The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One--a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge--a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
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, 09.20.2012
While not for the squeamish, Dredd 3D is an effectively gritty B movie accentuated by stylish visuals and irreverent humor.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 09.21.2012
It's savage, beautiful and loads of fun.Joel Arnold, NPR, 09.20.2012
A fine piece of cheap entertainment.Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 09.20.2012