(2012)

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80
Pitched at the right level to please original fans, but still slick and accessible enough to attract new ones, Dredd 3D feels like a smart and muscular addition to the sci-fi action genre.
80
The Guardian
In a world of compromised adaptations, Dredd is something of a triumph.
80
The impressively lean script by Alex Garland (28 Days Later) is shorn of almost all superfluity beyond a few dud Schwarzeneggeresque kiss-offs, while Anthony Dod Mantle's sensational widescreen cinematography harkens back to the tension-inducing inventiveness of early John Carpenter.
80
Village Voice
Dredd is proudly degenerate - and it never feels compelled to slow down and explain itself.
75
If there's a serious disappointment, it's the villain. Ma-Ma, despite being played with over-the-top zest by Lena Headey, isn't a very impressive foil for the mighty Judge Dredd, even when she calls for "back-up."
70
Variety
Grim, gritty and ultra-violent, Dredd reinstates the somber brutality missing from the U.K. comicbook icon's previous screen outing.
67
Dredd is a video game procedural tied to great visuals, but one without deeper substance to make its experience remotely meaningful.
60
There was much to dread about this new iteration of Dredd, but it's a solid, occasionally excellent take on the character, with Urban's chin particularly impressive.
60
Grungy, compact and delightfully violent, Dredd wants to hit you as hard as it can. The sequel may be the movie you really want, but for now, justice has been done.
60
Boxoffice Magazine
The stylish sci-fi film makes some eye-popping and unexpected choices that add up to one heck of a fun film.

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