Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd

Danny Cannon (1995)

91min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Star Wars meets Ben-Hur in director Danny Cannon's imaginatively over-the-top rendering of the celebrated 2000 AD comic-strip hero. In the future, the world has formed into densely populated Mega Cities with the Cursed Earth being the uninhabitable region lying between them. Law and order is maintained by a fleet of elite officers who are judge, jury and executioner rolled into one, and Judge Dredd (Sylvester Stallone) is the most prolific of the brigade. This is how fans like their Stallone served up best - without subtlety, monosyllabic, biceps bulging and in constant action. Diane Lane as Judge Hershey, the romantic judge with a conscience, has some excellent moments, and Armand Assante puts in a fine performance of manic evil as a villain with a secret. By accenting the humour of the comic rather than its grittiness, this may not be as successful an adaptation as 2012's Dredd, but it's full of flash, has plenty of bang and packs a considerable wallop.

Summary

A law enforcer in a post-apocalyptic city is framed for a series of crimes committed by a fugitive who shares his DNA. He escapes while being taken to prison and returns to hunt down the culprit and clear his own name. Sci-fi adventure based on the 2000AD comic-strip, starring Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Max von Sydow, Diane Lane and Rob Schneider.

Cast & Crew

Judge Dredd Sylvester Stallone
Rico Armand Assante
Fergie Rob Schneider
Judge Griffin Jürgen Prochnow
Judge Fargo Max von Sydow
Judge Hershey Diane Lane
McGruder Joanna Miles
Ilsa Joan Chen
Olmeyer Balthazar Getty
Hammond Mitchell Ryan
Geiger Ian Dury
Mean Machine Christopher Adamson
Pa Angel Scott Wilson
Narrator James Earl Jones
Junior Angel Ewen Bremner
Director Danny Cannon
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Guild Film Distribution LtdGuidance: Violence. Available on: video and DVD
Drama