80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A young Aussie actress who seems as all-American as a Magic 8 ball, successfully walks the tightrope from precocious to exuberant, never once falling into obnoxiousness. That could describe this crackerjack of a kids' movie as well.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Judy Moody has some enjoyable ingredients. The cast, for instance, rocks it, especially young Aussie actress Jordana Beatty as the title character, a bottle rocket with unruly red hair.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film wants to put on screen the sense of random play and concentrated games that fill a child's world for a few summers. In this it succeeds, but the film does not welcome others who might still retain memories of those NOT bummer summers.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Mosteller might be the movie's real discovery. He twists his lisp and slurry speech around the dialogue in a way that exudes far less attitude than the kids.
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50

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
A mild-mannered kids' comedy that makes for a pleasant-enough time killer.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A film that little kids might find perfectly acceptable. Little, little, little kids. My best guess is, above fourth-grade level, you'd be pushing it.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The lesson is that fun can't be planned, but the film is so airless (think iCarly as a videogame) that there isn't a truly playful moment in it.
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38

Washington Post

With summer comes theaters filled with superheroes, sequels and forgettable family fare. In the last category, we find Judy Moody.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the lead actress, newcomer Jordana Beatty, gives a spunky performance as third-grader Judy, her character's borderline bratty charm wears thin fast. Mostly it's undercut by the movie's irritatingly antic slapstick style.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It looks like an exploding art project - but fails to capture the books' childlike voice and charm.
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37 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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