Dredd 3D

Dredd 3D

Dredd 3D

3D re-adaptation of the violent sci-fi comic set in a post-apocalyptic future where police are given the powers of judge, jury and executioner. It's just another day upholding the law in overcrowded Mega-City One for Judge Dredd (Kiwi Karl Urban), partnered with a rookie cop (Olivia Thirlby). Responding to a seemingly regular call-out - to a 200-level slum - the pair are forced to take on a heavily-armed gang dealing in the reality-altering drug SLO-MO.

With a script by Alex Garland (28 Days LaterSunshine) that stays true to the comics (unlike Sylvester Stallone’s 1995 helmet-off version). The Judge Dredd character first appeared in 1977, in British comic 2000 AD.

2012Rating: R18, contains graphic violence & offensive language95 minsUK, USA
ActionScience Fiction3D
89%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Grim, gritty and ultra-violent, Dredd reinstates the somber brutality missing from the U.K. comicbook icon's previous screen outing.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Grungy, compact and delightfully violent, Dredd wants to hit you as hard as it can. The sequel may be the movie you really want, but for now, justice has been done.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The impressively lean script by Alex Garland (28 Days Later) is shorn of almost all superfluity beyond a few dud Schwarzeneggeresque kiss-offs, while Anthony Dod Mantle's sensational widescreen cinematography harkens back to the tension-inducing inventiveness of early John Carpenter.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In a world of compromised adaptations, Dredd is something of a triumph.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Pitched at the right level to please original fans, but still slick and accessible enough to attract new ones, Dredd 3D feels like a smart and muscular addition to the sci-fi action genre.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There was much to dread about this new iteration of Dredd, but it's a solid, occasionally excellent take on the character, with Urban's chin particularly impressive.

3.0
0
Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

press

The stylish sci-fi film makes some eye-popping and unexpected choices that add up to one heck of a fun film.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Mostly a bunch of flatly staged bits of action shot against anonymous backgrounds.

0

Essentially a futuristic/Westernised version of The Raid, Dredd delivers on some serious kickassery. With such a limited budget I imagine most of it was spent on the countless squibs and explosives yet, despite this, it doesn't skimp on the feel or depth behind the gore. Whilst it is viciously violent - a nice change from the muted action flicks of late, it...

4.0
0

Ok - so this is nowhere near as bad, icky and kid-friendly as Sly Stallone's 1995 abomination, 'Judge Dredd' - but it's also nowhere near the Dredd I know. This (like all reviews) is a personal thing for me. See, I was raised by Dredd. Not that my dad was a Mega-City Judge - but because, long ago in a far-away land called the UK, there were no cool comic...

3.0
0

Lets put aside the terrible previous attempt and a recent movie with a similar premise, and rate this for a viewer looking for an action movie. It is a bloody awesome action movie, and shows that 3d does not have to be annoying method of making you pay more for your movie. Joe Dredd is brought to life in a most excellent manner, understated, dry, and...

5.0
0

The trailer said it all for me. Low budget, with a scenario that John Carpenter or Paul Verhoeven would have had a ball with, but alas were nowhere in sight! Also nowhere in sight was the dark humour and oddball insanity that characterises the comics. The incidental idiocy that occurs in 2000AD's Dredd is part of its appeal. As is the punk/post-punk...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Grim, gritty and ultra-violent, Dredd reinstates the somber brutality missing from the U.K. comicbook icon's previous screen outing.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Grungy, compact and delightfully violent, Dredd wants to hit you as hard as it can. The sequel may be the movie you really want, but for now, justice has been done.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The impressively lean script by Alex Garland (28 Days Later) is shorn of almost all superfluity beyond a few dud Schwarzeneggeresque kiss-offs, while Anthony Dod Mantle's sensational widescreen cinematography harkens back to the tension-inducing inventiveness of early John Carpenter.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In a world of compromised adaptations, Dredd is something of a triumph.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Pitched at the right level to please original fans, but still slick and accessible enough to attract new ones, Dredd 3D feels like a smart and muscular addition to the sci-fi action genre.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There was much to dread about this new iteration of Dredd, but it's a solid, occasionally excellent take on the character, with Urban's chin particularly impressive.

3.0
0
Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

press

The stylish sci-fi film makes some eye-popping and unexpected choices that add up to one heck of a fun film.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Mostly a bunch of flatly staged bits of action shot against anonymous backgrounds.

0

Essentially a futuristic/Westernised version of The Raid, Dredd delivers on some serious kickassery. With such a limited budget I imagine most of it was spent on the countless squibs and explosives yet, despite this, it doesn't skimp on the feel or depth behind the gore. Whilst it is viciously violent - a nice change from the muted action flicks of late,...

4.0
0

Ok - so this is nowhere near as bad, icky and kid-friendly as Sly Stallone's 1995 abomination, 'Judge Dredd' - but it's also nowhere near the Dredd I know. This (like all reviews) is a personal thing for me. See, I was raised by Dredd. Not that my dad was a Mega-City Judge - but because, long ago in a far-away land called the UK, there were no cool comic...

3.0
0

Lets put aside the terrible previous attempt and a recent movie with a similar premise, and rate this for a viewer looking for an action movie. It is a bloody awesome action movie, and shows that 3d does not have to be annoying method of making you pay more for your movie. Joe Dredd is brought to life in a most excellent manner, understated, dry, and...

5.0
0

The trailer said it all for me. Low budget, with a scenario that John Carpenter or Paul Verhoeven would have had a ball with, but alas were nowhere in sight! Also nowhere in sight was the dark humour and oddball insanity that characterises the comics. The incidental idiocy that occurs in 2000AD's Dredd is part of its appeal. As is the punk/post-punk...

3.0
0