Dredd - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dredd Reviews

September 21, 2012
While not for the squeamish, Dredd 3D is an effectively gritty B movie accentuated by stylish visuals and irreverent humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 21, 2012
We have seen this future. And not only does it not work - it no longer even surprises.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2012
Proves a surprisingly unimaginative cops vs. drug lord story, complete with the weathered veteran forced to take a rookie under his wing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2012
My notes are as follows: "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 21, 2012
This, finally, is the Dredd movie comic book readers have been anticipating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 20, 2012
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2012
For sci-fi action fans, it's an instant classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
September 20, 2012
It's savage, beautiful and loads of fun.
September 20, 2012
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.
September 20, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2012
"Dredd" is a lot of murk and grunt with no inner engine. And the unnecessary 3-D only makes it look muddier.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 20, 2012
A fine piece of cheap entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2012
With its dark characters and the grim setting, the film masterfully creates a compelling, nightmarish atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 20, 2012
Urban manages to give a credibly wry performance using little more than his gravelly, imitation-Eastwood voice - and his chin.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2012
"Dredd 3D" may present a dreary vision of the future, but it offers a promising encapsulation of the modern action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 20, 2012
A wickedly dark comic streak breaks up the vivid violence and relentless bleakness of "Dredd 3D."
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2012
Mostly a bunch of flatly staged bits of action shot against anonymous backgrounds.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 19, 2012
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.
September 18, 2012
Dredd is proudly degenerate-and it never feels compelled to slow down and explain itself.
September 18, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
September 18, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2012
This isn't a bad movie version of 'Judge Dredd,' but it's also too little too late.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 10, 2012
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.
September 10, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2012
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.
September 8, 2012
Sit back and enjoy, the movie earns every morsel of entertainment goodness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 5, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2012
Grim, gritty and ultra-violent, Dredd reinstates the somber brutality missing from the U.K. comicbook icon's previous screen outing.