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.
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.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sci-fi Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, Kelly Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Joonas Suotamo, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Daniels
The last "Star Wars" movie is the most bloated and least satisfying of all the main-line adventures.
The filmmakers seem unconcerned about appealing to anyone who isn’t a 9-year old boy; aside from the occasional throw-away line, there’s little here to interest adults.
Esoteric qualities don’t merit an unqualified recommendation for a production more apt to deliver frustration than gratification.
Although devoid of sophistication, the frothy love story may win over viewers who are predisposed to enjoy this sort of entertainment.
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.
An engaging batch of campfire stories told from a fresh perspective, and that’s worth something in the stale world of PG-13 horror.
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.
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).