Indyfreak - wrote on 03/15/15
If there is one positive thing that no one can take away from this movie, it's the casting and how much it pays off. If it did not work, the by-the-numbers plot taken from so many other courtroom drama films would be so painful. Instead, 'The Judge' is quite entertaining and sometimes even moving. It's one of those movies that calculates the exact moment to tug at your emotions and odds are, it might just work. I recognized many of these instances. Did it work on me? Sometimes but not every time. Otherwise this might be a four star review and also if it worked on me all the time in other situations, I might actually be considered viable boyfriend material (ribshot).