Warner Bros., Big Kid Pictures, Team Downey,

Robert Downey Jr., Leighton Meester, Dax Shepard, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton

Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a very successful lawyer from the city, but when his Mom passes away, he has to head home for the funeral. But Hank and his father Joseph (Robert Duvall) who is a small town, but highly respected judge. Hank and Joseph don’t get along at all, mostly due to his father disagreeing with all of his life’s decisions. But when his father is arrested for first degree murder, Hank wants to defend him, but Joseph wants the town’s part time lawyer to defend him.

This was a very good story that really touches your heart. Robert Downey Jr. plays his part perfectly. He’s very good as the son who feels his father never had an respect or appreciation for him, and Robert Duvall is perfect as the crotchety old Judge who is all high and mighty and not very subtle in his distaste for his middle son. This captures the difference between life in the city and life in the country very well, the story is very interesting and there is a great deal of drama and suspense in trying to get to the root of the incident. It’s very well filmed, and the story is quite well defined. I must admit the casting was done very well, and the other characters, especially Hank’s older brother who is tending the youngest brother who is developmentally challenged. I really enjoyed this film, and I can highly recommend it as a touching family drama.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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    Ed's Review Dot Com » Movie Review – Wild Horses (2015) {R} said

    February 3 2016 @ 11:06 am

    […] white, but all shades of gray in-between. This reminds me of Duvall’s film from 2014, “The Judge” as Duvall plays a very similar character. This kind of crotchety old man is right in his […]

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