I just saw the movie The Judge on HBO. **** Four Stars. Robert Downey Jr. Robert Duvall Vera Farmiga Billy Bob Thornton Vincent D'Onofrio Dax Shepard. Robert Duvall is The Judge and Father of Hank Palmer & Vincent D'Onofrio and there 3rd brother. Hank played by R. Downey Jr. is a lawyer who isn't on the best of terms with his father. The Judge is arrested for a hit & run death, as Hank is leaving. Billy Bob plays the prosecuting DA who is convinced that The Judge committed this act. At the time of the homicide The Judge has lost his wife, and is diagnosed with cancer, which his wife and Hank are the only people who know this. He tells his son not to use this during his defense. The relationships between The Judge his boys, granddaughter moving and complex.
The acting, writing and relationships is outstanding. The courtroom scenes are amongst the best I have ever seen. The ending, as well as the finale, in the trial, will move and touch you. If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it.