Robert Downey Jr has risen in fame since his excellent portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 movie Chaplin, a role that earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor. He’s most recently been a fan favourite in the Iron Man series of movies and of course The Avengers but now he’s changing his iron suit for a lawyer’s. This new trailer for The Judge has a troupe of Academy award nominees including Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Billy Bob Thornton (Monsters Ball) and Robert Duvall (The Godfather) and looks to be a feel-good film about reuniting a son and father through a crime. It sounds heavy and some of the scenes look to be it but it also contains a lot of rather clichéd soppy images of father (Robert Duval) and son (Robert Downey Jr) going through the usual clash and accept story arc. Perhaps I am just cynical, goodness knows many think I am. That being said I’ll go and see this just because of the stellar cast! Have a look and tell me what you think. The movie opened at the Toronto Film Festival and is opening October 10 overseas (no local dates yet).
A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town’s judge, 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.
Last Updated: September 18, 2014