Not pictured: Judge Dredd.
  • Not pictured: Judge Dredd.

The Judge is interminably long, but I suppose that's what happens when a film has a multifaceted murder trial and an involved family drama filled with pathos; it can be a grind on the ol' stopwatch. Good thing Robert Downey Jr. is there as a hot-shot lawyer to ooze charm and charisma all over the procedural proceedings, while Robert Duvall, as his father and the titular judge, does his part to grump about a small Indiana courtroom, and Vera Farmiga is effervescent as Downey's high school flame…