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The Judge

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

  • Beethoven once went five years without composing. Until now, Downey has gone five years without making anything close to a serious movie. The bigger waste of time was Beethoven’s, but talent wasted is talent wasted. This is the type of film Downey should be making. 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

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