In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
DREDD is a sci-fi action film based on the popular comic strip. It is set in a post-apocalyptic America in which law and order is maintained by the 'Judges', who have the power to arrest and try suspects, as well as the right to carry out sentences, including execution. One of them, Judge Dredd, is sent into a tower block to investigate a series of murders.
There is frequent strong violence throughout, much of which is bloody and gory in nature, and some of which dwells on the infliction of pain and injury. For example, there is sight of a man being skinned alive and sight of a man's face burning and disintegrating. In one scene a man pulls a woman's head towards his crotch, after which we see blood around her mouth, implying she has bitten off his penis.
The film also contains strong threat and a brief moment of implied sexual violence, in which a man hits a woman. However, the scene is brief and discreet, only implying a violent sexual fantasy inside a criminal's mind.
There is frequent use of strong language and frequent use of a futuristic drug which has the ability to prolong pleasure. The drug is used for recreational purposes but also as a form of torture by the villains because of its ability to slow down the perception of time. However, because the drug does not actually exist, there is no endorsement of drug use in the real world.
Langley Kirkwood, Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby, Karl Urban