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Dredd 3D is remarkably unoriginal and visually rancid. The lack of social satire coupled with the brutal violence makes for a hollow experience.
| Original Score: 3/10
It's action-packed but with forgettable characters and an anti-climactic ending, this Dredd isn't worth your time.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The closest you get to character development is when he smiles, frowns, or utters the occasional one line. That was all the life this film had.
| Original Score: 2/5
All gunplay and no guts ... unless you count the brain matter smeared across most of the film.
The stunningly violent Dredd 3D strips out pretense of satire, a crucial element of the British comic.
| Original Score: C
Say what you want about Stallone's kitschy 1995 turn "Judge Dredd"...but the dude wore the helmet. Karl Urban replaces him in the new "Dredd," and, frankly, the helmet wears Karl.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Audiences who like to see bullets rip through eyeballs and cheeks will undoubtedly be delighted.
| Original Score: C+
If you've always wanted to watch bullets go through someone's face in slow motion, Dredd is for you.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
Despite admirable intentions and assured performances, Dredd 3D suffers from a structurally flawed script that fails to engage and repetitive fight sequences that fail to excite.
Dredd 3D is, at its core, a bloody spectacle and little more.
| Original Score: 2/4
Once you get past Urban's magnificent performance, it doesn't feel much like the Mega-City One we expect.
"Dredd" is a lot of murk and grunt with no inner engine. And the unnecessary 3-D only makes it look muddier.
Every so often there's a suggestion that a police state may actually be a lousy idea, but this thought dies even faster than the disposable characters.
... suitably grimy and relentlessly violent.
My notes are as follows: "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy."
| Original Score: 1/4
Offers occasional toughness and consistent brutality as compensation for anything interesting.
Dreadful, dystopian dirge, filled with graphic, gory, gruesome violence - and little else.
We have seen this future. And not only does it not work - it no longer even surprises.
Enough action to fill multi-movies, but not much else to appeal to audiences.
| Original Score: 5/10