The Judge Reviews

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October 17, 2014
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.
October 14, 2014
A charismatic performance from Downey Jr and the growling presence of Duvall make up for a multitude of sins in this big and brash family drama .
October 11, 2014
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.
October 10, 2014
It wants to be many movies, and fails at being even one of them.
October 10, 2014
This is not by any means a bad movie. The script has its bright patches, the setting is picturesque, and the cast is full of actors you'll want to see.
October 10, 2014
An overstuffed, overlong slog of a legal drama. Director David Dobkin coats every clich 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.
March 2, 2019
There are the makings of a good, old-fashioned family drama here, but the film is bogged down by cliché and predictability that permeate the script.
January 30, 2019
Robert Downey Jr. relishes this role, and it shows.
January 25, 2019
A good example of talented actors taking mediocre material and making it passable entertainment.
December 8, 2018
THE JUDGE is nothing more than an overwrought family film with a random appearance by Billy Bob Thornton and a few F-bombs for dramatic effect.
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