Dredd

release date:September 21, 2012
Tuesday January 8, 2013 (dvd)
genre:Action
running time:95 min.
director:Pete Travis
studio:Alliance Films
producer(s):Andrew Macdonald, Alex Garland, Allon Reich
screenplay:Alex Garland
cast:Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris, Domhnall Gleeson
Current Tribute rating: Current rating: 3.61    Rate Movie     User Reviews

Dredd Movie Synopsis

Set in the future, the world is depicted as nothing but a wasteland. Off an eastern coast lies Mega City One—a metropolis where criminals rule the streets and the only form of order is in a police force known as the "Judges." They hold the combined powers of judge, jury, and executioner.

Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is a law enforcement officer who belongs to this elite corps. He is well-known and feared throughout the city as he faces the everyday challenge of getting rid of the latest scum. His latest assignment is to take down a gang at the heart of a dangerous drug epidemic called SLO-MO, which alters reality by making time feel like it's passing at a fraction of its real speed.

In order to stop the gang that is producing and dealing the drug, Dredd teams up with Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a trainee with powerful psychic abilities. Together they learn that Ma-Ma (Lena Headey)—a prostitute turned drug lord— controls the ruthless clan and has waged a war against the Judges. What results is a vicious battle between Ma-Ma's clan and the Judges in a fight to the death.

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  A dark, gritty masterpiece complete with the perfect amount of cheesy lines. Loved it.

  Haha, people who dislike this movie are retards. This movie delivers on every promise. Badass hero - check, lame ass villains - check, no way this could be real - check. What more do you want? You didn't come to watch Good Will Hunting, did you?

  Ok, I have to say this is much better than the Sylvester Stallone one. More true to the comic and far grittier than the other. Love Karl Urban. I think he is an under-rated actor.