaw can do by now.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Though the title may be the cleverest thing about this cookie cutter affair, it’s refreshing to see a gay family film that doesn’t use its characters’ sexuality for dramatic conflict.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    It’s a wrenching look at the perils of prohibition, and who wins when all is said and done.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Fans will praise this film as yet another brave sacrifice at the altar of artistic vulnerability — because that’s what “A Man Named Scott” wants you to believe. But the authorized film lacks the artistic vision of Cudi’s musical talents, despite its best efforts.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    The only bright spot about the odd timing of South of Heaven is that it’s so obviously a relic of pre-pandemic Hollywood, one that hopefully will stop making lifeless thrillers full of hackneyed dialogue and formulaic action.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    With its “Glee”-colored dance numbers and drag-lite drag scenes, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie just isn’t serving.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    A humorless melodrama about a woman haunted by her past, Malignant sits somewhere between a slasher, a ghost story, and a possession flick, never fully embracing either. The result is a confusing melange of genre archetypes that lacks a clear point of view, even a surface-level stylistic one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Jude Dry
    Harrison is the brightest point in Together Together, which plods through a gimmicky premise without finding much levity along the way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    Entering boldly into this bunch is Happiest Season, a shiny holiday comedy which is by all accounts indistinguishable from the rest save for one little detail: It’s gay! Unfortunately, this tiny tweak isn’t enough to make a lasting impression on the genre, especially with a lackluster script that offers little in the way of surprise or delight.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    It’s an ambitious piece, but in the dance between experimental ideas and grounded storytelling, Aviva should have listened to her body.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Like its heroine, Official Secrets is shouting into an echo chamber.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    The film has style in spades; it would have substance, too, if only it knew when to quit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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