For 98 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jude Dry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Trophy
Lowest review score: 0 A Dog's Purpose
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 98
  2. Negative: 12 out of 98
98 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    An entertaining and informative new documentary, Denise Ho: Becoming the Song, reveals the singer’s motivation and personal sacrifices while also offering a vital survey of Hong Kong history and the fight for independence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    Perhaps what is most radical about Disclosure is the wide array of trans spirits both onscreen and off. In making the film, Feder and Cox are rewriting the very history they set out to tell, adding one more title to “positive representation” list. That alone is worth coming out for.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    It is a stirring call to action, and an urgent warning to those who place religion above their child’s survival. Most importantly, however, the film does not judge or speak down to those who most need to hear its message.
    • 70 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    It’s one of the year’s best gay films.
    • 86 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.

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