The Judge (2014)
First screened in February 2014
Director: David Dobkin. Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, Dax Shepard, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, Grace Zabriskie, Denis O'Hare. Screenplay: Gillian Flynn (based on her novel).

Twitter Capsule: Only unifying elements: literalism and bad taste. Demands harsh scrutiny of everybody's choices, including the viewer's.

VOR:   What's to say that hasn't been said? Why say anything at all? This would have looked anachronistic and TNT-ready a decade ago, if not two or three. Expensive, unfocused, embarrassing.

Photo © 2014 Warner Bros/Village Roadshow

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall

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