I get what they’re going for here, I really do. It’s hard not to when you’re pounded over the head again and again; The Judge WILL BE A VERY EMOTIONAL, DRAMATIC MOVIE.
David Dobkins (Friends with Benefits, Wedding Crashers) has sent Robert Downey Jr. (and his excellent co-stars) where no man should go…over the top. He also has to go “back home,” another place that’s always difficult, especially if you left for VERY EMOTIONAL REASONS, like your Dad was super mean and hard on you. But never fear, there is uplifting music thrown in between difficult, possibly murderous Dad (Robert Duvall), the old girlfriend (Vera Farmiga), the earnest brother (Vincent D’Onofrio), and the charges of murder leveled by the tough prosecutor (Billy Bob Thornton). Here, see for yourself:
Listen, whatever happens, you can be sure RDJ is going to act the fuck out of it. So go buy your ticket (*insert powerful music here*), NOW. This film will break your heart and repair your soul starting October 10th.