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The Judge

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David Dobkin

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About the Movie

Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes movies) stars as a successful attorney who returns to his childhood home for his mother's funeral, only to discover that his estranged father (Oscar® winner Robert Duvall) is suspected of murder. Arrogant and conceited, Hank (Downey Jr.) has no choice but to put his life on hold to deal with his stern, newly widowed father -- the town's judge who is accused of deliberately running someone down. Now determined to find the truth, the big city lawyer must reconnect with the family he left behind years ago. Also starring an acclaimed ensemble cast including Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and more.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 186
  • Fresh: 88
  • Rotten: 98
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: I don't expect The Judge to usher in a new era of legal thrillers, but I'm happy to see Downey leave the Marvel universe and Baker Street behind. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Oct 11, 2014

Rotten: An overstuffed, overlong slog of a legal drama. Director David Dobkin coats every cliche with cheap theatrics. Go ahead, see The Judge just for Downey and Duvall. But to cite another recent dud, this is where I leave you. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Oct 10, 2014

Fresh: There are a number of fine reasons to see the courtroom-meets-family melodrama The Judge. As you might suspect, two stand out: actors Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Oct 17, 2014

Rotten: A blue-chip cast struggles with an unwieldy script in The Judge, a hybrid comedy, family-reconciliation story and legal drama. – Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, Oct 10, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie

This is one of the best movies I have seen in years. The movie relies on the actors to tell the story. It does not have car chases, and “blow up “ scenes, This move simply tells a story. We don’t get many movies like this any longer. The actors tell the story, and this is some great acting. Duvall and Downey Jr. work well together. I wish Hollywood would make more movies like this. Just buy the movie, sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Rotten Tomatoes' rating is Rotten

47% is a joke! It's not perfect, but this movie was very funny, touching and thought provoking. It's one of Robert Downey Jr's best performances.

Best Film * Worth the Wath

Why would it get 47%? Because they are all idiots. This is a good film. Saw it in theatres and downloaded it to keep so the rest of the family can enjoy. Watch it, laugh & smile & I dare you not to have any regrets in your own life while watching.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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