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action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy

Judge Dredddiscovers that taking down Ma-Ma isnt as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.

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Rotten: Even if the similarity to The Raid: Redemption is pure coincidence, Dredd 3D suffers greatly by comparison, as it fails to muster even half of the thrills of its predecessor.

- Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fresh: A wickedly dark comic streak breaks up the vivid violence and relentless bleakness of "Dredd 3D."

- Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fresh: While not for the squeamish, Dredd 3D is an effectively gritty B movie accentuated by stylish visuals and irreverent humor.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, September 21, 2012

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Dredd is a gory, violent, and gritty B-movie that offers nothing new, but does everything well enough that it is still enjoyable, especially on a visceral level. Karl Urban makes for an awesome Judge Dredd, even if he doesn't have to do much other than shoot a bunch of bad guys and say some witty one-liners along the way. The story is simple, and Lena Headey's main villain is not the least bit on the same level as Dredd, but there's some fun action sequences. They overdo it a bit with the slow-motion (even though it is technically part of the story since a drug makes people feel like the world around them is moving at 1% its actual speed) and try to make it cooler than it actually is. We understand what the drug does, you don't need to show us every time someone takes it. Other than these few quibbles, Dredd is a no holds-barred and very entertaining 90 minutes well worth it if you can stomach the gore and violence.

- jlewis07, Wednesday, January 16, 2013

3 stars

I really wish I could have seen this in 3D and in the theaters. It's a very stylized movie and through its visuals it tells most of its story. The plot, characters, and performances are bland and forgettable for the most part, but where this movie succeeds is in the distorted yellowed architecture and design. You'll want to watch this movie again and again for how disturbingly beautiful the world of Dredd looks. The movie gets a free pass from me because of the impressive handling of violence and special effects.

- aSpaceCowboy, Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2 stars

"Dredd" was a pleasant surprise. The plot is a rip off of "Raid: Redemption," but I still loved every second of it. Travis directs a fast-paced, fun action movie, which doesn't require much thinking on the part of the viewer. You know what you're getting with this one. Grade: C

- fb840810656, Monday, February 25, 2013