Dredd

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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.


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Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey


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Feb 07, 2015
  • drugfreeduck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you haven't seen this film, you're doing something wrong. Best 80's movie to come out in 2012.

Jan 29, 2015
  • peasworth rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stellar. Just great great great. What a nice surprise. An action movie to rival the original Robocop. I loved not seeing the main characters face the whole time. Who takes such a role? And special effects were original.

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.

Sep 03, 2014

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.

"Yeah."

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."

Feb 26, 2014
  • john_doh17 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

If you love sci fi and dystopian this is worth a look. A lot of people of people love the idea that instant justice would be a big improvement, but I think this movie makes a case against it. Do we really want the corrupt judge/cops making these life or death decisions with no controls? Not me! Hopefully we aren't still fighting the failed war on drugs this far in the future. I wonder where they get their energy from? Must be the fusion reactors that are always 5 years away yet things are still a mess.

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

petearballo thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Jul 09, 2013
  • JCLBrianB rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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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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