Dredd (2012)



Critic Consensus: Fueled by bombastic violence and impressive special effects, rooted in self-satire and deadpan humor, Dredd 3D does a remarkable job of capturing its source material's gritty spirit.

Movie Info

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that … More

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Carlos Ezquerra, Alex Garland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2013
Box Office: $13.4M
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as Judge Dredd

as Cassandra Anderson

as Clan Techie

as Control Operator 1

as Passenger

as Hostage

as Chief Judge

as Ma-Ma Bodyguard

as Woman with Child

as Girl in Window

as Girl in Window

as Homeless Man

as Paramedic TJ

as Control Operator

as Slo-Mo Junkie

as Slo-Mo Junkie

as Big Joe

as Big Joe Gang Member

as Judge at Entrance

as Judge at Entrance

as Judge Alvarez

as Judge Chan

as Judge Kaplan
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Critic Reviews for Dredd

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (28)

It's a good deal wittier than expected from a movie that consists mostly of people getting shot in the face.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

There's something to be said for DREDD's not taking itself too seriously, and if you do the same, you'll have a ball watching it.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013

A tremendously entertaining film that consistently pushes the limits of 3D creativity in a way to seem like the images are leaping straight from the comic book panels.

Full Review… | March 22, 2013
Lyles' Movie Files

Dredd is like a gun - not everyone likes them and they're only good for one thing, but they do that one thing really, really well.

Full Review… | March 19, 2013
The Standard

Visually stunning with video game violence, this is Hollywood's answer to The Raid.

Full Review… | March 3, 2013
Concrete Playground

If Hollywood is going to be indicted for making mindlessly violent action films, let them at least be as good as this one.

Full Review… | February 12, 2013

Audience Reviews for Dredd

Unlike Stallone's comic book adaptation this one stays somewhat close to the source material in tone and attitude. Urban works great as the judge who never takes off his helmet and doesn't speak more than he has to. The violence is really graphic but at least pretty inventive. The limited place for the plot of a single skyscraper may have worked for Die Hard, here it feels as if we're seeing the same corridors over and over again. That makes the film somewhat repetitive, but overall you gotta applaud the creators for taking such a grim and "devil may care" route. Maybe a sequel could open up the hidden potential.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Taking more from the original comic than the 1995 adaptation, "Dredd" is simple, bloody, gory, gross, action packed, and thrilling. This new Dredd (Urban) is played as a straw man Clint Eastwood, who is vetting a young psychic (Thirlby) for active duty. Their interplay makes for an interesting team, and adds tension to an already thrilling plot. Lena Headey was an sound choice of villain, and she remains threatening throughout, especially when she calls for violence against her own people. Most of the film is set within the confines of a single housing project in a poverty stricken area of a futuristic world. Designer drugs come into play, there's economic and social disparity, and much of the film shows how big this world is without being explicit in details. It's paced rather well, and there's a lot of potential for a sequel. This truly delivers where other action films are happy to stand on the sidelines.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Keeping the dark, edginess of the original 2000 AD comic this is also a visually impressive piece of sci-fi, with some great use of 3D. The only thing that lets it down is the story is very short with limited scope, it really needs a more epic sequel.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

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