JUDGE DREDD (1995 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.8|5.0 Starsìì

Judge Dredd works on a straight forward, well-displayed action story line. While Sylvester Stallone has the perfect ‘look’ for Judge Dredd, he plays his character as Sylvester Stallone and it doesn’t work in this film like it has worked in previous films. Rob Schneider makes a fun and interesting offset to Stallone as the character, Fergie; but, the amateurish directing takes a deep and cutting toll on this futuristic movie.

Storyline

In the year 2080 humans live in mega cities policed by ‘judges’ who not only arrest offenders but also serve as judge, jury, and executioners. Judge Joseph Dredd comes under false accusation for murder and needs to clear his name.

Additional Thanks

Fair Work for Director Danny Cannon. Thank you to Executive Producers Edward R. Pressman and Andrew G. Vajna for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Rico (Armand Assante), Judge Griffin (Jürgen Prochnow), Judge Fargo (Max von Sydow), Judge Hershey (Diane Lane), McGruder (Joanna Miles), Ilsa (Joan Chen), Olmeyer (Balthazar Getty), and Miller (Maurice Roëves).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It ‘kind of’ works like a cult classic. The movie has its own interesting appeal, fair to good action scenes; but it doesn’t deliver like we expect a Stallone film to deliver.

Ben Meyers

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