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(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast lies Mega City One, a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called Judges who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, c2013
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE D
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey

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Jan 25, 2015
  • LauraSteinert rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Except for a few (witty) nods at the previous version, this movie is a stand alone product. It doesn't clone the original, and it doesn't try too hard to not be it. The updated CGI and a new take on what the future will look like are great. There was actually acting in this one (sorry Sly fans, but he cant' act) and I could understand the dialogue without close captions. It was actually fun to watch--twice.

Nov 12, 2014
  • petearballo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Much better then I thought, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 7 and I can see why. No comparison to the Stallone Dredd. Gritty, action packed, a allegory in ways of the future of man if we don't change. In a bleak and pointless future there are the Judges, and among them the greatest Judge Dredd kicks ass and takes no names. Great movie, highly recommended to anyone who likes a solid action film.

Sep 16, 2014
  • kendalliah rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly Awesome.

I agree with the other reviewers- it's a tight little film. It reminds me of Terminator One. Too bad Stallone was in Dredd Two- that would kill off any franchise.
Grimness, grit, attitude; all here. Pity about the slow-motion murders tho- glamourized violence is porn, and the fact that the whole movie is shot in industrial corridors gets a bit *too* real.

Jul 11, 2014
  • MacGreenBear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the best films ever made! It's flow and tempo are perfect. The story is concise. The soundtrack is brilliant. The dialogue is classic Dredd (Karl Urban, a big Judge Dredd fan, cut down some of the lines to be more Dredd like). The actors were all perfect in their roles. When I watched this the first time, I didn't realize it was Urban as Dredd, he acted it perfectly (which is difficult under a helmet).

Yes, the movie is gory and gritty, but never gratuitously so. It's reflective of the reality they are trying to portray.

Watched this again, and again, and again.


May 19, 2014
  • StarLord21 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was skeptical before I watched this movie. I never read the comics or watched the original movie (can't really stand Slyvester Stallone). I also wasn't sure what to think about Karl Urban. I enjoyed him in the Star Trek movies but wasn't sure about him solo. I really liked him. Even though you can't see his face (because of his helmet), he does an exceptional job of using his tone to set the mood. Lena Headey was my favorite part. She knows how to get an audience to hate her (practice from GoT as Cersei Baratheon lol). Great cast, writing, storyline, brutal violence and really cool slo-mo scenes. A must watch for fans of the original/comics or sci-fi/superhero fans.

Apr 20, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I like my action movies like I like my whiskey and hamburgers, cheap, potent and bloody. I wasn't expecting much from this version of the long-running comic book character (it was made into a campy movie with Sylvester Stallone in the 90s), but this was quite entertaining , a super violent, wall to wall dystopian action movie with some cool fx and good performances. Kiwi Karl Urban, best known as Bones from the new "Star Trek" movies, plays Dredd and never takes his helmet off, the usually indie Olivia Thrilby is his rookie partner and Lena Headey from "Game of Thrones" is the sadistic villain. Screenplay by Alex Garland, who wrote "The Beach" and "28 Days Later."

Jan 17, 2014
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There's a very old saying "that the best things in life are free." That may be true for some, but for others it's the "unexpected." I say this because i called my friend and asked her if she wanted to see the movie Dredd with me and she immediately said i already saw the Stallone movie on 42nd street years ago and it was kind of corny. I told her it was an updated version and i was buying Cuban sandwiches. One hour later, we were sitting on my futon watching the movie on my HOMETHEATER!. Here's the unexpected part. The audio is "sound freak approved!" My HOMETHEATER made me very proud to own it as my apartment sound as if there was a war going on inside. And the visuals were very graphic, showing bullets tearing through flesh in slow motion and had my friend grabbing my arm several times. And let us not forget those HUGE MINI GUNS!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! My friend actually applauded during that scene. That's a first! This film is definately a part of my collection. I'm giving this ultra violent, extremely graphic movie 4 thumbs up and 5 stars!!!!! HUH??!!! YES, five stars. For excellent sound, serious visuals that had my friend grabbing my arm, A decent story, me enjoying the moment watching my friend freak out and saying several times "he looks so serious" for the actor who played Dredd, and MAMA!!!! She was vicious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did Dreed smile one time? A large order of chicken fingers and french fries with coke.

Jan 07, 2014
  • ctharri rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A nice approach to the Dredd series. Story line has you thinking "oh S@#)$#$*#%".

Violent and bloody. Corn syrup costs were high on a few occasions.

Dredd is serious and you never see his face. This was probably to avoid people being sad that Stallone didn't reprise his role.

Worth the watch.

Nov 06, 2013
  • ruthiesu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

stupendous................fast paced, violent. I loved it!

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Nov 12, 2014
  • petearballo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2013
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May 28, 2013
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Jul 11, 2014
  • MacGreenBear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It's all the deep end". - Judge Dredd

Aug 28, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The word will have a
generation of idiots” ― Albert Einstein

Aug 28, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“Hey Josie it's too bad we don't have time to bury these fellows. The Buzzards' have to eat also, so do the warms.” -The outlaw José Wales


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May 28, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Bodies being thrown from the 1000th floor and landing on the ground looking like something you get out of a can of Campbell’s tomato soup! LOTS of violence and blood.


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