One More Trailer for Robert Downey Jr.'s Family Drama 'The Judge'

September 17, 2014
Source: Warner Bros.

The Judge

"You're just a boy from Indiana who's gonna do whatever he has to do to pretend that's not true." Following mixed reviews out of TIFF earlier this month, the family drama from Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin likely won't have any problems pulling in the older demographic when it hits theaters next month. Even the younger folks who know Robert Downey Jr. from Iron Man might check this one out, no matter how melodramatic it may seem. This latest trailer is the best one yet, but it still feels far too in your face with the drama, even if the performances look to be pretty great. It just lacks any subtlety. Watch it?

Here's the latest US trailer for David Dobkin's The Judge from Warner Bros. Pictures:

Watch two more international trailers for this fall's The Judge right here.

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 - 4 Comments


Looks surprisingly Hallmark-y considering the acting pedigree involved...and that hokey song has gotta go.

cuckoozey on Sep 17, 2014


I was just thinking this. Still looks extremely well acted.

DAVIDPD on Sep 17, 2014


I'll check it out.

DAVIDPD on Sep 17, 2014


Looks almost Oscar-baity; the poppy indie song doesn't cut it for me and the dialogue seems to think it's much wittier than it is. Still, the cinematography looks fantastic, the cast is great, and the performances will certainly be solid. I also enjoy seeing Downey Jr in a more serious role. I guess I'll wait to see some reviews on whether the story and script are good in order to consider if I'll see it.

Terry Craig on Sep 17, 2014

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