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Dredd Synopsis
A cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that sells a reality-altering drug.
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NPR

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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83

Entertainment Weekly

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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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80

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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80

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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75

Washington Post

This, finally, is the Dredd movie comic book readers have been anticipating.
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75

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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75

ReelViews

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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63

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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50

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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20

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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Futuristic butt'kick'n fun ol' school style

By zerocrossing
This is by no means a great movie... possibly not even a good movie. However, it is a fun movie. They didn't make the mistake of putting a ton of back story in. It's an hour and a half long, which...

One of the best Comic Adaptations and best action films this year!

By ars198614
This film is a love letter to the comic fans of Judge Dredd and it does so by keeping the character true to his comic roots with no need to give him any B.S humanizing to him. Karl Urban does a...

Amazing

By blackjackjester
Clocking in at the perfect length for a mindless action-fest, Dredd delivers on every gruesome promise, without apologetically trying to explain every detail of it's dystopian future....

I AM THE LAW!

By Movie_Buff_86
Go see it! It was a great movie and i really enjoyed spending two hours watching this flick. I love the whole futurastic theme to it, and it had plenty of high flying action to keep everyone...

Dredd-Must See

By Nemezez
This is what the movie should have been! It sticks to the original graphic novel and takes away any limits, hence the R rating. I'll be seeing it again and buying the DVD!...

Not Dreddful at all!

By solanochpka4993
This movie was action packed and just all around Kick-ass, If you ever saw the original Judge Dredd you know that this movie had to be awesome as well. Which it was! If you ever go to see it bring a...

Great popcorn movie!

By jlisk
This movie doesn't mess around. It provides just enough plot and character development to contextualize the dizzying degree of ultraviolence and is a true spectacle of murderous proportions! Visuals...

Decent Re-Make

By Angel5683
We really enjoyed viewing the movie despite the fact that the plot was pretty predictable. It entertained me for an hour and a half so it did what it was supposed to dol My one complaint, the...

Surprisingly Entertained

By bgernux
I don't normally review films, and had no intention of seeing Dredd in the theater, but after randomly seeing it this weekend I was very impressed. I am a comic book reader, but HAVE NEVER READ Judge...

Dredd in a new light

By vail2073
I've always been a fan of the Judge Dredd Comics and sagas so I was going to see this movie regardless. I was pleasantly surprised that it was much better than I expected. I've seen all the comic...

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Rated R | For Strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content
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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