This movie proves that no matter how good a film is directed, horrible acting will bring it down. It's really hard to imagine that the star of Rocky (One of my favorite films) could really act so badly in this movie. But we'll get to him later. Let's start with the positive.
This movie is pretty horrible, but there was some good. The directing was nice, and the plot was pretty cool too. The special affects were right up there with the new Star Wars movies. Danny Cannon obviously really cared about this story, and did everything in his ability to try and make it good. I loved the fight scenes too.
Now that we got through the good, let's go to the bad. There isn't a single actor who did a good job in this film. Armand Asante and Stallone were particulary bad. They overracted to the point I thought they were having a heart attack. And why is it they can't say the word "law" like a normal person? Who knows. This movie also tries way to hard to be funny, but it just turned out to be uncomfortable. Like the scene where Stallone has to steal one of the Judges clothes to sneak in. Don't ask. it's a long and uncomfortable story.
There wasn't a single character in the movie that wasn't annoying. The sidekick was annoying, Dredd was annoying, Rico was annoying, Hershey was annoying (Yes, there is a character named Hershey) they are ALL annoying.
Bottom line, this is a pretty bad movie. Not High School Musical bad, but a bad movie none the less. The good news is, they are planning a reboot in 2012 that should be much better.