An engaging batch of campfire stories told from a fresh perspective, and that’s worth something in the stale world of PG-13 horror.
There are no real characters here, just quickly sketched stick figures in too-tight costumes that deliver a few solid laughs but not much more.
The movie doesn’t do anything well and it’s an open question why anyone would pay money to see a reworking of a premise that offers so little.
With a dose of comedy, a dash of romance, and some CGI-heavy battles, the film accomplishes what it needs to do.
What the film fails to deliver in adrenaline, it makes up for with testosterone-flavored laughter.
Although not “bad” in a conventional sense, it’s a disappointingly mediocre effort that doesn’t have a lot to offer potential viewers over age 10.
Although devoid of sophistication, the frothy love story may win over viewers who are predisposed to enjoy this sort of entertainment.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-07-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Comic book monstrosities, Santa Claus abuse)
Director: David F. Sandberg
Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Marta Milans, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews
Its status as a minor-league player doesn’t diminish its capacity to entertain (doing a better job at that than some of the higher-profile alternatives).
Despite the faint whiff of sanctimoniousness that occasionally emanates from this well-meaning motion picture, "Saint Judy" generally holds its own as a solid courtroom drama.
Esoteric qualities don’t merit an unqualified recommendation for a production more apt to deliver frustration than gratification.