The Judge is a movie that will keep you hooked to the screen. The drama has unexpectedly come from a director David Dobkin, who is best known for his hit comedy movies like Wedding Crashers and The Change-Up.
The Judge also shows a different role played by none other than
the Marvel's star, Robert Downey Jr. The Judge is an
American drama which evolves around the court and its
Robert Downey Jr. plays Hank Palmer, a workaholic and famous
defense attorney in Chicago who bends the laws and twists the case
in such a way that it helps his rich and guilty clients win the
case. In one of the scenes, Hank Palmer says, "Innocent people
can't afford me."
A brief about his failing married life is also shown in the
beginning. One day Palm gets a call from his hometown and is
informed about the death of his mother. Leaving his cases, Palm
returns to his hometown ( Carlinville, Indiana) for his mother's
funeral only to discover that his estranged father Judge Joseph
Palmer (played by Robert Duvall), is suspected of
The movie is emotional when Robert enters his hometown after
years. It also shows that he doesn't have a good bond with his dad
who is a Judge. When Palm comes to know about the hit-and-run case
where his father is suspected, he takes over the case and fights
for his father.
The movie is a brilliant watch where secrets are revealed. Downey Jr. and Duvall have played brilliantly without dominating the screen all alone. Both of them have played so well that we can't pick which one won our hearts!