Robert Downey Jr. Defends Your Honor in Two New 'The Judge' Trailers

September 11, 2014

The Judge

After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, there haven't been many rave reviews of David Dobkin's dramatic effort The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. It sounds like the film decided to forgo subtlety in favor of melodrama that would have fared better two decades ago. Now two new international trailers show off much more than we saw in the first US trailer for the film, and the visual palette alone is already enough to make me feel weird. It just looks and feels so artificial, almost like a soap opera with a budget. Maybe the performances make it better though. Watch!

Here are two international trailers for David Dobkin's The Judge from Digital Spy and Apple:

The Judge is directed by David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Fred Claus, Wedding Crashers) and writte by Bill Dubuque (of upcoming projects like The Accountant and The Headhunter's Calling). Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Oscar winner Robert 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. Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Up in the Air) also stars in the film. Warner Bros will release The Judge starting on October 10th this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


Something is amiss, although I think visually it's not that bad....

CShane on Sep 11, 2014


Willie Nelsons cover is amazing.

Xerxexx on Sep 11, 2014


Duvall and Downey Jr.? This will be fantastic.

DAVIDPD on Sep 11, 2014


it does look a little like a cliche...

shiboleth on Sep 11, 2014


elizabethtown in a court room. blah

jonnyb61 on Sep 11, 2014


I want this to be good and I really wanna love it since I haven't seen a good courtroom drama in a while. But they did lay it on a bit thick with the inspirational grief and what not.

Jonathan on Sep 11, 2014


I don't get the hate for this movie. I think it looks great, especially after this second trailer (the first one was a bit sappy). I guess I'll find out when I watch it.

AG99 on Sep 12, 2014


too many great actors not to see it. though I dislike courtroom dramas in general

ColtNoir on Sep 12, 2014

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