The Judge (2014)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama


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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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26 November 2014 | freemanpatrick7
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| Not for you if you need a remake, a "reboot" or lots of explosions
But if you want a great story, lots of character development and first rate acting then The Judge is about as good as you'll get this year.

Robert Downey, Jr. has always shown himself to be a top quality actor. His role here as Henry Palmer is no exception. Watching him here you forget about all the high-tech comic book movies he's done. This, I'm sure, is the kind of role actors look for when they have no trouble paying the bills.

Vera Farmiga is very impressive as the love interest. She's both beautiful and talented.

But Vincent D'Onofrio was possibly the most impressive. There's always something just under the surface, whether he's playing a stressed out Marine recruit, an over worked homicide detective, or the big brother who missed his chance at Big League dreams, D'Onofrio may have given the most understated performance of the whole film.

I highly recommend this one if you like quality drama.

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,116,226 12 October 2014

Gross USA:

$47,119,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,419,388

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