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The Judge

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David Dobkin


Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Duvall
Vera Farmiga


2014 Warner Brothers

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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.

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Why Is The Judge Rated R?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Judge...

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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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Coarse and Sexual Language.
AB 14A Coarse Language.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Language May Offend.
ON 14A Coarse Language.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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