Action / Sci-fi
Director: Pete Travis
Running time: 93 mins Released: 7th September 2012
Hoping to erase memories of Sylvester Stallone's epic '90s misfire, Hollywood cunningly drops the 'Judge' part from the title of this dystopian comic book tale. In the future America is an irradiated wasteland, and Mega City One is a violent metropolis where criminals rule. Fearsome urban cops known as 'judges' are the only ones who dare to go up against murderers and thieves. Society has degenerated to such an extent that judges have the power to execute criminals on the spot. Dredd (Karl Urban), one of the best judges, is tasked with investigating a drug known as Slo-Mo which causes people to experience reality in slow motion. He ventures into the territory of drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Hedey) to eradicate the scourge, along with rookie judge Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby).