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Dredd Reviews

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Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
October 22, 2012
What Dredd lacks in satirical insight - a bizarre oversight, given its dystopian view of America's east coast - it makes up for in sheer brute force and meat-head violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anthony O'Connor
FILMINK (Australia)
October 21, 2012
Dredd not only succeeds as a brilliantly accurate adaptation of the decades-old comic book character, it's also an absolutely blistering and exciting dystopian action movie.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 20, 2012
Karl Urban (he hates it when I call him little bro) sneers and growls his way through this noir comic book movie as the almost faceless Dredd
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 18, 2012
... suitably grimy and relentlessly violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Clift
October 17, 2012
The Raid meets Zack Snyder meets Robocop
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Wold
Paste Magazine
October 12, 2012
A brutally efficient exercise in B-movie know-how.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 4, 2012
Overall, Dredd 3D isn't as rich or as deep as The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers, but it's good, solid comic book fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic
October 3, 2012
If you're the kind of person who scrunches their nose at heads exploding, people being torn apart and blood spilling like an out-of-control fire hose, you might want to return to reading your copy of '50 Shades' and leave this one to the professionals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
September 30, 2012
It's all good, grisly fun, and as Dredd draws to a close with an inevitable setup for a second instalment, what emerges is a stylish film that celebrates and occasionally transcends its B-Movie origins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
September 30, 2012
an improvement, to be sure, over the campy excesses of the Stallone incarnation, and yet, it is still all testosterone with no place to go
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
September 29, 2012
Enough action to fill multi-movies, but not much else to appeal to audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 29, 2012
Fans were horrified when Sylvester Stallone managed to turn the declarative statement "I am the law!" into a hammy punchline. Those same folks will now be delighted to learn that Karl Urban has reclaimed the snatch of dialogue for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 28, 2012
I may have never seen a nonhorror film as relentlessly, brutally, and crowd-pleasingly violent as this skintight adaptation of the long-running British comic-book character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 28, 2012
It is a great-looking film. It has a kind of gritty realistic quality as well. Judge Dredd also has a kind of admirable rationality, level-headedness and incorruptibility, like a certain well-known Robocop.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
September 28, 2012
A Judge Dredd for the 21st century: humorless, scowling and shot in murky 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dominic Corry
September 27, 2012
A down-and-dirty hardcore action fest with style and thrills to burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
Dredd is an extremely enjoyable action ride and, in spite of a limited story, provides the infamous Judge with a surprisingly engaging film adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 27, 2012
All in all, it is what it is -- bloody, violent and reasonably efficient.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 25, 2012
Dreadful, dystopian dirge, filled with graphic, gory, gruesome violence - and little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 25, 2012
Like most simple concepts, when it's done well, it's done very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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