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Dredd

2012
Sci-fi
Crime
1h 35m
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. (imdb)
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Dredd

2012
Sci-fi
Crime
1h 35m
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Rated 22 Sep 2012
85
86th
Look at that fucking score, just look at it. if i were to have brought a thing of chunky monkey ice cream i'd be flickin my spoon at the screen nonstop "NO YOU DIDNT" . Judge Dredd and Judge Cutie-Patootie. The best action movie this year. I went into this expecting nothing, I am ehn on the 1995 film and I've never bothered with reading the comics I GOT SHOT IN THE FACE WITH GRITTY FUN.
Rated 25 Sep 2012
79
73rd
Guess we don't need that Robocop remake anymore.
Rated 08 Feb 2014
96
98th
Manly hero, one-liners muttered in McGruff voice by manly hero, Explosions caused by manly hero, one-liners muttered in McGruff voice by manly hero after causing explosions. Exactly what I want from an action movie. Now they just need to remake Demolition Man with Karl Urban, Dennis Rodman, and anyone other than Sandra Bullock.
Rated 25 Jul 2013
70
58th
Kudos to the makers for going cert 18 with this. I had seen The Raid:Redemption prior to this, so the premise was very familiar; it's a pity the action wasn't quite as compelling, however. The bikes looked shit as well. That said, this is a load of fun, and the violence is cartoonishly effective. Urban's moody bad-ass routine is fine here, and Thirlby makes Anderson a curiously engaging character who adds colour to proceedings. Overall, a decent effort at capturing the flavour of the comic.
Rated 24 Sep 2012
80
84th
Some mainstream films pretend to be grindhouse some grindhouse films pretend to be mainstream. This oozes a dirty and vicious atmosphere like a 70's prison documentary set in a bleak future instead. Much has to be said about the score which is surreal and vangelis like at times giving it the feel of a feverish drug induced nightmare. The relentless violence draws you in and is devoid of cartoonish camp which a lesser effort would have devolved into for cheap laughs. Solid acting by all.
Rated 28 Sep 2012
8
84th
Even though the fighting scenes struggle to match The Raid: Redemption for sheer inventiveness, everything else is nothing short of awesome. DREDD gets straight to the action and is all the better for it. Urban is a perfect Dredd with the right mix of menace, heart and great one-liners, Thirlby and Heady are fine, and the score is even more heavy and oppressive than the visuals, which are not just doom and gloom, but also features slow-mo utilizing the 3D perfectly. One hell of a rollercoaster.
Rated 20 Oct 2012
80
81st
Maybe a bit too serious for its own good (though I can't blame the makers for trying to distance themselves from the previous Dreddful movie) but it's still a badass dystopian chunk of bloody entertainment. The slo-mo effects were great, Urban scowls like a pro and the soundtrack is killer. The main drawback is how claustrophobic the whole thing feels. I desperately wanted to see more of Mega City 1. Definitely deserves a sequel.
Rated 16 Oct 2012
80
84th
In the summer where Tom Hardy pefected eye-acting, Karl Urban carries a movie with mouth-acting. This is ironic, because this movie makes sweet love to your eyeballs for just the right amount of time and doesn't force you to leave a tip on the nightstand... where was I going with this? Anyway, it is really a shame that this hasn't done better at the Box Office since it proves that mid-budget action movies can be worthwhile. But it's not to late to spread the word, why? BECAUSE LAW! THAT's WHY.
Rated 31 Dec 2012
75
59th
Dredd wants to go upstairs. Cersei Lannister says no. Lots of headshots ensue. Avon Barksdale is there too.
Rated 07 Sep 2012
80
80th
The script could maybe be a bit better but that was the only weak link for me in this oppressive hardcore slice of life in Mega City One. The film's breaks into slow motion are just gorgeous explosions of colour tempered with disgusting acts of violence. I loved the fact that redemption or growth is barely considered in a wonderfully anti Hollywood fashion. Even the henchmen are made sympathetic, struggling to survive in a lost world, no winners, no losers. Just judgement.
Rated 27 Sep 2012
83
88th
It was everything I wanted it to be; dirty, sleazy, grimy and deliciously violent. Urban literally had me swooning! It was just as well my wife wasn't with me, otherwise she would have been a worried woman! This whole movie was so refeshingly no-nonsense and simple, and it wasn't afraid to hint at cinema's dark underside, even if it never quite went there itself. If it had of had another half-hour of Urban and Thirlby shooting people in the face I'd of rated this delightful treat even higher.
Rated 16 Oct 2012
90
90th
Karl Urban's mouth out-bad-asses the entire crew of 'Expendables 2' in this grim and insanely entertaining action gem. Hat's off to Garland for choosing a "Slice of Life" story instead of the more *ahem* voluminous plot of the legendary mid 90's installment. Also pat on the back to Travis and Dod Mantle for showing us what we've all secretly known deep down inside since we first saw 'Avatar': That 3D is to be used for throwing buckets of blood towards the camera...preferably in slow motion.
Rated 16 Oct 2013
88
97th
Awesome. This is how you do an action film. Entertaining to the max, great soundtrack, likeable and badass characters and without all those tiresome clichés that are so prevalent in the genre. Over-the-top violence fits with the over-the-top setting and characters but it still feels real and authentic, the action is done very well and the visuals are gorgeous. Great casting, I'd love to see more of this Dredd and Anderson. My only real complaint is that the film was over too fast. Sequel please!
Rated 05 Apr 2013
83
79th
This film is an absolutely riot. Picture The Raid: Redemption except with Judge Dredd and you know what's in store. Karl Urban manages to out-act Stallone's Dredd without even letting you see his eyes. Watching him scowl through the entire film is just fantastic. The action scenes are very well shot and the film looks utterly gorgeous (well, as good as dystopia can) and the soundtrack is absolutely superb. If you can stomach the violence this is a must see.
Rated 10 Oct 2012
80
86th
'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Avengers' can both take a step down, for this - at least to my mind - is the best (belated) summer blockbuster/comic book adaptation of the, uhm, summer. It's mindless entertainment with an attitude, and with a bitchin' score to boot. Does someone now finally see fit to hand Karl Urban some sort of awesomeness-award?
Rated 27 Apr 2014
74
62nd
It's basically a guy walking through a building and shooting his way to the top. So, yeah, it's awesome.
Rated 01 Jan 2013
42
17th
By utilizing clever slow motion editing tricks, they managed to stretch ten minutes of storyline into an hour and a half.
Rated 26 Nov 2014
90
84th
Keeping it tight. Dredd is a simple, tightly edited and beautiful movie. It's either very mean or very funny, with a nice subtext and completely unlikable main characters. I love them. The plot is straightforward, the movie operates mostly by "show don't tell" basis, camera angles make the block a major character (it pays homage to Alien in camera movement!) and the action is beautiful. Not larger than life, but a very solid, entertaining movie with a good artistic vision
Rated 10 Jan 2013
20
5th
Embarrassing. If you enjoy this, watch The Raid: Redemption for basically the same story but with some actual emotional resonance and terrific fight scenes. This is hot garbage.
Rated 12 Sep 2012
80
80th
This movie gets "it". The tone of the movie is dark, violent and consistent throughout the whole running time. No cop-outs in some of the decisions and in the gory details of the violence. The action feels real and dirty and during the SLO-MO shots it's "beautiful" to look at without sparing us the bloody details.
Rated 23 Sep 2012
8
93rd
A lean, focused genre gem. I wish more Hollywood sci-fi movies would model themselves off this rather than trying and failing at being sprawling mega-epics.
Rated 17 Feb 2014
85
82nd
After Out of the Furnace and Killing Me Softly, it's refreshing to watch a violent movie that uses violence in an...for lack of a better word, eighties sort of way. After embarrassing PG-13 reboots it's also nice to watch a movie with balls. There's something rudimentary in the desire to see someone that is just going to make it. Lee Marvin in Point Blank, Michael Caine in Get Carter, encapsulated perfectly by Duvall in Apocalypse Now. Their confidence begets our enjoyment.
Rated 03 Oct 2012
79
71st
While it shares some striking similarities to The Raid: Redemption, Dredd is a better movie overall because of the things it doesn't do, like trying to hit you with surprise plot twists (that, and while the story isn't anything noteworthy, it isn't complete trash like The Raid's). I usually hate overuse of slo mo, but the story actually calls for it here, and it looks phenomenal in 3D. Karl Urban isn't "great" in this role, but it's without a doubt what he should be doing. Very fun flick.
Rated 13 May 2023
90
63rd
Revisiting this ten years later. What a damn good movie this is. The lore and world-building is so rich and fascinating that I think it could have been a much deeper movie (or spawned off a deeper sequel had this performed much better), but I still really like it for that it is. I wish comic-book movies and sci/fi movies were more like this. It’s so visceral, gritty and well paced, with some great acting. A fascinating relationship between its leads and super effective use of its setting.
Rated 13 Oct 2012
8
86th
Go watch Dredd, now! It is the most impressive action film in recent memory: mesmerizing, explosive, and smart. Travis avoids everything he should, i.e. cliches, idiotic love subplots, et cetera, and makes sure everything that should be there, a fantastic score, sharp script, and realistic performances, is. Dredd, thankfully, understands the beauty in simplicity. Go watch it, now!
Rated 07 Nov 2012
90
97th
You know how "Total Recall" had advertisements all over the place and this one was kind of forgotten about? Yeah, we missed out on something awesome. This is everything that Judge Dredd should be, superior violence, action, and harsh judgments. He's the hard boiled detective of the future and it's done so well, you'd think this movie invents the genre.
Rated 18 Dec 2012
84
83rd
A huge surprise, and one of the most satisfying movie experiences 2012 had to offer. Beneath the surface, Dredd exposes the inherent ugliness and fascism of its genre, but taken as is it's still a remarkably fun action film. How nice that it took an easy, focused day-in-the-life approach rather than stuff the film with overambitious detail. The three lead performances are all excellent, and the violence is equal parts unsettling and beautiful. I'm buying a 3D TV just to watch the slo-mo scenes.
Rated 19 Jan 2013
80
86th
That this is a labour of love shines through in every aspect of the film. Retro (in the most positive sense of the word), ultraviolent and visually striking - the only thing missing was a Paul Verhoeven touch of satire, but that could be said of most movies...
Rated 10 Jan 2013
45
17th
Horrible art design, awful rip-off plot, poor cast and basically everything else is lame,too. Seriously, anyone who thinks this is even remotely cool, go watch 'the raid: redemption' and learn what an epiphany feels like.
Rated 23 Jan 2013
65
6th
Hey I've got an idea let's rip off the setting of Raid: Redemption and call it Dredd. Except it won't have nearly as well thought out action sequences, so we'll have to be sure to throw in plenty of SFX. Also we won't be able to capture the same degree of character development that occurred in Raid, but who cares most of our audience is brain deadanyhow... Useless movie, but keep an eye out for Olivia Thirlby in the future. She's got the right stuff.
Rated 29 Sep 2014
10
99th
I don't like pure action movies. This one, however, was above everything else I've watched in the genre. Many people tend to think The raid: redemption is the same thing but better, I'll disagree with them. Dredd might have a hollywood blockbuster feel to it, it still feels very fresh and is a high quality movie overall. Loved it.
Rated 30 Sep 2012
93
95th
Dredd is so clean and refreshing in its depiction of action cinema; you have Dredd as the cold iron arm of the law and Anderson as the compassionate grey-area believer which should be unoriginal and stale but it isn't. Everything comes together in a no-frills flick that literally holds you prisoner for almost the entire duration of it; Urban and Headey really take the spotlight in almost every scene. Plus, no Rob Schneider! I could talk for hours about this film but for now, just go watch it.
Rated 12 Feb 2013
90
92nd
Two things make this movie great. 1. Dredd doesn't once smile. 2. His helmet never comes off. Pure, unadulterated fun. Paints a more realistic version of Mega City One than the abomination starring Sylvester Stallone and Rob Schneider. The characters are about the same, but Dredd himself is a much more authoritative, ass-kicking machine. He stands by the Law 100% and does not take no for an answer. He also doesn't really enjoy being shot at. Sit back and enjoy.
Rated 18 Apr 2015
96
98th
If you like the kind of ultraviolent movie that alternates between gritty, dark realism and cartonish garishness and where people get their heads blown up with fireballs, then this is the movie for you. If you don't like that kind of movie, then I really don't know what to say to you, except to ask you to move away, in case whatever is wrong with you is contagious.
Rated 23 Feb 2013
90
92nd
Action-satire which fits comfortably on the same shelf as Punisher: War Zone, Dawn of the Dead, and Robocop. Saying that absolves me any responsibility of actually reviewing the film.
Rated 13 Sep 2012
79
66th
Not bad for a B-grade action flick but don't expect a high-concept summer blockbuster. The characters play interestingly well off each other - Dredd the permanently-masked macho man while his psychic protegée acts as the conduit possibly to the emotions and personality of him and others. Passable story. Not super-cool in terms of look or design, but it did its own thing and felt suitably comic-book-like with long close-ups of faces and stylised action. They could have gone bigger and hammier.
Rated 24 Feb 2021
70
66th
This has some great world building and action. The CGI is mostly fine but it stands out a couple times. All of the acting is good, even Karl Urban under the helmet.
Rated 11 Aug 2014
75
30th
Dredd is like the guns that blow literally over a hundred people to bloody bits throughout: Not everyone likes them and they don't exactly encourage thought, but what they do they do extremely well. Rather remarkable in its lack of storytelling ambition, it's one-note, and that note is bleak, barbaric, mega-stylized, cruel and straight-faced. And it is one of the purest, most gratifying genre films of the past couple years.
Rated 26 Sep 2012
75
67th
Now this Dredd is the mother fucking law.
Rated 26 Sep 2012
1
5th
for those who like computer games where the main character goes through hallways and kills his enemies, for those who like turbo violence. To expect something with IQ and quality is absurd. The main character with his frowning grimace and voice is a joke. if you're going because of the high scores on sites, DON'T!
Rated 14 Feb 2015
77
64th
This was just a ton a fun, honestly. Dark, gory, suspenseful, and lead by a great pair of actors who have solid chemistry. Plus, can we just appreciate how amazing and expansive the cyberpunk setting is?
Rated 02 Oct 2012
70
63rd
Take The Raid: Redemption and replace all the kung fu beatdowns with people being shot point blank in the face, and you get Dredd. It's several orders of magnitude better than Stallone's version, packed with grim atmosphere and brutal action, but it didn't quite live up to the hype for me. Urban is appropriately gruff, but the SLOMO drug seems like a blatant excuse to show off some lame gimmicky 3D tech, and containing all the action to one block limits the sense of scale of Mega City One.
Rated 09 Jun 2020
65
55th
While not the most fun action film, there’s a lot of potential here for a franchise. Stylish slow motion effects from The Slow Mo Guys, some fun sci-fi weapons, and Olivia Thirlby’s character is fairly interesting.
Rated 03 May 2015
73
65th
Not the long awaited champion of the Dredd franchise that you might have been led to expect - it's undoubtedly a B-Movie in ambition, the actors spend the movie wandering through studio-set corridors, and the glossy slo-mo violence is no substitute for watching a story of how a fight goes down. When we finally get an extended action piece (instead of just explosive moments of violence) there's very little going on. Its greatest crime is that it has absolutely nothing to say about anything.
Rated 23 Feb 2013
3
36th
the glittery slow-mo shots over a blissed-out soundtrack don't achieve the ecstatic psychedelia they're aiming for, and the whole thing is a bit of an eyesore, but whenever that monotonal pulse gets into a groove and dredd's dragging up badass quips through a chest full of smoke and swatting away bad guys with a twinge of his jaw, it's perfect pulp and a sterling example of editorial/tonal fine-tuning. if every film was this economical, i'd get a few of the more pointless years of my life back.
Rated 16 Mar 2021
64
36th
While I admire how simple and focused Dredd is, there's a certain oomph that it's missing that would push it over the edge. The action is repetitive, and I was expecting an oppressive tone more along the lines of Blade Runner 2049 or Beyond the Black Rainbow, something they only occasionally manage despite many stylistic flourishes. Perhaps that could be chalked up to uncredited co-director Alex Garland's inexperience?
Rated 26 Dec 2012
90
93rd
The best comic book movie of the year - if not one of the best ever made. I wish I'd have seen it in 3D, because for once it looked as though a film actually used it well. Deserves a sequel more than any other movie I've seen recently - if only to flesh out the world this film only hints at.
Rated 18 Apr 2014
20
3rd
At best, nihilistic meaninglessness. Rumors you may have heard that the 3D slow motion sequences are pretty are false (admittedly, watched in 2D). That a fair proportion of critics purported to have liked this woeful effort is almost unbelievable. Only serves to cement the feeling that, as far as action movies go, or genre movies of any kind for that matter, probably even just Hollywood movies of any kind, 2012 was the year of UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING. John Hyams is the man.
Rated 25 Jan 2015
70
41st
Overly sadistic in its violence, and everything outside the main tower-block setting is pretty dopey and stuffed with cheap-looking CGI (probably a good thing there won't be a sequel), but the action is pretty fun, in that it gets right the fantasy world of morally inconsequential killing of a good comic book adaptation without it coming off purely as a ridiculous male power fantasy (which of course it is). It's not the holy-shit-badass-fuck-yeah-thillride that I'd heard, but it's still good.
Rated 12 Nov 2013
10
7th
The main villain gets essentially tortured to death by the hero, which should tell you all you need to know about the movie's world view. Dredd uses a much tighter setting than the original, and doing so loses the few redeeming qualities it had. Without really exploring the world of the comics, the movie is interchangeable with any other mindless violence porn flick. And fuck having to watch nothing happening in slow motion.
Rated 13 Jan 2013
5
91st
Dredd is the law, alright: unmerciful, unyielding, and unrelenting. We root for him, because he's the protagonist, but the fact of the matter is that he's no less brutal than his adversaries, and if anything is less empathetic than Ma Ma, whose tragic backstory provides us with far more motive and characterization than we ever receive for our hero. But hey, the law's the law. Other superhero movies wish they could be half this stylish (that slo-mo neon!), sharp, or effortlessly satirical.
Rated 25 Mar 2019
8
79th
If I woke up in a dystopian future and all that was happening was Urban scowling me I wouldn't complain. I'm 7 years late and upset there isn't a sequel. This was riveting, perfectly paced and some of the shots just had me like "Oof!"
Rated 14 Jan 2013
59
29th
I'm not entirely sure where all the praise is coming from with 'Dredd.' Because it is ultra-dark, ultra-violent, ultra-bloody...? How about spilling out some personality onscreen? 'Dredd' has none, except for a sensational comic-book world suitable to the source material. This for me was 'The Raid,' but with far less intensity and jaw-dropping moments.
Rated 26 Feb 2013
73
67th
A good friend of mine threatened to kill my family, friends and my unborn child with a clothes hanger if I would not watch Dredd today. So I did. It's an entertaining, violent, bloody movie which is not bad for a Hollywood movie. Dredd pulls off a fishface constantly, which is sometimes distracting, but funny. Plus it looks pretty cheesy seeing 4 people on a cheap looking bike driving on a street. Has a really sweet soundtrack and the drug effects look really awesome. Some SLO-MO for me please!
Rated 07 Sep 2012
76
76th
It's so refreshing to see filmmakers that care more about staying loyal to the source material than watering down their film to attract more audiences (Total Recall). Such is the case with Dredd. I can't remember the last time I saw a film come out of Hollywood that was this violent, and goddamn was it great. Whilst it is consistently visceral fun, it never goes beyond the high standards set by the first quarter or capitalizes on the Slo-Mo drug, which is the best use of the effect in years.
Rated 01 Nov 2013
30
17th
Lost somewhere around the time when they stopped taking the slo-mo-drug.. Didn't have Sydow in it.
Rated 16 Nov 2013
30
19th
Decent action flick. Preferred "The Raid".
Rated 01 Jul 2017
73
78th
(Viewed in 2013): Dredd's budgetary limitations are sometimes apparent, but its independence from the studio system reaps dividends: it's a brutal no nonsense actioner that is both a throwback to the genre's heyday and an explicitly modern entry perfectly in tune with our cynical times.While a more intelligent script wouldn't have gone astray--it lacks the wit of the Verhoeven films it's often compared to--Urban is a huge improvement on Sly and Thirby is equally engaging as his female sidekick.
Rated 13 Sep 2014
75
55th
You know the one thing this movie needed? Rob Schneider.
Rated 07 Aug 2017
81
89th
Urban's raw physicality, an economic and brutal plot and a brilliant supporting cast make for one ultraviolent action movie that never disappoints.
Rated 23 Sep 2012
80
70th
The post apocalyptic variant of The Raid. Light on the satire that was prevalent in the comics, but its still there. Good fun, all in all.
Rated 23 Sep 2012
88
76th
A great surprise. This movie works because the script is tight and keeping the majority of the movie in one location was a great decision. The filmmakers kept it simple and made a great movie with great, albeit shallow, characters. For what it is it works well!
Rated 23 Sep 2012
69
71st
A great performance by Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and strong violent script makes this film stand out from the usual action movie.
Rated 02 Sep 2013
74
54th
This is the 997th film I've ranked. As such I must say: Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.
Rated 27 Sep 2012
65
65th
There is nothing wrong with a little bit of ultra violence (in glorious 3D).
Rated 28 Sep 2012
68
68th
It works because Travis doesn't want to waste time with things that usually ruin big Hollywood sci-fi flicks -- sentimental tricks to make you care about the characters or even the villains. He shoots his way straight to what matters: a campy futuristic and dystopian world of crime, where dirty guys and relentless judges have to fight for what they both want -- blood or order. The shiny, glossy slow motion sequences are absolutely stunning.
Rated 02 Jan 2014
46
23rd
lots of BOOM & BANG & slo mo and pretty colours but that's about it. If you really have to get yourself a portion of tower block megadeath watch The Raid:Redemption instead
Rated 07 Jun 2017
8
88th
This movie surprised me. The cast itself was amazing, Karl Urban was perfect as Dredd, as well as Kirkwood and Headey holding their own. The movie does nothing special, it knows what it is and keeps it simple. The movie's violent cinematography combine with its slow motion color saturation made this movie feel a lot like Robocop in some ways. The plot isn't really great, and seems like the side story compared to Urban's and Kirkwood's character chemistry and it works well. A solid debut.
Rated 28 Jun 2014
63
58th
the sparse use of cgi definitely gives this movie an edge, almost feels like an "indie" superhero movie. the script is tight and doesn't waste time establishing dredd, and thirlby does a good job as a rookie. unfortunately for urban, his performance is flat, and that's probably part of being dredd. a bland character in a generic dystopian setting.
Rated 15 Mar 2015
5
0th
Have I just teleported back to the 80s with its utterly shitty action flicks?
Rated 19 Feb 2013
61
36th
Well-shot action and it was worth seeing. I wish it had some better humor though. It had the tone of a great action movie, a la Schwarzenegger in his prime, but it just didn't have the humor to fully realize it.
Rated 20 Oct 2013
99
83rd
a pretty damn good sci-fi action film that has no right to be as good as it is, DREDD is like a dystopian future version of The Raid:redemption and just as fun to watch. The violence can be a bit much at times and the authoritarian mindset of the judges is concerning but it doesn't hamper the film. Worth checking out if you're a fan of action films.
Rated 20 Jan 2018
70
73rd
Love it. This is why action movies will never die.
Rated 24 Nov 2012
82
69th
An absolutely perfect adaptation of a Judge Dredd serial in 2000AD. Feels ripped straight from the pages of the comic, albeit with a slightly more grounded art direction. Urban is great as Dredd, a rather subtle performance perfectly suited to the character, allowing Thirlby to shine as Anderson - the true protagonist of the film, and probably the closest thing to a feminist superhero in film. Brilliant action and some great bit-part performances from the likes of Wood Harris. Drokking brilliant
Rated 27 Nov 2012
7
57th
I probably would've gotten greater enjoyment out of it if I hadn't spent so much time picturing Gary Busey's teeth on that face.
Rated 11 Feb 2013
90
95th
As a massive 2000AD and Judge Dredd fan, I found this to be an enjoyable and decent portrail of both the characters and stories. Dark, dirty, and violent.
Rated 29 Aug 2015
64
51st
Urban does a great job as Dredd, and the highly-stylised action, straight-forward sci-fi plot, and great visuals make this film somewhat enjoyable. Unfortunately, all this is done at the expense of character development or any semblance of depth, and the film drags in places. Dredd is thus a decent remake, albeit a forgettable one.
Rated 11 Jun 2014
85
76th
An unarguably good film. Nothing complex or deep, but a simple action film that entertains and is full of some wonderful visuals. Everyone puts in a great performance and, although there isn't a huge amount of emotional depth to the film, it still keeps you hooked. Far more faithful to the source material than the Stallone film, the compromises have minimal impact and actually help ground the film as a realistic interpretation of a dystopian future. Definite themes of questionable morality.
Rated 20 Dec 2012
55
19th
Nothing about this sci-fi action flick stands out to me. Pretty average fare all around. The critical praise the film received baffles me. It's not bad by any means, but nothing about it surprised or moved me.
Rated 11 Aug 2013
65
73rd
Having been a fan of the Judge from the days of 2000AD this was a pretty good adaption, more please.
Rated 24 Mar 2013
40
4th
Dredd is as lethargic as the drug SLO-MO. Our judge of the hour progresses up a mega skyscraper and kills baddies without sentencing. The frequent execution of slow motion and gore is vapid. The audience, or rather the jury, should be excused from this trash.
Rated 30 Jun 2013
80
77th
Amazing ultra-violent action akin to Robocop and other greats of the genre. A compact story told well.
Rated 27 Dec 2012
60
57th
It looks like a new sub genre is born: tower raid offense. It is indeed a bit similar with The Raid: Redemption, and also quite enjoyable. Especially the slo-mo scenes were great. Recommended.
Rated 29 Dec 2012
91
89th
Genuinely awesome, with no reservations.
Rated 04 Sep 2013
54
6th
the problem is with the characters, it is not important for me what happens to them because I can not feel them.
Rated 30 Dec 2012
39
23rd
This is such a teenage boy's movie. Sure, action scenes are gritty, dynamic and doesn't get boring, but there is nothing in here beyond them. Miles better than first big screen adaptation of Dredd comics, but that doesn't say much, because the one with Stallone was horrendous. I have nothing against violence or action, but when it's done in this modern-cool way I find it off-putting.
Rated 30 Dec 2012
72
21st
While a good movie can be made of this whole tower block invasion idea - and has, they called it The Raid: Redemption - Dredd's too stiff, too mired in cheesy CGI blood spatter, and too self-serious to be that movie. Then again, maybe it's my own fault for having high hopes for this.
Rated 31 Dec 2012
85
76th
Beautiful badass action.
Rated 12 Nov 2014
14
94th
i may be scoring higher on this one because im a fanboy of the comics, read them when i was a child, but the main point is, unlike the 95 film, THIS one did not disappoint my fan boy expectations. And even if you are not a follower of the comics, this film gives you a good idea of the sort of person dredd is supposed to be, and the feel of the world he is in. though the world in the comics is a little more "techy", but just as dirty, this may be realized in future installments. love.
Rated 10 Aug 2013
95
80th
The most underrated movie of 2012, at least by the general public which mostly neglected to see this near-masterpiece of sound, visuals, and violence. I saw it twice in theatres. There is an excellent story arc with Dredd's sidekick played by Olivia Thirlby who entered my movie radar with her performance. It was refreshing to have a "day in the life of" story instead of the overdone "save the world" so common in action. Only a few minor story choices near the end prevent a perfect score.
Rated 03 Jan 2013
86
94th
Doesn't get anywhere near the amount of love it should receive. Dredd is the closest we have gotten in recreating the satirical, ultraviolent tone of 80's action films, but because it's played straight and dark the satire isn't as obvious as a Verhoeven film. If we could get a Cursed Earth/Judge Death sequel it'd be drokking great. Most of the people I know in real life hated this, then they go and watch every single superhero movie that comes out so it seems unlikely :(
Rated 03 Feb 2013
60
34th
Karl Urban does his best Dirty Harry impression in this hyperviolent and senselessly cruel blend of the comic and The Raid: Redemption.
Rated 31 May 2015
80
79th
Vast improvement on the Sly one. Would have been interesting to see Michael Biehn in the role though Urban does a good job (could have been more consistent with the gravel in his voice though as that's how I hear Dredd). Personally I think Dredd would work better as a TV show than just a movie. And no Walter The Wobot? Actually that's probably for the best. Didn't like the Lawgiver design though, looks like a bad 80's sci fi film prop
Rated 10 Oct 2013
85
75th
This is one of those movies that's just.....really good. The story is exactly as complicated as it needs to be (so not very much) to give us 90 minutes of incredibly enjoyable violence and stylisation. The cast are perfect and none of the smaller moments feel worthless or wasted. I almost don't want there to be a sequel just because the entire thing works so well on its own terms.
Rated 10 Jan 2013
71
84th
Pleasantly surprised. Some innovative and non intrusive special effects, along with a bare bones action theme helped elevate this.
Rated 06 Apr 2014
65
17th
Rough. So depressing it tends to ruin the action.
Rated 22 Jul 2013
95
94th
This is how you make a comic book movie! Screw the Avengers and all the plastic movies where every line are too predictable and childish. Watch this is if you like good old school action movie with modern beautiful effects!
Rated 20 Feb 2014
7
57th
Dredd is one of the few remakes that is necessary and worthy. I'm a fan of the comics and I've been waiting for a true adaption for a long time. And it's so satisfying and refreshing to see a film adaption respect the source material and this is definitely a fan pleasing experience. Karl Urban is perfectly cast and the action, violence and grittiness stays true to the comics. The action does become somewhat repetitive but regardless Dredd is still a lot of fun and I'm hopeful of a sequel.
Rated 17 Jan 2013
40
7th
Most of the film plays out its ultra-violence among claustrophobic corridors, which gives the film a very video game-y feel. I suppose that's why it is getting some of the good word of mouth, but despite its atmosphere the film just bores on. Even the action is forgettable. I didn't have a very good time with this one.
Rated 17 Dec 2014
84
34th
It's a video game in movie form. Fun to watch.

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