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Movie Review: The Judge

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 10/10/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onfrio, Dax Shepard

Rated R for language including some sexual references, Running time 141 minutes, Drama

Compare to: August: Osage County (2013), This is where I Leave You (2014)

It’s getting rarer and rarer to see Robert Downey Jr. in a movie that doesn’t involve him jumping into an Iron Man suit at some point. Between being contractually obligated to make roughly one million appearances as the character would probably tie him up for a bit.

So while the suit doesn’t make an appearance, Downey Jr.’s trademark sardonic wit is ever present as though Tony Stark himself decided to take up law and dealing with daddy issues. Then again, the latter has already happened. Where The Judge succeeds is in it’s cast, and where movie fails is in its length and what seems to be unintentional humor. I still can’t tell. Continue reading