Summary: Dredd is your typical action, shoot-em-up movie with a little dystopian science fiction thrown in. The characters are pretty well developed and easy to like. That mixed with the unoriginal yet still interesting plot kept me in my seat. The actors they pulled into the film certainly aided the films likeability, but even with Dredd's helmet on through the movie (certainly a plus with source material fans), the one-dimensional acting Karl Urban gave was nothing less of...
Summary: Obviously the film is simply about the cops in the world of chaos dominated by drug dealers. This film is cool though, that SLO-MO substance is a killer, and the voice-activated guns is perfect for a dramatic and heroic action scenes, like you whisper the kind of shot you want and boom, you kill them all!
Excerpt: It may have essentially the same plot as The Raid, but there is still a lot to enjoy here. Dredd here is a far more interesting character, primarily because he remains enigmatic throughout the film, leaving the audience wanting to know more about him. The setting is also left open for future exploration in sequels, as the simple plot here focuses more on Dredd as a character and how he operates.
Summary: If you like your violence served relentless and with a bit of style - Dredd is all yours. Despite trying to appear cool - Dredd is a pretty forgettable action film - even though Lena Headey makes a badass villain. Urban never takes off his helmet (staying true to the source material) unfortunately, his performance consists of frowning and talking in a deep voice (oh, and shooting lots of people).
Summary: A dumb, brainless remake of a dumb, brainless movie that isn't very good (or much fun) to begin with. It has a few good moments (the slow-motion drug scenes were pretty cool), but ultimately it prefers style over substance without providing much memorable style. Forgettable trash.
Excerpt: Directed by Pete Travis Starring Karl Urban, Lena Headey and Olivia Thirlby 2/4 A futuristic world is filled with chaos. Here comes Pete Travis who brings in the lawmaker and his man the Dredd (Karl Urban) The Judges decide what is to be done to control the chaos in the city. To the trouble there is a narcotic leader called as Ma-Ma (played by Lena Headey). She orders chaos and bring the judges down. But Dredd is there for the judgement day.
Excerpt: This 21st Century incarnation of Judge Dredd is a far cry superior version to Stallone's now "cheesier" version from 1995. This time Karl Urban aka new Star Trek's Bones McCoy leads the way in this brutally good movie. The plot is simple and to the point and a whole lotta blood & bullets. Lionsgate blu shines with a colorful pristine print along with a well balanced 7.1 DTS track.
Excerpt: I was amazed how the story is well developed and well paced. This definitely not suitable for kids due to graphic violence and intense gore. I loved how the movie is based on a raw graphic novel comic version. the 2D picture and sound is definitely top notch. I can see every detail on my LED screen. Action at its best.