Dredd

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Dredd Reviews

Claudia Puig
USA Today
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While not for the squeamish, Dredd 3D is an effectively gritty B movie accentuated by stylish visuals and irreverent humor.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 21, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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We have seen this future. And not only does it not work - it no longer even surprises.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2012
Frank Lovece
Newsday
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Proves a surprisingly unimaginative cops vs. drug lord story, complete with the weathered veteran forced to take a rookie under his wing.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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My notes are as follows: "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy."

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

September 21, 2012
Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
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This, finally, is the Dredd movie comic book readers have been anticipating.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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Smartly cast and with a sharp team behind the scenes, there is no good reason why "Dredd 3D" is such a clunk-headed action picture.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 20, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 20, 2012
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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For sci-fi action fans, it's an instant classic.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 20, 2012
Joel Arnold
NPR
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It's savage, beautiful and loads of fun.

Full Review Source: NPR

September 20, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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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 amounts to a vision.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

September 20, 2012
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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In a generic way, the environment works. But it drains the material of what should be most unique about it, and leaves Urban twisting despite a tightly coiled performance.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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"Dredd" is a lot of murk and grunt with no inner engine. And the unnecessary 3-D only makes it look muddier.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

September 20, 2012
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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A fine piece of cheap entertainment.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2012
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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With its dark characters and the grim setting, the film masterfully creates a compelling, nightmarish atmosphere.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 20, 2012
Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly
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Urban manages to give a credibly wry performance using little more than his gravelly, imitation-Eastwood voice - and his chin.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

September 20, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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A wickedly dark comic streak breaks up the vivid violence and relentless bleakness of "Dredd 3D."

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2012
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Mostly a bunch of flatly staged bits of action shot against anonymous backgrounds.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

September 20, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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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.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

September 19, 2012
Simon Abrams
Village Voice
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Dredd is proudly degenerate-and it never feels compelled to slow down and explain itself.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 18, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Urban gives the best "all mouth" performance since the Rocky Horror lips, sneering with seen-it-all gruffness and intoning Dredd's trademark catchphrase-"I am the law"-with the kind of B-movie-inflected soulfulness that feels damn-near profound.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

September 18, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Not much of what Dredd has to offer is new or groundbreaking, but the fusion of familiar elements generates a smartly-paced, suspenseful 90 minutes that's a vast improvement over the 1995 film ...

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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This isn't a bad movie version of 'Judge Dredd,' but it's also too little too late.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 18, 2012
Raju Mudhar
Toronto Star
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Essentially a futuristic take on Die Hard or The Raid: Redemption, this is a violent, gory and faithful execution of the character that fans should rejoice at.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

September 10, 2012
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Dredd 3D isn't revelatory, nor does it redefine any of the genres it splashes among as it goes its merry, bloody way, but as goofy-gory self-satire high-tech low-morality future-cop epics go, it's charmingly diabolical.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

September 10, 2012
Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter
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Dredd 3D constantly impresses on a visual level, with a gritty style more akin to cult hits like District 9 or 28 Days Later than to standard Hollywood comic-book blockbusters.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 10, 2012
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Sit back and enjoy, the movie earns every morsel of entertainment goodness.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B+

September 8, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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Travis makes the most of limited resources: the industrial backdrops are stunning, the action scenes sizzle and the eye-of-the-addict Slo-Mo sequences are sickeningly beautiful.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

September 5, 2012
Geoff Berkshire
Variety
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Grim, gritty and ultra-violent, Dredd reinstates the somber brutality missing from the U.K. comicbook icon's previous screen outing.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 16, 2012
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