Dredd 3-D

(R) ★★☆☆☆

In the futuristic, vermin-infested Mega City, the building known as Peach Tree is run by a gangland ruler played by Lena Headey, who controls the flow of the latest drug, Slo-Mo. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and his psychic protege (Olivia Thirlby) square off against the bad people. The violence is ever-present and gratuitous, the film playing out like a video game complete with levels. Not a strong effort, but the gamers will love it.

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