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At Theaters: 10/10/2014 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 21 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600317
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This is a courtroom drama aimed at adult moviegoers. Fans of stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall will especially enjoy this serious dramatic showcase for them both. Constant language and adult subject matter may make this too strong for kids, who would not be interested anyhow.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Robert Downey Jr. IRON MAN 3, THE AVENGERS
Robert Duvall JACK REACHER, SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA, GET LOW
Vera Farmiga AT MIDDLETON, THE CONJURING, SAFE HOUSE
Billy Bob Thornton PUSS IN BOOTS, FASTER, EAGLE EYE, MR. WOODCOCK
Director: David Dobkin THE CHANGE-UP, FRED CLAUS, WEDDING CRASHERS
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 29 F-words; 17 S-words; 10 GD's; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Some alcohol.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Falls and pushes.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some comic lines and cute kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Due to its unwillingness to do the heavy lifting necessary to explore true emotions, The Judge provides a lesser telling of this same basic story.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average Dobkin's persistence has paid off in certain ways, mainly because it provides both its leads with an arena in which to occasionally show off their strengths.

USA Today Full Review
Average It's well-acted, with some occasional moments of clever dialogue, but the story is plodding, predictable and tension-free. If the essential premise doesn't work, it doesn't matter what terrific actors are cast.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Good What makes the film more than just a dusty Grisham retread is that the case (as compelling as it is) is merely the backdrop for a more emotionally engaging story about fathers and sons played, like a duet, by two virtuoso actors who give the film not only all they have but probably more than it requires.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 118 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
4
About 50/50
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
53
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
54
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 118 moviegoers:
TEENS: Two males loved it and two felt it was just an "average" movie. Both the ladies loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Three males loved "The Judge" and one rated it "average." The lone female loved it.
ADULTS: GREAT REVIEWS! Both the males and females REALLY ENJOYED "THE JUDGE." Over half indicated that they loved it. Twenty-percent of the males and 10% of the females were slightly disappointed, giving it a review of "average."

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