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Dredd (2012)

Director:
Pete Travis
COUNTRY
UK/South Africa
GENRE
Science Fiction/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Dredd
RUNNING TIME
95 minutes
Producer:
Alex Garland
Andrew MacDonald
Allon Reich
Screenwriter (based on Judge Dredd by Wagner/Ezquerra)
Alex Garland


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Judge Dredd Karl Urban
Judge Cassandra Anderson Olivia Thirlby
Ma-Ma Lena Headey
Kay Wood Harris

 

Review

Clever, exhilarating sci-fi action based on Wagner/Exquerra's Judge Dredd character and set in a dystopian near-future where a sadistic drug lord called Ma-Ma operates out of her 200-storey, high-security apartment block, filled with both criminals and ordinary families. Although camouflaged and marketed as a regular action-movie, Dredd has more on offer than what at first meets the eye. As directed by Pete Travis and written by Alex Garland, the film combines crisp, hard-hitting action with interesting observations on more than one level, and the result is a film that works both when you watch it and holds up afterwards, despite the fact that Garland far from is reinventing the wheel here, let alone the dystopian sci-fi genre. Karl Urban gives a crudely effective performance in the title role, seemingly inspired by Christian Bale's Batman.

Copyright 21.11.2013 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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