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R| 2 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder.  He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. , Robert Duvall , Vera Farmiga , Billy Bob Thornton , Vincent D'Onofrio , Jeremy Strong , Dax Shepard , Leighton Meester

Director: David Dobkin

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Judge (2014)

Release Date: October 14th, 2014|2 hr. 21 min.

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fan reviews ( 25 )
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  • October 20, 2014 budsmom35
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    I cannot believe these "Critics" reviews. LaSalle was the only one who came close to the review this movie should have received. I was in a theater that was sold out 2 and 1/2 hours not one person left their seat during this movie it was that interesting. Downey, Duvall and Thorntons performances were excellent. Travers "Bilge" get a job you are better suited for. Second rate Pulg get real. Don't listen to these hacks, go and see this movie yourself it is worth it, I would rate it as one of the BEST I have seen in many years.

  • October 20, 2014 edsumlaw
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    What a wonderful movie! The performance by Robert Downey Jr. is nothing short of Oscar quality. Robert Duvall is excellent as well. I am a father with an adult son with similar background and capabilities. The difficulty through the years of knowing when to criticize, when to acknowledge and the potential consequences of these interactions, can be remarkably puzzling. The reviews by the "professional critics" are fascinating. For me, they infer a lack of insight into to the complexity of father-son relationships particularly when both father and son are powerful people in different ways. This is a film to not be missed and deserves 5 stars.

  • October 20, 2014 Steven W. Diffy
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    Probably one of the best movies ever. It actually helped me deal with some issues I did not know I had. From my days of growing up with a silent father. Your children have to hear you say you have done something good. The ending is great!

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