This movie could have been entitled, The Grudge. When loss and tragedy reunite a father and son who have been estranged for years, a deep family rift and secrets unleash a torrent of long-festering resentment and nastiness.
Robert Duval, as the judge, epitomizes a hard-hearted, proud old patriarch — gruff, ferociously principled and well respected.
Robert Downey, Jr., as his son, Hank, embodies the legacy of his father. A cold-hearted, amoral, formidable defense attorney whose glib and biting recriminations cut to the core, he longs for his father’s approval and reconciliation. [Read more…]