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Watch: Robert Downey Jr. Passion Project 'The Judge' Gets New Trailer

18 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In the serious drama far from his usual franchise fare, Downey Jr. plays a big-shot NY lawyer who has to defend his own father, who's been accused of murdering his mother. Co-executive produced by Downey Jr. and directed by David Dobkin, "The Judge" fell flat with critics upon its Toronto world premiere despite the leading man's strong dramatic performance. But in terms of social media, it was the buzziest film of the fest. (Our Tiff review is here.) Warner Bros. releases the film theatrically on October 10 and in a sign of the times had Downey Jr. debut this second trailer, below, on his Twitter and Facebook. Venerable costars include Oscar contender Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio and Leighton Meester. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Robert Downey Jr. lays down some big city justice in newest 'Judge' trailer

20 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Judge" is back in court for another trailer. Oscar vets Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall star in this family drama about a slick, big city lawyer returning to his hometown to defend his father -- a renowned local judge -- in a murder case. The latest trailer doesn't do much to dispel the idea that "The Judge" is Grade A Hollywood cheese, pairing uplifting, soft-lit images with an inspirational pop anthem cranked up to 11. It also gives viewers a better look at co-stars Vera Farmiga (as the small town beauty) and Billy Bob Thornton, who looks to be enjoying his turn as a sharp-tongued prosecutor. So far, the critical reception has been somewhat mixed to say the least; HitFix's own Drew McWeeny calls it "risible Hollywood dreck" that "goes from pedestrian to painful to unintentionally funny before finally petering out somewhere around interminable." However, it may just be »

- Dave Lewis

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Robert Downey Jr. Has Father Issues in New The Judge Trailer

20 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Bros. has released a new The Judge trailer for director David Dobkin’s upcoming drama, and it goes rather heavy on the sentimentality.  Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder.  Reviews out of the film’s Tiff premiere weren’t great and this trailer lays on the schmaltz pretty hard, but Downey Jr. still manages to be engaging.  I was also somewhat surprised to find out that Steven Spielberg’s longtime collaborator Janusz Kaminski was the cinematographer on the pic, marking another rare foray outside of his Spielberg partnership. Watch the new The Judge trailer after the jump.  The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax ShepardLeighton MeesterKen HowardDavid KrumholtzBalthazar Getty, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: New Trailer For The 'The Judge' With Robert Downey Jr. Steps Into The Great Cathedral Of Justice

20 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

He won't have his buddies in The Avengers by his side, or CGI spectacle to carry him, so for the upcoming dramedy "The Judge," Robert Downey Jr. will have to rely on his quick wit, and the kind of acting chops we don't see from the actor when he's out saving the world. Instead, he'll have to save Robert Duvall. A new trailer has dropped for the Tiff Opening Film, and it mostly avoids the funny stuff in order to focus on the uplifting and rousing moments instead. Co-starring Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Leighton Meester, the movie tells the story of a slick, big city defense lawyer with daddy issues, who returns to his hometown to defend that aforementioned parent from a murder charge. Cue feelings! Cue indie rock songs! Cue emotions! Yes, this is pretty manipulative, old school stuff. "The Judge" opens on October 10th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tiff 2014: The Judge review

15 September 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Judge, a court room whodunnit spliced with a generational family drama, is the sort of straight down the middle-of-the-road, sentimental twaddle that Hollywood turns out effortlessly, cheerfully foregoing anything resembling originality or sincere emotional resonance.

Robert Downey Jr. is Chicago attorney Hank Palmer, who makes a tidy living successfully defending wealthy clients against all manner of charges from assault to fraud. Palmer was raised in a small town in Indiana, and after receiving news of his mother’s death he hurriedly returns home, where it’s clear that the relationship between Hank and his father Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall) is very strained. Hank intends to leave on the first flight back to Chicago the morning after his mother’s funeral.

On the cusp of Hank’s departure, the police question his father about the hit and run death of a man the judge sent to prison for 20 years. »

- Ian Gilchrist

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The Judge review: Downey Jr plays it safe - Toronto Film Festival 2014

15 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: David Dobkin; Screenwriter: Nick Schenk; Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onforio; Running time: 141 mins; Certificate: R

It's a struggle to muster up any real opinions about The Judge, Robert Downey Jr's family drama in which he gets to act opposite the great Robert Duvall. There isn't much to say other than Downey Jr sure is charming - so charming, it seems, that entire movies are built up around his charisma, with little to no foundation to speak of. Such is the case here, where no amount of Downey swag can distract from the fact that this is film is just 'okay', wearingly predictable despite the potential for so much more.

Downey Jr, so skilled at playing smug, wise-cracking cynics with hearts of gold, plays yet another variation of the type: big-city lawyer Hank Palmer, forced to return to his small hometown after years of »

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Tiff 2014 Review – The Judge (2014)

13 September 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Judge, 2014.

Directed by David Dobkin.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, and Billy Bob Thornton.

 

Synopsis:

A big-city lawyer returns home when his estranged father, a small-town judge, is accused of murder.

An unscrupulous attorney returns to his home town for the funeral of his mother where there is a lot of family hostility towards him; his planned escape is interrupted when his father is arrested for the murder of a recently released convict which he is known to have despised.  A slow-witted brother documents everything by carrying around a film camera while the overweight sibling had his professional baseball career ended when he was involved in a car accident with the lawyer.  There is also a high school sweetheart who is a single mother and successful local entrepreneur.

When it comes to the cast there is a lot of »

- Trevor Hogg

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Fight For Your Honour In New Trailer For Robert Downey Jr.’s The Judge

12 September 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Stepping back from the bombastic action of the ever-expanding McU, Robert Downey Jr.’s upcoming appearance in David Dobkin’s The Judge is drawing a lot of attention coming out of Toronto. For long-term fans of the charismatic actor, it marks a return to the low-key and cunning roles found in films such as Two Guys and a Girl along with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and is a welcome tonic to the adventures of Tony Stark.

And, as the film gears up for its international release on October 10th, the studio has unveiled the courtroom drama’s second trailer.

For The Judge, Downey Jr. plays a hotshot defense attorney called Hank Palmer who, after returning to his hometown for his mother’s funeral, is given the opportunity to rekindle his relationship with his father — played here by Robert Duvall. Naturally, that familial bond is put to the test when his »

- Michael Briers

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New Trailer for Robert Downey Jr's The Judge

12 September 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a new, international trailer for Robert Downey Jr's upcoming "The Judge" drama, co-starring Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga. Downey commented on the movie, stating: "This is the kind of movie I grew up wanting to make. Only took 49 years. Enjoy." Check out the trailer below. Plot: Hank Palmer (Downey) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. The new movie is directed by David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Fred Claus, Wedding Crashers) and is set to hit theaters on October 10th. Trailer: »

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'The Judge' International Trailer Starring Robert Downey Jr.

11 September 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director David Dobkin, known for lighthearted comedies The Change-Up and Fred Claus, shows his more serious side with the upcoming awards-season drama The Judge. Robert Downey Jr. stars as a hotshot lawyer who returns to his hometown only to discover that his father (Robert Duvall) is suspected of murder. His dad also happens to be the town's Judge.

Watch the latest footage from this thriller, which co-stars Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax Shepard and Billy Bob Thornton.

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.

The Judge: Posters

The Judge comes to theaters October 10th, 2014 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sarah Lancaster, Dax Shepard, David Krumholtz, Billy Bob Thornton. The film is directed by David Dobkin. »

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New Trailer for The Judge Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall

11 September 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Reviews have been mixed since it premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, but the following trailer which has been released today for The Judge may just go some way in helping you decide whether or not the movie (which is no longer considered a serious Oscar contender) is worth watching!

The Judge is an upcoming thriller and family drama which sees Iron Man and Avengers Assemble star Robert Downey Jr. as a successful defence attorney who ends up battling it out with Fargo’s Billy Bob Thornton (in the courtroom) after he reluctantly returns home for his mother’s funeral.

It’s then that he discovers that his estranged father (The Godfather’s Robert Duvall), the town’s judge who now suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder and is set to stand trial for the crime.

David Dobkin is directing the movie which marks the first project »

- Josh Wilding

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New Trailer for 'The Judge'

11 September 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A new trailer has been released for the legal dramedy "The Judge," starring Robert Downey Jr.Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Melissa Leo, Billy Bob Thornton, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

The film is directed by David Dobkin from a screenplay written by Nick Schenk, and Bill Dubuque.

Have a look at the new trailer by using the player below.

"The Judge" will hit theaters on October 10, 2014.

Source: Digital Spy »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New Trailer for The Judge Amplifies the Drama, Puts Robert Downey Jr. in Crisis

11 September 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) upcoming thriller/family drama The Judge.  Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder.  This new look at the film has a decidedly more emo, awards-baiting, tone than the first trailer.  I'm curious to see the film myself, as I can sit through a bad movie just for a good Downey Jr. performance, but the early word out of Tiff has not been kind (I suspect that we'll have our own review of this one up soon). Hit the jump to check out the new trailer for The Judge.  The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy StrongBilly Bob ThorntonDax ShepardLeighton MeesterKen Howard, »

- Evan Dickson

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Robert Downey Jr searches for the truth in The Judge trailer

11 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The full trailer for The Judge has been released.

Robert Downey Jr stars in the David Dobkin-directed drama as a hotshot lawyer who returns to his small-town childhood home after his estranged father (Robert Duvall) becomes suspected of murder.

During his search for the truth, he begins to reconnect with the family he left behind.

Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Melissa Leo and Leighton Meester are among the supporting cast. The screenplay is by Gran Torino scribe Nick Schenk and first-time writer Bill Dubuque.

The film opened this year's Toronto Film Festival last Friday (September 5).

The Judge is released in the UK on October 17. »

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The Judge Review [Tiff 2014]

6 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It is appropriate that Robert Downey Jr. burst back onto the A-list by playing a superhero, as the actor’s cunning wit and dry charisma has single-handedly saved or repaired a variety of average films. Efforts like Two Girls and a Guy, The Soloist, Tropic Thunder and his Iron Man installments needed Downey’s caustic touch to be memorable trips to the cinema. Now, the actor is back in top-tier form, taking the mawkish, Grisham-lite drama The Judge and doing everything he can to infuse the story with sheer entertainment. He avenges a mediocre script and uneven storytelling with not only flair, but also deep sincerity.

In this earnest return to drama for Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin, Downey plays Hank Palmer, a hotshot defense attorney who only books expensive clients – “Innocent people can’t afford me,” he snipes at a prosecutor – but cannot book the time to talk with his grade-school-age daughter. »

- Jordan Adler

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Tiff 2014: Holding court with the cast of The Judge

6 September 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Toronto International Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the world premiere of The Judge which kicked off the festival on Thursday. The all-star ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Dax Shepard were in Toronto to celebrate their new drama.

When big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey Jr.) returns to his hometown when his estranged father, a small town judge (Duvall), is accused of murdering Hank’s mother.

The courtroom-meets-family drama is directed by an unlikely candidate, David Dobkin, the man behind the comedies Wedding Crasher, Shanghai Knights, and The Change-Up.

We sat down with the cast of the film to talk legacy, family, and the essence that is Rdj.

Watch our interview with Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Dax Shepard, David Dobkin and producer Susan Downey  now: »

- Rachel West

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Five reasons why we love Robert Downey, Jr.

5 September 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Robert Downey, Jr. held court at the Toronto International Film Festival last night with the world premiere of his upcoming drama with Robert Duvall and Vera FarmigaThe Judge. Recent inductees of the Rdj fan club may be a little unsure about the actor's return to drama, but Downey's not always all super-powered robots and blockbuster action.

From his Brat Pack beginnings to his indiscretions and eventual return to box office gold, Robert Downey, Jr. has basically confirmed he's as versatile and charismatic as his Avengers alter ego, Tony Stark.

Check out the five top reasons why we love Robert Downey, Jr. in our first installment of our "Five Reasons We Love" YouTube series! »

- Sasha James

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Toronto Buzz: 'The Judge' Premieres, Plus What's Up with David Cronenberg's Crazy Hollywood Movie?

5 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

    #454643262 / gettyimages.com The Scene Pictured above: The Judge opens up the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. From left to right: Actor Dax Shepard, writer-director David Dobkin, actor Robert Duvall, producer Susan Downey, actors Robert Downey Jr., Emma Tremblay, Vera Farmiga, Jeremy Strong and Vincent D'Onofrio. Pictured below: The somewhat exotic food concessions at the Scotiabank theater here in downtown Toronto. Risotto balls? Yes please!     What Critics Are Saying About... The Judge (in theaters October 10) In The Judge, Robert Downey Jr. stars as a hotshot lawyer who returns to his hometown where his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge, as been accused of murder. Buzz on the ground at Toronto...

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Toronto: ‘The Judge’ Opens Fest, Now Awaits Academy’s Verdict

5 September 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival got underway on Thursday night with the world premiere of Warner Bros.’ The Judge at Roy Thomson Hall. David Dobkin‘s drama stars Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall as a son and father who have never really gotten along, but who begin to bond when the son, a hotshot lawyer, begins representing the father, who is facing murder charges for allegedly killing a man with his car and then fleeing the scene. The film, which will be released nationwide on Oct. 10, received a warm ovation that became a standing ovation when a spotlight was shined on the film’s principal talent — amongst whom are also Vera Farmiga and Vincent D’Onofrio — as the credits rolled.

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- Anjelica Oswald

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Tiff opening night: 'The Judge' ups the star power of the fest

5 September 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Robert Downey Jr. certainly upped the star power of the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday with the world premiere of The Judge, the father-son relationship drama he stars in opposite Robert Duvall.

While the annual Canadian confab often draws major Hollywood talent looking for audience love, until recently the festival previously dedicated its opening night to Canadian films. That changed two years ago when Sony Pictures opened the Joseph Gordon-Levitt-starring Looper, followed in 2013 by the world premiere of the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate.

The increased star power seems to align with Toronto’s new »

- Nicole Sperling

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