The writer of the previous and heavily panned Hellraiser: Revelations, Gary J. Tunnicliffe, he returns to pen this new movie but this time he also directs and stars in it. Amusingly, his character in the movie steals the show with some clever, witty dialogue and has an infectious voice. I felt that Paul T. Taylor did a commendable job with his performance as Pinhead and for people who don't ride Doug Bradley's jock, they too should be happy enough with him.
There are a couple of questionable effects in the movie but despite that, I feel that the movie has overachieved with its limited budget in terms of how the movie is represented visually. There are some interesting new characters and the plot in this one is serviceable enough. It's funny how Heather Langenkamp gets top billing in this movie, I only recall her being in the movie for less than 10 seconds with maybe one line. This was quite clearly name-dropping for the sake of marketing the movie.
Hellraiser: Judgment surely isn't going to win over fans who are going into it with the expectations of something that can rival the first two movies, but I feel that this movie competes well against many of the other movies in the franchise.