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The Judge

The Judge is a movie starring Kholoud Al-Faqih. A verité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari'a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and...

Running Time
1 hours 16 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Erika Cohn
Actors
Kholoud Al-Faqih
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A verité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari'a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.

Comments about documentary «The Judge» (12)

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Jeremy M.

Let me begin by saying that I am a huge Bruce Willis fan. As a kid, I watched him play various roles in movies, such as "The Rifleman" (1978), "Porky's" (1982), "Red Heat" (1982), and "Gone in Sixty Seconds" (1990), among others. The movie I was most looking forward to was "The Judge." The movie follows Bruce Willis, who plays an aging judge on death row. The judge, played by Bruce Willis, is fed up with the abuse that he is getting at the hands of his guards. So he decides to go on a killing spree. This is the first movie I saw Bruce Willis in. I would say that his acting was good. However, I wasn't a huge fan of his acting. I found his acting to be very childish and a little cheesy at times. The character he played was a little childish, but I can see why it would appeal to young children. I think that Bruce Willis does a good job at playing this character. I do think that this is the first movie that he did that was actually interesting. I would like to say that I am not a huge fan of Bruce Willis. But I did like this movie and I think that it is a good movie to see.

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Louis

First, I'd like to say that I haven't seen many documentaries before. I've been watching a lot of movies and I was so interested in this one that I decided to watch it. I think the subject is very interesting and this movie is not only informative, but also entertaining. In fact, I think this is the best movie I have seen this year. It's very interesting and I think it is a good example of how to do a documentary. As for me, I can't remember a single mistake that I found in the whole movie. I think this is an excellent movie. It's so important to talk about what the judges are doing when they decide on the cases. It's important to be transparent and give a real opinion of what the judges are thinking. I really recommend it. I hope you like it.

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Robert Ross

I have never heard of this movie before but I saw it as a cable show and I was amazed. I thought it was really good. I never knew the story behind the controversy and the trial. I also loved the narration of the story. The judge has to deal with his own family and the problems that he faces as he is an uncle to two of his nephews. It was a fascinating story. I think the ending was the best part of the film. It was kind of touching. I think the message of the film is that people are too busy dealing with their problems that they don't see the bigger picture. I think the message of the film is that there is no one perfect person. It also shows the difference between a judge and a judge. There is a judge that is a good judge and a judge that is a bad judge. The movie shows the judge as a very nice person and a very caring person. The judge is a man of his time and there is no one better than him. I think the movie is a must see for all viewers.

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Gloria

I remember when I was in college and had a good friend who was interested in the American Dream. I remember her and I discussing what it would take to make us "prosperous." We were still discussing it, and I was only making guesses. I always knew that in order to have money, you have to have a family, a girlfriend, and a job. I think that is the reason why the movie is a bit of a letdown. I'm sure if you went to school or did anything remotely similar to this, you'd be happy. But it is just like the 80's; not everyone can have the American Dream. I was expecting the movie to be more about the "I can do it" and "I am not giving up on my dreams" and all of the Hollywood cliches that are too common in this time period. Instead, it was more of a "I am living proof that there are people like you and I". I think this is what I want to know before I start to make a documentary. I don't want to spend years working on something and be done with it. I wanted to know if I would be happy with myself or if I would be satisfied with what I have. I'm not saying that you have to be a millionaire to be happy with your life, but the person that has to work hard to get there. I also felt that the movie didn't focus enough on the aspect of being financially secure. I think it would have been better if they showed how he got to the point where he was able to buy a house. I think he showed that his parents didn't live a luxury lifestyle, but rather he just found himself and his own way. I think it was a great movie. It did make me want to study the American Dream, but it wasn't that deep. I think the movie would be a good one to watch once.

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Marie Grant

I have always loved Bill Clinton's speeches. Now I know why. The story of the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton's time at the helm is told in a frank, informative and entertaining fashion. It's not about the Clintons, it's about the work they do. In a way, this film reminds me of "The Cornerstone" and "Noah" because of the emphasis on charity. It's a must see for anyone interested in history and the foundations of our nation. The acting is excellent, the footage is entertaining, and the message is clear. Enjoy.

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Emily Carpenter

Walking out of the theater, I immediately went to YouTube to look up the words to the movie. I had to watch it twice. I was glad to find that the movie was not only very well-made, but also a very engaging story that is compelling. I was reminded of the book that I read, "The Jury", and I was particularly impressed with the way the movie is set up. In the book, the courtroom scenes are not always consistent. Sometimes the jurors are discussing how the jurors in the room might be swayed by their emotions, and sometimes they are simply talking about the same cases. In the movie, the scenes are not always consistent. The narration is fairly consistent, but the scene transitions are different. I have not read the book, but I think that this movie would be more powerful if it had been set in the same courtroom, and the movie focused on how the jurors had changed. I think the movie would be even better if the jurors had been seated in a different room, because the scenes would have been more interesting.

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Bryan

I remember when I first heard about this film. I had heard that it was going to be something different and not the typical war documentary. I figured that it was going to be boring, but I was wrong. I watched it last night and I loved it. I laughed, I cried, I laughed again and I cried again. It was so much fun to see how this documentary was created. It was very interesting and entertaining. The people who made it really know what they are doing. I don't think that they should have had to hire actors. They really knew how to use their camera and it really worked. I'm glad that they chose to make this movie about veterans. This film is about them and it was made by them. It was very interesting and well done. I also liked how they didn't use special effects. It was a lot more realistic than I thought it would be. They also made it so that they could show the movie in all of it's glory. It was awesome. They did a great job of showing how veterans have to deal with all of the things that veterans have to deal with. They really got me. It was really amazing. This film really was very entertaining. I think that it would be a good documentary for veterans to watch. They really do know what they are talking about. I think that it would be good for them to watch this film. They really know what they are talking about. I recommend this film to anyone. I think that it was a good film. I give it a B+.

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Harry George

The most highly regarded documentary about Judge Roy Bean, based on the books by Michael Burry, is "The Judge", which is a small movie that reveals some of the background of the famous one-time judge who won an Academy Award in 1986 for best director. The film is presented in a documentary style, but there is no music, and it has no narration. In "The Judge", Bean and the young boy who played him, Roy Bean, give a few short talks on his life and the life of his father, Judge Bean Sr. This is probably the best documentary that has been made about Bean. If you are interested in his life, you should watch this film. You will get some information about the judge, who was very active in the early years of the state of Texas. "The Judge" is a documentary film that is recommended to people who want to know more about Roy Bean.

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Jane

This is a great film. It is honest and straightforward in it's approach, and it doesn't mince it in it's portrayal of how race and corruption has affected the lives of people of all races and ethnicities. The only problem I have with it is that the people in this film are not nearly as interesting as I'd like. The only other people that stood out for me were David M. Rosenthal (Ralphie), and his sidekick, Adrian Reymond (Toby). As a whole, this is an interesting and entertaining film, but it is not as engaging as I'd hoped it would be. It has it's moments, but there is just not enough of them. My rating: 7.5/10

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Linda

The first part of this film is a very telling story of the lies that were told by the press and the public about a man accused of a horrific crime. From the beginning the film shows how the public believes that a woman who is not guilty of anything can never be found guilty of a crime, and this is a myth. The second part of the film is a story of a great man who is wrongly accused of a crime, and the effort he had to get his conviction overturned. It is very interesting to see how the people who are trying to get him back are not only people who worked with him, but people who loved him. The film shows the reasons that he lost the case. The story of a man who has lost his family, his job, and everything he had to live for, and he comes back to life. What an amazing story that this film has to tell, and that it will always be told. I recommend it to anyone who has ever been a victim of a crime, or anyone who ever lost a loved one. I think it is the best movie I have ever seen on this subject.

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Emma

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a trailer for The Judge and was quite intrigued, but didn't have high hopes. Not that I have anything against the subject matter - the subject of my favourite movies, The Shawshank Redemption and The Birdcage, are dark, brooding tales of loneliness and despair. But this film was trying to be the same. It was trying to be a huge commercial blockbuster with all the tricks of the trade. I was ready to say, "It can't be done". I was ready to say, "It's not even worthy of the trailer". Well, I was wrong. The film is excellent. It is dark and disturbing, yet you are actually given a very human side to it. It is one of the most human things I have ever seen in a film, and the script is one of the best I have ever seen. There is some incredible, unexpected drama to the story. You see a man who is extremely isolated, and you see him rise to the surface and you see a man who is actually willing to do something about it. I was amazed at how well he did it. The acting is incredible. It is fantastic. I was blown away. I was never even close to liking Ryan Gosling before this film, but now I love him. He is amazing. Every time he is on screen, it is absolutely perfect. Every single character in this film is great, and I can't imagine anyone else doing this film. It is truly one of the greatest films I have ever seen. I don't think it's even possible to get a perfect film out of this one. The fact that this is such a big, successful film should tell you something about how great it is. I have never seen such a good movie. I never thought I could. It is amazing.

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Laura B.

On the one hand, I found it a bit of a bummer to see this documentary while the first documentary, "L.A. Confidential", was so good that I was a little surprised that the second one, "The Big Short", was so low-key. The filmmakers seemed to try to make "The Big Short" a little too edgy and the story at times seemed to be written with the shortness of time in mind. And, to be honest, it's not a great film. It's also not great documentary. But it's still a good documentary that is worth seeing, especially for those who are trying to learn more about the financial crisis of 2008. If you're a regular reader of these things, you know that I am not a big fan of Wall Street. I don't think it was ever a good idea to create these credit markets or allow people to buy and sell securities on the internet or what have you. I think we should have been a little more careful about it. I don't think that the finance industry has ever been completely clean and that's what I found most interesting about "The Big Short". If you want to know more about the financial crisis and you're just curious about it, go see this film. It's worth the price of admission. But, again, it's not great.