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 sessions.
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 murder.
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!