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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Karl Urban
Olivia Thirlby
Lena Headey
Wood Harris
Directors
Pete Travis
Screenwriters
Alex Garland
Running Time
95 minutes

Dredd
He is the law, apparently


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Plot
Judge Dredd (Urban), Mega-City One’s top law enforcer, is reluctantly paired with psychic rookie Anderson (Thirlby) as her assessor for the day – a day that quickly sees them trapped in Peach Trees, a 200-storey megablock, by psycho Ma-Ma (Headey), who, with her hordes of minions, is dealing in a new drug called Slo-mo. Their only way out: up.


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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