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Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd (1995)

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Average Rating: 3.7/10
Reviews Counted: 51
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 42

Judge Dredd wants to be both a legitimate violent action flick and a parody of one, but director Danny Cannon fails to find the necessary balance to make it work.

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Average Rating: 3.6/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 11

Judge Dredd wants to be both a legitimate violent action flick and a parody of one, but director Danny Cannon fails to find the necessary balance to make it work.

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A violent, effects-heavy science fiction adventure, Judge Dredd depicts a nightmarish future in which overcrowded cities are terrorized by brutal gun battles and policed by "Judges," law officers who act as judge, jury, and executioner. Sylvester Stallone stars as Judge Dredd, a punishing enforcer with an unswerving dedication to law and order. Little does Dredd know that a nasty villain (Armand Assante) and a corrupt Judge (Jurgen Prochnow) are plotting to take over the city and plan to frame

Aug 28, 2001

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All Critics (51) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (42) | DVD (10)

The movie, by the end, practically seems intent on destroying itself.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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A thunderous, unoriginal futuristic hardware show for teenage boys.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety | Comments (3)
Variety
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Directed without inspiration by Danny Cannon from a stupid script by Michael De Luca, William Wisher, and Steven de Souza.

April 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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This slam-bang Stallone vehicle never quite delivers what its confident, fizzing visuals seem to promise.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Although it is full of noise and fake firepower, Dredd simply lies there on the screen until the final scenes.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Usually engaging and sympathetic, Stallone is blank and tongue-tied here, an immovable slab in the midst of 95 minutes of gunfire, explosions and Gothic excess.

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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'90's Stallone action movie guilty of nonstop violence.

November 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

It stands no chance of being mistaken for a good movie.

September 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

If it can't stay true to the title character, it at least delivers a little modest popcorn fun to those willing to lower their sights.

September 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Feels more like the Adventures of Sly Stallone: Future Warrior...

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A diffuse, uninvolving star vehicle aimed at saving Stallone's box-office viability manages to display most of his weaknesses.

July 24, 2009 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

A bomb; I dread having to ever see this turkey again.

November 21, 2007
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Isn't helped by Sylvester Stallone's embarassingly awkward performance.

April 25, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Um personagem sem carisma em uma história sem sentido.

January 27, 2007
Cinema em Cena

Not as worthless as it looks ... but close.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Feh!!!!! Sly sucked. The comic book sucked worse.

December 21, 2004 | Comments (6)
Greenwich Village Gazette

For a good laugh, check it out; for good action, look elsewhere.

August 7, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

If there was ever a film that made you want to pretend you were Ray Milland in the last reel of 'X', this was it.

July 31, 2003 | Comment (1)
Needcoffee.com

The kind of film that defines guilty pleasure. Stallone and Schneider are miscast, but the mindless sci-fi action is fun.

March 19, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

A fairly loud, pointless exercise in future-cop heroics, with Sylvester Stallone as a one-man cop, jury and judge who gets set up in order to .. oh, like you can't figure it out.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix
Netflix

Definitely a guilty pleasure - and Stallone should never have taken off his helmet - but it's not nearly as bad as everyone claims.

August 30, 2002
Flipside Movie Emporium

Audience Reviews for Judge Dredd

Terribly acted. The script was mindlessly drafted. There's little of note in this film other than how "m'eh" it was.
June 7, 2013
cchclaw

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silly and not quite consistent with the source material, but a ton of fun none the less. ive seen this film many times and i always enjoy it.
September 24, 2012
sanjurosamurai
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The filmmakers did a lot of over-thinking while producing "Judge Dredd," because the view of the film is interesting, but the writing, the plot, the characters, and the one-liners are so bland that it just becomes tiresome and boring, even though it is only 96 minutes. Stallone usually chooses great films to star in, which make him look better than he actually is, but this film is a new low for his career. Honestly, if you are looking for anything remotely enjoyable, you will not find it here, unless you are drunk. "Judge Dredd" is one of the worst attempts at an Action/Sci-Fi that I have seen in a long time, it's awful!
September 21, 2012
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

With the possibility of a decent remake coming out Friday, I might as well watch the movie it's based off of. Sylvester Stallone stars as Judge Dredd, a character who is basically the best in the line of "judges" who have replaced the police in a futuristic world. The judges are also the jury and the executioner, but according to Stallone the judges are really just "THE LAW!" Most of the story is really just Dredd trying to clear his name after being falsely accused of a crime. The plot is simple, but the concept of terminator-like judges replacing the police is actually pretty interesting. Unfortunately, the movie doesn't really execute. The movie is based off of a series comics from what I understand and I've heard a lot of people say that this movie is nothing like the source material. To purists that would be their biggest complaint, but there's a lot wrong with the movie other than faithfulness to the comics. To start, the acting. Sylvester Stallone is normally a great actor when it comes to paying realistic characters who are likable, but once he's cast as an over-the-top character, you get an over-the-top performance. Most of his lines are really just him saying "LAWWWRRRR!" (He's suppose to be saying law, but I hear lawwwrrr) Rob Schneider is also in it and I think he's the one that Jar Jar Binks would pass the mantle to if he was forgotten. Schneider's character is really annoying and the only purpose he serves is to provide comic relief. His character is more or less dead weight. I also had a hard time being entertained by the action scenes in the movie. The special effects look dated and there's a lack of tension. There wasn't a moment in the film where I felt like the characters were really in danger. Most of the action is too goofy to take seriously and I can't help but feel little kids would get more joy out of this than me. When the movie all boils down to a really predictable climax, the end result is a movie that can only be described as over-the-top. There's a few other things than can be said about the movie, but I think that the reputation this movie has means that pointing out every single flaw would be pointless. The plot isn't executed with any care, it's overacted, the action lacks in any fun or tension, the characters are ridiculous and it just fails at being entertaining. The only good thing about the movie was the set design, but the appeal doesn't last too long. The movie does suck, so a remake is clearly justified.
September 19, 2012
Tyler Robertson

Super Reviewer

    1. Judge Dredd: I never broke the Law! I am the law!
    – Submitted by Bradley M (13 months ago)
    1. Judge Dredd: You killed innocent people.
    2. Rico: The means to an end.
    3. Judge Dredd: You started a massacre!
    4. Rico: I caused a revolution!
    5. Judge Dredd: YOU BETRAYED THE LAW!
    6. Rico: LLLLAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW?
    – Submitted by John P (19 months ago)
    1. Fergie Herman Ferguson: If you hadn't judged me, I wouldn't be out here in the first place. I think you should apologize. I deserve it.
    2. Judge Dredd: The law never apologizes
    3. Fergie Herman Ferguson: That's just it. You're not the law anymore. Now apologize!
    – Submitted by Victor M (20 months ago)
    1. Judge Fargo: The blind lady.
    2. Judge Dredd: Who is she?
    3. Judge Fargo: Justice, before your time. We should have never taken it from her hands.
    – Submitted by Victor M (20 months ago)
    1. Judge Dredd: What kind of a criminal are you?
    2. Fergie Herman Ferguson: A nice criminal.
    – Submitted by Victor M (20 months ago)
    1. Fergie Herman Ferguson: And these, these refugees, they made it through, right?
    2. Judge Dredd: Actually, they were roasted.
    – Submitted by Victor M (20 months ago)
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