The Judge

Genre:  Documentary, Drama
Running Time:  141 min.
Release Date: October 10, 2014
DVD: January 27, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.46
based on 144 votes and 52 reviews
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Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz


Successful big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) reluctantly returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral, even though he's been estranged from his father (Robert Duvall), esteemed Judge Joseph Palmer, for years. Following the funeral, he discovers his father is suspected of murdering a former defendant whom he failed to convict, and who went on to commit a horrific crime.

Despite his father's initial rejection when Hank offers to help with his defense, Hank sets out to discover the truth. Along the way, he discovers why his father never seemed to be happy with him in his younger years and what it was that drove them apart.

Director: David Dobkin
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Susan Downey, David Gambino, David Dobkin
Screenplay: Bill Dubuque
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  • 5 stars "one of the best movie this year!"
  • 5 stars "This is superb! The BEST pair of actors EVERY made by GOD himself. The Roberts on one doesn't get any better than that. Even though the story is sad, ends sad & is soooo very true with regards to Father & son relationships it still holds a good note...way to go! LOVE ALWAYS JOANNIE :):):)"
  • 5 stars "Wonderful movie, has to top as one of my old time favorites! Acting was excellent, very moving, wonderful story line! Would pay to see it again!"