Downey, Duvall overrule unimaginative ‘Judge’

October 8, 2014 9:31 PM

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If it weren’t for the presence of Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in “The Judge,” David Dobkin’s movie would likely get laughed out of theaters. (It’s not a comedy.)

The film is saddled with a cliche-riddled script, written by Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, from a story by Dobkin and Schenk. Any references you can think of in an estranged father-son drama are present here, and they aren’t presented with any particular spark of imagination.

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