Dredd 3D Reviews

  • Who would have guessed that Karl Urban would be the baddest-ass mofo of 2012 so far?

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • Urban manages to give a credibly wry performance using little more than his gravelly, imitation-Eastwood voice - and his chin.

    Darren Franich — Entertainment Weekly

  • 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.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • While not for the squeamish, Dredd 3D is an effectively gritty B movie accentuated by stylish visuals and irreverent humor.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • This, finally, is the Dredd movie comic book readers have been anticipating.

    Sean O'Connell — Washington Post

  • In a generic way, the environment works. But it drains the material of what should be most unique about it, and leaves Urban twisting despite a tightly coiled performance.

    Tom Russo — Boston Globe

  • Dredd is proudly degenerate-and it never feels compelled to slow down and explain itself.

    Simon Abrams — Village Voice

  • "Dredd" is a lot of murk and grunt with no inner engine. And the unnecessary 3-D only makes it look muddier.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • What's exceptional is the orchestration of color, form, light and dark (lots of dark), 3-D technology and digital effects into a look that amounts to a vision.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • This isn't a bad movie version of 'Judge Dredd,' but it's also too little too late.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • Dredd 3D isn't revelatory, nor does it redefine any of the genres it splashes among as it goes its merry, bloody way, but as goofy-gory self-satire high-tech low-morality future-cop epics go, it's charmingly diabolical.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • For sci-fi action fans, it's an instant classic.

    David Hiltbrand — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • With its dark characters and the grim setting, the film masterfully creates a compelling, nightmarish atmosphere.

    Randy Cordova — Arizona Republic

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

    Geoff Berkshire — Variety

  • My notes are as follows: "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy."

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Essentially a futuristic take on Die Hard or The Raid: Redemption, this is a violent, gory and faithful execution of the character that fans should rejoice at.

    Raju Mudhar — Toronto Star

  • Sit back and enjoy, the movie earns every morsel of entertainment goodness.

    Laremy Legel — Film.com

  • "Dredd 3D" may present a dreary vision of the future, but it offers a promising encapsulation of the modern action movie.

    Eric Kohn — indieWIRE

  • Not much of what Dredd has to offer is new or groundbreaking, but the fusion of familiar elements generates a smartly-paced, suspenseful 90 minutes that's a vast improvement over the 1995 film ...

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • Dredd 3D constantly impresses on a visual level, with a gritty style more akin to cult hits like District 9 or 28 Days Later than to standard Hollywood comic-book blockbusters.

    Stephen Dalton — Hollywood Reporter

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