Judex (1963)

This silent era styled crime drama finds Judex (Channing Pollock) as a former crook set out to right the wrongs of his past. He locates a crooked banker who has swindled people and sent innocent victims to prison. The felonious financier is… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: December 4, 1963
DVD Release Date: June 16, 2014
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Nostalgic homage to Louis Feuillade's silent serials.

Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

In shaving off 210 minutes or so, Franju eliminates all the backstory along with any concern for motivation or logic.

Full review…
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Judex's pacing is syrupy and its tone hazy, like a halting, half-remembered dream of a movie that may have never existed.

Full review…
Penelope Houston
The Spectator

A luminous, haunting adventure.

Full review…
Eric Melin

Franju's lack of serious coaching in the acting department shows how little he cared for things like motivation and subtlety. Instead he gets his kicks fashioning surreal set pieces that transcend the melodrama that the plot seems designed to support.

Full review…
Anton Bitel
Film International

As a hero, Judex may cut a somewhat dull figure once his true face has been revealed, but Franju has set him within a haunting shadow-world where vengeance is too strange to be sweet.

Full review…
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an entirely ineffective curiosity that's best left forgotten.

Full review…
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a lot of fun, especially for discerning cinephiles who know their film history

Full review…
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pays homage to Feuillade.

Full review…
More reviews for Judex

Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
has a lot of fun with feuillade's silent serial hero judex who is like the french batman. wears disguises, lives in an awesome secret lair, uses many… More