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Judex (1963)




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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 spared being murdered when his daughter promises to repay everything he has stolen. The film was directed by Georges Franju, one of the founding fathers of the French Film Museum in Paris.

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Channing Pollock
as Judex / Vallieres
Edith Scob
as Jacqueline Favraux
Francine Bergé
as Diana Monti / Marie Verdier
Theo Sarapo
as Morales
Benjamin Boda
as Reglisse
Philippe Mareuil
as Amaury de la Rochefontaine
Rene Genin
as Pierre Kerjean
Ketty France
as Jeanne-Marie Bontemps
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Critic Reviews for Judex

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

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

June 16, 2014 | Rating: 4/5

Nostalgic homage to Louis Feuillade's silent serials.

September 1, 2004

A luminous, haunting adventure.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…

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

December 24, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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

August 3, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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.

July 25, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Judex

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 gadgets. the story is pretty ludicrous but it's faithful to the spirit of the serials in that everyone takes it very seriously. campy as hell

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