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Saint Judy is a movie starring Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, and Common. The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she initiated the change in U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

Other Titles
Sólo la verdad (Saint Judy), Au Nom des Femmes, Justiça sem fronteiras, Święta Judy, Ein Funken Gerechtigkeit
Running Time
1 hours 46 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Drama
Director
Sean Hanish
Writer
Dmitry Portnoy
Actors
Alfred Molina, Common, Leem Lubany, Michelle Monaghan
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she initiated the change in U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

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William

I had never heard of this movie before I saw it. I had never seen the trailer for this movie either, and was a bit skeptical of it. But I watched it and was pleasantly surprised. It was an excellent movie with a great cast and a great message. There were some things in this movie that were confusing, but I think the movie did a good job of explaining them. I would recommend this movie to anyone who has any interest in current events in the Middle East or would like to see a movie with a strong message.

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Tyler D.

It is not the film that can bring tears to a man's eyes, but it is the film that can make a man think about the past. The plot is old, a man is convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl. The court decides that the convict should spend the rest of his life in prison, which would be a death sentence. His wife is forced to take care of his son and daughter, which she has to keep out of his reach. As a man, he spends his time in prison for free, so that he can look after his family, in order to pay for his daughter's education. When he finds out that his daughter will be going to school in the US, he goes to her and offers to pay for her education. He convinces her to go to school with him, and they have a lot of trouble. However, when the headmistress of the school (Lina Romay) is considering whether to let her student go to school with a white man, she makes a very good decision. It is a very strong film, showing the difficulties and limitations that a woman has to deal with, and it is very good. It is well acted and it is very sad. There is also a good script. It is not very entertaining, but I really liked it. I do not think that it is the best film of this kind, but it is very good.

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Edward

I am not sure if the film was produced for television, or just made for the movie, but it is very well made and produced. This is the type of story that should be shown in schools and should be available to all in our society. This is a story of a young girl who was abused by her father. There are many stories like this that are being told, but very rarely do we see them on film. I think it is important to show them and I think that the film did an excellent job in showing this story. The acting in the film was excellent. They did a wonderful job of giving us the feel of the 1970's era, but still maintaining the original feel of the 1930's. I think that this film was very well done and would recommend this to anyone who is interested in seeing a story about a young girl who was abused.

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Angela Hughes

The first thing I want to say about this film is that it's a perfect example of the way things went wrong for Richard Gere. After having made the movie which he always insisted on calling a "quirky" movie, after having made a movie which he said was just an excuse to put him in a beautiful blonde wig, I think it's safe to say that Gere had it all coming to him. There is no question in my mind that Richard Gere should have made a comedy. The only reason he ever had to make this film was because he needed to "save his career" by being in the movie. His performance as the drug addict, "Chief" Bob is incredibly tragic and self-destructive. He needs to be happy, and that's just not the case in this film. I will say that there are a few moments in the movie that are really funny, like the incident in the whorehouse with the smoke coming out of his mouth, but mostly, this is a film about a man who needs to have some good days, and he is never in one of them. The script and the performances make this film almost unbearable to watch. If you're going to watch this movie, don't expect to laugh your way through it, just expect to feel sympathy for the character and understand his point of view. Overall, it's a pretty good movie, but I think it could have been a lot better. 7/10

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Amy J.

I'm very surprised at the number of negative comments on this film, and the "negative" reviewers are, in my opinion, misrepresenting the film as "racist" or "misogynistic." I think there is a large problem with the "racist" comment, because it is based on the fact that the African-Americans in the film are portrayed as being somewhat more stereotypical than the Whites. This is the result of the director's choice to depict the Blacks in the film as being of a lower social class, and not of a higher class. In fact, as I read about the negative comments, I read one that said that the movie was racist because it portrays Blacks as being more barbaric. If that is what you think the film is about, then you may want to rethink your opinion. This movie is about the difference between Whites and Blacks, and the more you know about this subject, the more interesting this movie becomes. The character of Mr. Moochie, the African-American cowboy, is very well done. His relationship with the female actors is very touching, and the scene where Mr. Moochie rescues his "son" from a local gang leader is heart-wrenching. I think the film is very much worth watching.

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Louis

I can't remember the last time I have been forced to watch a movie for the second time in a row. Perhaps I should say the last time I watched a movie for the first time, but I think I have just seen it for the third time, although I cannot recall if it was first or second time. I just cannot remember how long I have been forced to watch this film. It's not that I didn't like it, but the impression it left me wasn't very positive. The film was generally quite predictable and boring. The main character, Judy, is portrayed by Nicole Kidman, who I'm told is not really a very good actress, but she played the part well. The rest of the cast also played their parts fairly well, although I thought the lead character, Ross, was rather one-dimensional. The movie certainly had its moments, but the plot itself wasn't very interesting or engaging. I also found the dialogues very dull and cliched, although I can understand why some people might find them interesting. I think it was important to show the people of the community that Ross was a drug addict, but there was little development of the relationship between Ross and Judy. The ending was also a bit of a letdown. I didn't really find it convincing. But overall, I have to say I was impressed by the performance of Nicole Kidman and think that this movie is worth seeing. It's not particularly outstanding, but it's not bad either. But it's certainly not one of the best movies of the year. It is certainly not a masterpiece either, but I still think it's worth seeing.

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Harold W.

This was a good movie but I felt like it could have been better. The acting was good but some of the scenes were just really weird. Like a woman that screams a lot was really really annoying. This movie did a good job of showing the lifestyle of the rich, famous and famous people. I was really into the movie but some of the scenes were just really creepy.

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Harry D.

I was excited when I first heard about this movie, as I love a good underdog story. And I was not disappointed, but the story was somewhat predictable. A British woman, from the West Country, is hired by a family to run their farm in a far eastern town. When she arrives she quickly becomes involved with the local culture and makes a difference. She is then subjected to an awful sexual abuse and she is forced to leave her husband. A much more interesting story was told in 'Jack and the Beanstalk', but it was made a little too long. This movie had a similar situation, but it was less successful. The director has done a good job with this movie, but the end seemed a little rushed. I was not disappointed with the acting, but it did not make the story stand out to me. The film does not feel like it's a true story, as it's based on an oral history that people recount as they get older. It also has a strange ending where we don't know what happens next. If you want to see a great underdog story about a British woman who is a farmer and she becomes involved with the local culture, then go see 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. 7/10

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Philip

Two-time Oscar-winner Rachel Hurd-Wood stars as Judy Griswold, a woman with a life-changing experience when she went to the school and watched a man confess his crimes. After some emotional discussion, she decides to go to the trial, which eventually leads to a hung jury. But it's not over yet. The jury re-evaluates the case, and acquits the accused. With a baby on the way, she must decide whether to leave the baby at the hospital, or go to the police and file a false report. This film is quite touching, and has a message to it. It is somewhat similar to "The Thin Red Line", in which a woman does not accept her guilt for murder, but decides to go to the police and file a false report. The only problem with "Judy" is that it ends quite abruptly, which leaves a few loose ends. It would have been nice if it had been longer. But overall, it is a very well made movie that I recommend to anyone who likes movies with a message. 8/10

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Tammy

The film is in many ways "romantic" and as such should be appreciated more for the fact that it is a love story. The movie is the story of a mother and her daughter. The mother is a "bad girl" who "always gets her man". She is no longer a good mother. She is just acting on instinct, as is evidenced by her extreme abuse of her daughter. We see that the daughter was sexually abused as a child. The mother also is a drunk. The daughter is told that she is a special child, so she is not supposed to drink. When she tries to take a drink, she is told that it is "purity". We see her mother's reaction to her daughter's rebellious behavior. The daughter is depressed, but in the end, she gets what she wants. Her mother takes her away from the bad mother. The mother is now a normal mother. This movie is a true story, although it is not accurate. It is also not a romantic film. It is a story about a mother and daughter. It is not the usual Hollywood "bad mother." The actress who plays the mother is excellent. The movie is a wonderful movie. The acting is very good, the story is very good. I would recommend this movie to anyone.

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Diane B.

The book was a beautiful, delicate and moving story. So much emotion and the story was well thought of. The film is not really up to the same level of the book. It was much too long and I was getting bored of the subject. I guess it just wasn't a great movie and I really think they should have cut out a lot of unnecessary scenes.

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Nicholas A.

SPOILERS The case of Jennifer Lawrence's (ex)husband, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (for those who may not have seen the film), is a complicated one, and the film does a good job of illustrating why. "All That Jazz" is a good film, but the ending is a bit hokey. I've seen a lot of anti-feminist films, and I have to admit that I was a bit put off by the scene in which Lawrence (allegedly) breaks up with Rhys-Meyers and keeps him in the family apartment. That was just silly. But I also have to say that I really liked the acting of Lawrence and Lawrence. Both of them are excellent. The only criticism I would make of the film is that it feels a bit padded at times. There are some parts of the film that felt a bit melodramatic and that you may have to give the film a chance to work itself out. But, that's not enough to make me turn it off. In other words, the movie was entertaining, but I would still recommend it to anyone who likes a good film about the family drama.

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Diana

When I first heard of the book, I had high hopes for this movie, since it had been based on a book I was familiar with. The book was a tragic tale about a young girl who is sexually abused by a stranger and is never believed. The movie was to follow a similar path, but with a twist. I saw this movie the first time with my sister, and I was confused by the fact that it was set in a town in South Carolina, where I never had heard of, let alone saw. The whole town seemed to have a different vibe than the book. I didn't think this movie would be as good as the book, but I was wrong. The acting is excellent. Rose McGowan, who plays Judy, was beautiful and really did the character justice. The young actresses in the film did a very good job portraying the characters, especially Amy Adams as Amy, the teacher. I can't wait to see it again. I hope there will be a sequel, because the story really is something special. This movie is a must-see for everyone, especially for people who like a good story, drama, and an action-packed movie.

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Robert Brewer

The UK version of Judy is quite faithful to the original German film. There are no practical effects, which is a good thing, as most of the action takes place in a crowded cinema, in which all the audience members are directly influenced by the action on the screen. If you like how the movie was shot, the plot and the plot twists, you'll enjoy this version. But you'll have to have some patience for it. We got a taste of the madness in this version. The movie is slow, with lots of dialogue and no action, and for this reason we were disappointed that the ending didn't reach us. It's a pity because the story had so much potential. I was rather disappointed with the end, and I'm not an optimist. Judy could have been a great movie if the ending hadn't been so abrupt.

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Katherine R.

This is an excellent movie. It is certainly one of the best portrayals of the turn of the century Irish immigrant and refugee situation in Ireland. The social and economic upheaval of the time is fully revealed, and the 'colorful' and 'involuntary' nature of the Irish was vividly depicted. The movie was filmed in Irish-speaking areas, as well as in American-speaking areas, in order to make the story accessible to the American audience. In addition, there are also scenes in which Irish-speaking actors play American-speaking characters, in order to bring home the essence of the immigrant experience and the continuing tension of the Irish-American relationship. In the end, however, it is the depiction of the true attitudes and beliefs of the Irish that shines through most clearly, especially since the movie does not make a clear statement of the actual ethnic composition of Ireland at the time of the war. The portrayal of the Irish as being such a misunderstood and maligned people as well as the portrayal of the Irish as being loyal supporters of the British during the war was quite accurate and left no doubt that the movie is telling the truth.

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Cynthia H.

Helen Mirren is a beautiful woman. Her presence, her presence alone, causes a ripple effect of her affect on the lives of those around her. Her presence as a writer and journalist on the Manchester Evening News (a British newspaper) is a source of immense satisfaction for her, as well as for those who rely on the paper to get a news report. On her first day at the Manchester Evening News, Helen is informed that her father has passed away, and her mother has been hospitalized for severe mental disorders. Her mother died when Helen was a child, and Helen's brother had to leave her mother's side to look after her. Helen is convinced that her mother is dead, but her sister Susan is not so sure. She believes that her mother's illness is a result of mental problems, and her sister believes that Helen's sister, Susan, is the cause of Helen's illness. When Helen finally agrees to come home to Manchester for the funeral, Susan realizes that Helen is not the same person she had been when she was younger. She tries to convince Helen that she has changed, and is really the same person as when she was a child. Helen does not believe Susan, and finds out later that her sister had actually committed suicide. Helen does not know what to do with this information, and she continues to live with her mother. When Helen's mother dies, Helen begins to develop a relationship with a local boy named Darren, who she starts to like and care for. When Darren and Helen finally fall in love, they feel that they cannot go back to their old lives, so they get married. Helen is not happy about this, and she does not want to be married to Darren. When the wedding day comes, Darren asks Helen to leave her husband, and they do. However, they both continue to live with Helen, and after a while, Helen decides to leave her husband. Her husband and daughter have not seen Helen for a while, and they think she has moved away. The family does not understand why she does not come back, and they do not know if they will be able to get back to their old lives. However, they do not care about what is happening to Helen. This is a very sad film. It has great acting and a very strong theme of loss and family. Helen Mirren is a great character, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good film.

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Billy W.

This was a very strong movie. I'm a little surprised it's not in the top 250 at all. Maybe the film was a little too slow, but overall I was interested throughout. The acting was good, especially of the young actress. The relationship between Judy and her mother is very real and shows the love of Judy for her mother. The main character, Jackie, played by Juliette Lewis, is a lot more sympathetic than her mom. She's also very young when she first meets her. This movie is about a very unique family, and it shows that love doesn't necessarily have to come from someone who is already in love. A movie like this needs a lot of skill in film-making. I would like to see more movies like this in the future. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes life stories and/or who loves life.

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Scott S.

Well, I think I've seen this movie about 10 times. It's a very good movie. It's very interesting, and at the same time very depressing. The characters are all very interesting. You never know what's going to happen next. The only things I can say are that it's not very realistic, and some of the scenes are a bit unrealistic. It's definitely worth seeing, but don't expect too much.

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Paul

I saw this movie when I was only 5 years old. I was fascinated by the way the acting is performed, and the incredible stories they tell. One of the best parts about this movie is that it is not just a movie. It is a work of art, and it is a story told with the utmost professionalism. I have to say that when I watched this movie at the age of 5, I thought it was a real gem. I would love to see a movie that could be compared to this one. This movie is truly a great piece of cinema that is available only on DVD. The movies is fantastic, and I wish there would be a DVD version of this film. It deserves to be seen by the world. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It is worth watching.

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Elizabeth

I am surprised that this film is not much known. There are many reasons for this. Some of the actors were not big names, and there was not a great deal of publicity surrounding it. I remember seeing it on television in 1977 and it had never been shown in a theater. I thought it was an interesting and original story. Although the story is one of an artist who, under tremendous stress, goes crazy and kills a cat. This cat does not appear until much later in the film. The ending is very shocking, and the film is full of images. I found it interesting how, with the exception of the last few scenes, the film did not try to show the end. The film is very subtle. The plot is a complicated one. In one sense it is a very simple story of a young man whose life goes terribly wrong, and in another sense, it is a movie about the loss of a cat. I don't think the film is very realistic, although it does seem that a lot of people have had traumatic experiences in their life. I do not think it is very "realistic", but that may be the way it was intended to be. It is very artfully done, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes an interesting film.

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William Holmes

I love a good story. I am very picky when it comes to movie genres, but I will go with this one. This is an extremely compelling story. What you will learn about the show, what you will learn about the relationship between George and Judy, and how all three of them worked together and what they accomplished, is very compelling. This is not the type of story you would see in a "feel-good" movie. I think the way the story is told makes the emotions that are felt so real. If you are looking for a film that will make you feel like you are there, this is it. If you are looking for a film that will have you smiling and have you cheering for the characters, this is it.

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Martha G.

The film shows the life of a mother who goes into the emergency ward to take care of her sick son. However, her son wants to be left alone, and things get out of hand. The mother can't accept that her son needs her and wants to leave her son to live his own life. The mother can't deal with the loss of her son and all of the problems that come with it. The father's personality changes and he starts to dislike his wife. The mother's personality changes and she wants to be more of a mother. This is a very well-done film. I enjoyed it.