From the 5 Dollar Bin: The Judge


Release Date: October 10, 2014
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: David Dobkin
Screenwriter: Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shephard, Billy Bob Thornton, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie, Denis O’Hare
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for language including some sexual references)


The Judge was Team Downey’s first Project. I was Impressed.
We all know that RDJ has been through a lot and has basically come back swinging!
The Judge, should make you pick up the phone and mend whatever nonsense there is with your families. Okay, your parents. A couple of tear jerker moments for this movie lover.
Aside from the synopsis, Team Downey’s first project would most certainly be a great success.
RDJ’s portrayal of Hank Palmer – Snide, selfish, narcissistic attorney who goes home for family reasons is impressive. His Tony Stark character comes out…as an attorney, not as an engineering genius, but awesome. People estranged from their families or with a difficult family history would relate (**raises hand**) to the tension that is present in the film (hence my earlier statement).
Robert Duvall, as the Judge. I don’t know what to say. The Judge was written for him. Loved and respected by the community. Enforces sentencing. Small town…it happens.
Vera Farmiga (you know – Norma from the Bates Motel), great supporting actress. I love her carefree attitude in this film. She also seems to bring Hank Palmer to a little bit of reality or a slight travel back memory lane.
Deep down, I really enjoy a legal drama. I literally caught myself saying “come on counselor”…lol.
Billy Bob Thornton was awesome as his role as the attorney for the State. Okay that is all I am giving you.