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The Judge

Release Date: October 14th, 2014

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.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • How did talent like this conspire to pump out such bilge? I mean, really. show more

  • Sure, there's a witty reference to another, vastly more momentous legal drama (To Kill a Mockingbird, Robert Duvall's film debut). And yes, Farmiga gets to call out Downey, and stay in character, for "that hyper-verbal vocabulary vomit thing that you do." Small pleasures, in a bigger mess. show more

  • The Judge is well served by intense performances from stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, but is undercut by obvious note-hitting in the writing and a deliberate pace that drags things out about twenty minutes past their due date. show more

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