The Judge

Lists: Drama, Legal battle

Brief Synopsis: "A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder."

Overall Ranking: 2341 (Rank from 2014: # 138)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 35.71%
Stale 7.14%
Burnt 7.14%


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Dave Examines Movies83(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
David Baruffi80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch76 - It'd be a lot better if everything outside of the legal drama aspect of the story didn't feel so generic.
Citizen Charlie70(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine65.6 - If you follow me at all, you know that I just think Robert Downey, Jr. is an adorable, charming, intelligent, funny, irreverent, satirical, sexy, talented, reformed screw up, who's a bit full of himself, all which adds to the package. I can't say I've seen every single one of his movies, but I do adore him. Yet, I can assure you my assessment of his latest movie, The Judge, has not been biased by my long standing crush.
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Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
FilmHamster61(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown61 - Boasting a nearly two and a half hour runtime and never diverging from the legal drama playbook, the film is one long reminder that there's always a dud in the awards season.
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Dan O'Neill55(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies43(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman35 - A total mess, despite good performances from Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr.
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Minnesota Man20 - Jury says...this one stinks.
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People Involved

  • Robert Downey Jr. (Hank Palmer)
  • Leighton Meester (Carla)
  • Vera Farmiga ()
  • Vincent DOnofrio ()
  • David Krumholtz ()
  • Emma Tremblay (Lauren)
  • Robert Duvall ()
  • Billy Bob Thornton ()
  • David Dobkin (Director)