The movie, by the end, practically seems intent on destroying itself.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Although it is full of noise and fake firepower, Dredd simply lies there on the screen until the final scenes.
Caryn James - New York Times
Never has such a big, dumb movie seemed so small, as it shrinks from Blade Runner sharp to Jetsonian junky.
Susan Wloszczyna - USA Today
Aside from the affable Schneider and the able Lane, the cast seems to be in deep shock. Um, make that Dredd lock.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
Stallone survives it, but his supporting cast, also including an uninvolved Joan Chen and a tremendously intense Jurgen Prochnow, isn't well used.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Directed without inspiration by Danny Cannon from a stupid script by Michael De Luca, William Wisher, and Steven de Souza.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
A thunderous, unoriginal futuristic hardware show for teenage boys.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
Sometimes, it's rather amusing, but it's impossible to decide whether this is accidental or on purpose.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The director doesn't provide much kinetic movie-making pleasure but he knows enough to jam the screen with clamor. It's not excitement, exactly. It's simulated excitement.
Peter Rainer - Los Angeles Times
'90's Stallone action movie guilty of nonstop violence.
Brian Costello - Common Sense Media
It stands no chance of being mistaken for a good movie.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
If it can't stay true to the title character, it at least delivers a little modest popcorn fun to those willing to lower their sights.
Rob Vaux - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Feels more like the Adventures of Sly Stallone: Future Warrior...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
A diffuse, uninvolving star vehicle aimed at saving Stallone's box-office viability manages to display most of his weaknesses.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
A bomb; I dread having to ever see this turkey again.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Isn't helped by Sylvester Stallone's embarassingly awkward performance.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Um personagem sem carisma em uma historia sem sentido.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
This slam-bang Stallone vehicle never quite delivers what its confident, fizzing visuals seem to promise.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Not as worthless as it looks ... but close.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Feh!!!!! Sly sucked. The comic book sucked worse.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly
For a good laugh, check it out; for good action, look elsewhere.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Sarah Chauncey - Reel.com
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Spence D. - IGN Movies
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Nicolas Lacroix - EnPrimeur.ca
Blake French - NutzWorld
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
If there was ever a film that made you want to pretend you were Ray Milland in the last reel of 'X', this was it.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
The kind of film that defines guilty pleasure. Stallone and Schneider are miscast, but the mindless sci-fi action is fun.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A fairly loud, pointless exercise in future-cop heroics, with Sylvester Stallone as a one-man cop, jury and judge who gets set up in order to .. oh, like you can't figure it out.
James Rocchi - Netflix
Definitely a guilty pleasure - and Stallone should never have taken off his helmet - but it's not nearly as bad as everyone claims.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
Usually engaging and sympathetic, Stallone is blank and tongue-tied here, an immovable slab in the midst of 95 minutes of gunfire, explosions and Gothic excess.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Astronomically budgeted but minusculely plotted.
Pat Kramer - Boxoffice Magazine
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
In the future, the world sucks.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
All in all a better-than-average adaptation of a way-above-average comic.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Most of the time the sound effects are so loud that much of the poetic and subtly nuanced dialogue is unintelligible.
Barbara Shulgasser - San Francisco Examiner
Good action, but mumbled dialog and shallow charcterizations.
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
What did you expect a Judge Dredd movie to be? Ingmar Bergman?
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
There's a few things done right, but they are outweighed by many misfires.
Angie Errigo - Empire Magazine
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
This is just another video game without the interaction, a movie that seems to have no purpose other than simple-minded thrills and spills.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City