The Judge parents guide

The Judge

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Overall C+

Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr) takes on the toughest court case of his life when he decides to defend his estranged father (Robert Duvall) --who also happens to be a judge -- after the aging man is accused of murder.

Release date October 10, 2014

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D
Substance Use C+

Why is The Judge rated R? The MPAA rated The Judge R for language including some sexual references.

Run Time: 141 minutes

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The Judge
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Judge rated R? The Judge is rated R by the MPAA for language including some sexual references.

Violence: Many scenes depict verbal aggression and characters in conflict. A man is accused of killing a pedestrian with his car, we hear some details of the injuries and see the damaged car. A man deliberately urinates on another man. There is a depiction of slapping.

Sexual Content: Various sexual remarks and innuendo are heard. A man is seen “making out” with a woman in a phone booth. A man and woman begin kissing and embracing passionately. An incestuous relationship is implied. The unknown paternity of a child is discussed.

Language: The sexual expletive is used at least two-dozen times, sometimes in an aggressive or sexual context. Scatological slang, cursing and profanity are frequently hears. Developmental and homosexual slurs are included.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character has dealt with alcoholism in the past. Characters are seen drinking in bars and residences.

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The Judge
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Judge is directed by David Dobkin and stars Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Judge movie is January 27, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Judge
Release Date: 27 January 2015
The Judge releases to home video with the following extras:
- Commentary by David Dobkin
- Inside The Judge
- Getting Deep with Dax Shepard

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