In a dystopic future, where urban areas have grown into megacities that cover entire coastal regions, the justice system has evolved to a single person invested with the power of police, judge, jury, and executioner: the Judge. Among the Judges of Mega-City One, Judge Dredd is one of the best, and a particular favorite of the Head of the Council, Judge Fargo. But there are evil forces at work in the Justice Dept: block riots and the escape of Rico, a homicidal maniac, are only steps in a plan that ultimately lead to the sentencing of Dredd for a murder he didn't commit. And Dredd must discover the secrets of his own past and survive to stop the evildoers.
Directed by: Danny Cannon
. Starring: Sylvester Stallone
, Armand Assante
, Rob Schneider
, Jürgen Prochnow
, Max von Sydow
, Diane Lane
, Joanna Miles
, Joan Chen
, Balthazar Getty
, Maurice Roëves
, Ian Dury
, Christopher Adamson
, Ewen Bremner
. Music by: Alan Silvestri
Judge Dredd - The Rant! This is one of the worst Stallone movies i have seen so far in the 90's. I only hate Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot and this flop of a movie. This movie could be a bad-ass rated - R sci-fi futuristic action movie but NO! Stallone and Steven E. de Souza ruined this movie. Steven E. de Souza ruined Street Fighter in which Van Damme played! Steven E. de Souza ruined this film with slapstick comedy, the back story about, comedian sidekick. Action scenes are lame. Movie is boring. This is missed opportunity for Stallone. It could have been a good movie and it wasn't. Do I think Dredd from 2012 is better bad-ass action movie than Judge Dredd? Hell Yes! Dredd (2012) is the best sci-fi action film I saw.
I did not read the comic books but is also disappointing that Dredd takes his helmet off. Why does Stallone have a blue eyes? In most of his movies Stallone has a brown eyes even in Rocky IV has brown eyes you can see that. This is not Stallone I remember he dosen't act like that. I don't know why Stallone did this movie or why he accept this role, that it wasn't meant for him. Steven E. de Souza completly ruined the script, the film is cut. Also Stallone was disappointed him self with this flick. Stallone already played Judge Dredd in 1986 called Cobra. Marion "Cobra" Cobretti is Judge Dredd - The strong arm of the law. Crime is the disease meet the cure." He already played Judge Dredd that's Cobra he alredy played that movie. "This is where the law stops and I start..." This could be Cobra II but it wasn't. Stallone played Judge Dredd twice he was the 21st century's most dangerous cop Sgt. John Spartan (a.k.a "The Demolition Man"). Demolition Man that is Judge Dredd! John Spartan was already framed for involuntary manslaughter, Spartan was placed in the cryo-prison for a sentence of 70 years. Demolition Man is a bad-ass action sci-fi futuristic movie that is Judge Dredd. I recommend that movie to everyone. It is my personal favorite movie, it is my movie.
I hate Rob Schneider a humoristic comedian sidekick. I think that was really a shame Dredd without helmet and with a comedian humoristic sidekick. The villians were weak bad guys!! Armand Assante I like and respeact he come visit Slovenia, Bled in 2000 and he like it. This role just wasn't for Armand Assante because the villian he played was weak and the cast who played villians were weak. There is no memorable villains or gangs in here. The action is really lame. The story is lame it was wrong and it dosen't work.
The acting from Armand Assante as Rico is lame "You want caos I am caos." Or that Rico and Dredd are brothers is stupid! Dredd is framed for a crime he did not commit that was already in Demolition Man and Tango & Cash!! When Rico uses his DNK in his lab for Project Janos he was trying to create a clones so that he will run the city and he will create mass destructive army. But that plot was already used. It was in Demolition Man. When Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) was unfreezing Crycons so that he will create an army of killers. Than Dredd gets another sidekick by Diane Lane as Barbara Hershey. But we already had a lady sidekick in Demolition Man that was Sandra Bullock - Lenina Huxley!
When I watch this movie not only humor is bad, but I would rather watch Blade Runner (1982) because special effect in Blade Runner are much better create it. It is much better future than in this movie. I would rather watch Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) which is miles way better sci-fi movie. Dredd (2012) is a bad-ass much better movie. Judge Dredd is a failure. I hate this movie. Karl Urban is better Dredd! "Ma Ma is not Law, I am the Law!" Karl Urban acted perfectly as Dredd. That movie reboot was based on comic book story. This movie is not and it is one of the worst superhero movies ever.
A real disappointing Stallone flick ever. I rented this film on VHS in the video store in 1997 when I was a kid and even that time I thought this movie is bad with a bad name and it is weak. This is not an action movie. I like The Specialist that Sly made in 1994 I gave it pass it was a cheesy revenge film but I still like it. This movie I am not giving a pass. Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Bad Boys and GoldenEye - 007 come out the same year in 1995 and they were more successfully action movies than Judge Dredd. Directed was by Danny Cannon who also directed I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) and I like that film, but I hate Judge Dredd!
This movie is better than Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Stallone made, but that's all.
Review by NightmareOnElmStreetFan from the Internet Movie Database.