Dredd 3D Synopsis
A futuristic law-enforcement officer is caught in a high-stakes drug war with his rookie trainee.

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Dredd works because it's an action flick with wide appeal that takes risks it doesn't need to - in its delightfully off-putting violence...
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Entertainment Weekly

Paul Leonard-Morgan's thumping techno soundtrack is thrilling. And Urban manages to give a credibly wry performance using little more than...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Pitched at the right level to please original fans, but still slick and accessible enough to attract new ones, Dredd 3D feels like a smart...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What's exceptional is the orchestration of color, form, light and dark (lots of dark), 3-D technology and digital effects into a look that...
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Washington Post

This, finally, is the Dredd movie comic book readers have been anticipating.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The themes are also dated. There are times when Dredd 3D feels like an escapist companion piece to "The Day After." But there we go again,...
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By James Berardinelli
If there's a serious disappointment, it's the villain. Ma-Ma, despite being played with over-the-top zest by Lena Headey, isn't a very...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
For sci-fi action fans, it's an instant classic. For everyone else, it's a dark, bloody mess.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Pretty clearly determined to deliver the antidote to Stallone's movie, the filmmakers take their cues from Christopher Nolan's Batman...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The drug that Ma-Ma trafficks in, Slo-Mo, slows its user's brain to 1% of its normal speed. Dredd unfortunately makes you feel as if you,...
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*The Helmet stays on* 8/10

By Nivekian13
If you had high hopes for Stallones Judge Dredd in the 90's and felt let down and kind of hated Rob Shnider (guys character destroyed that movie, obvious stupid studio "suggestion" bullshit). Well,...

Brilliantly Bad Ass

By my_tallest
Finally, a bad-***character who knows to wear functional body armor! Plus Karl Urban scores major points by foregoing the usual actor's need to be seen and makes the world more rich by making his...

A better Dredd.

By alacran79
I may not have read much of the Judge Dredd comics, but I know that movie from the 90's was a travesty, and that this one, may actually have gotten it right. In comparison to the other comic...

Just like the comic!

By RimmeTheClown
If you love Dredd comics, this will make perfect sense to you. If you just like great action, this will make great sense to you. If you are not a fan of either genre, then you may find yourself a...

Dredd done right !!!

By Kurosawa_Forever
The Stalone Dredd was a hollywood B flop and an embarassment to the comic. This time around they get it right. It's a movie worth seeing in 3-D as opposed to a lot of films that come out in 3-D for...

Dredd is Die Hard with a mask

By christopheredwardmos
The movie is great popcorny fun. It's not overly developed, there aren't a whole lot of stakes, but there's tons of violence and booms. You're going to get exactly what you're expecting and not a...


By Tommygh
3 Bags - Dredd3D is a cheeky yarn like BladeRunner with a large blood transfusion, if you're into that kind of thing. Urban is super, and so are Headey as the brutal Ma-Ma and Thirby as the...

Action pack dark thriller

By pramonfigueroa
I like actions movies and especially when it is in a realistic setting. I really enjoyed this dark action packed thriller. The 3-d was awesome, this movie was better than the first one, and I would...

This was supposed to be better than the Sylvester Stallone version?

By rc21839
Okay, maybe it's because I'm not up on the Dredd story to begin with, but I thought this movie was butt and can I get a refund? I can see why my son and I were the only ones in theater for a 7:10pm...

This movie is better than anyone is expecting

By KryptoKid509
It was a year full of summer comic book movies. And there were some action movies out there. But unlike films like Total Recall or Resident Evil: Retribution, Dredd delivers on the action and...

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Rated R | For Language, Some Sexual Content, Strong Bloody Violence and Drug Use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Extreme violence, drugs in intense comic book tale.
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