Written September 22, 2012
This is the most disgusting movie I've ever seen. I don't like this kind of movies. It's extremely bloody, violent, and disgusting. The only reason I wanted to watch this is because I want to see its beautiful slow motion effects, but these effects just used at the wrong places, well for me. I couldn't stand to watch people's eyes and guts being blown out in slow motions, so I left without seeing half the movie. But if you can stand these kind of bloody scenes. This is a great and "beautiful" movie for you. But for me, it's a NO movie.
Written August 24, 2016
I thought it was going to be a high res version of some sci-fi channel crap, but I was blown away! It wasn't cheesy, it's wasn't bland, or too brainless killing-ish. It was solid, the characters were good, the plot held water, and the action was superb.
I honest thought this would royally suck, but was very very happily surprised!
Written September 26, 2012
Compared to the 1995 film, this one takes the cake. Do not be mislead by the trailer, this movie is a silent hit. I have a feeling this film will be a cult classic for 2012. Great performances by Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. The movie focuses on both characters in great detail and the movie commits truely toward the orginal 2000 AD comics. Though the movie does not include as much satire from the comic it is nothing like it's predcessor where it was flashy and campy. This movie is just nails it! I highly recommend fans and non fans to watch this movie, the 3D is totally worth the trip, even though I am not a fan and it is costly. This movie makes it totally worth it. Watch it! It's the LAW!
Written January 22, 2013
Finally decided to give DREDD a watch and I have to say, this movie surprised me. It was like watching the comic come to life. The plot was solid, the action and violence were gratuitous, this was an overall excellent movie. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Written October 05, 2012
Dredd was the complete package from ultra violence (see Terminator, Robocop, etc) and cheesy one liners. Be warned, there are some extremely graphic imagery, most of it is hyper stylized to fit the comic book movie style guide, but a bloodbath nonetheless. The premise is simple, and you get what you know you'll see, nothing more, nothing less. They knew the film they were making and, as it is not a "hollywood" film (made outside of the country and Lionsgate brought it to the States), the filmmakers didn't try to make it anymore than it needed to be. If you are one who things that action movies today are tame compared to those of yesteryear, you must take it upon yourself to see Dredd. Go see it (we saw it 2D), enjoy the splatter, have your stomach turn sour, and laugh at the absurdity of it all.