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Dredd 3D | 2012 | R | - 5.8.9

In the latest reboot of the British comic book franchise, the futuristic one-man judge, jury, and executioner Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and his mind-reading rookie partner (Olivia Thirlby) are called to a 200-story tenement after three people fall to their deaths. But they find themselves trapped inside by a drug queenpin (Lena Headey) bent on killing them. Also with Rakie Ayola, Jason Cope and Rachel Wood. Directed by Pete Travis. [1:36]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man imagines having sex with a woman and we see the woman nude (we see bare breasts, buttocks and legs) and we see her bent over and he stands behind her.
 We hear that a woman was a prostitute (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man imagines a woman taking off her clothes (we see her bare shoulders and back) and the woman imagines biting his genitals off (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A woman is shown in a bathtub and her bare shoulders and upper chest are visible. We see a man's bare abdomen when his shirt is pulled up (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).


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VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A door is blown open and we see several people shot in slow motion: one man is blown back from the force of the blast (we see the flesh on his abdomen and chest flutter from the force), another man is shot through the cheek and mouth (we see the bullet enter and exit taking tissue with it and leaving a bloody hole), another man is shot through the face leaving a gaping bloody wound (we see part of his teeth through the hole) and another through the abdomen (we see bloody wound).
 Three men are bound and are bloody from being beaten as a woman tells other men to "skin them and throw them off a balcony": we see a glimpse of skin being flayed with a large knife in a few flashback scenes and we hear men screaming as the skinning is taking place; the three already blood-soaked bodies flatten when they hit the ground (pedestrians scream and scatter). We see another glimpse of a man being flayed with a large knife and we hear the man screaming.
 A man's head is blown off by a high-powered bullet (we see the bloody body with the head missing). A woman is pushed through a plate glass window and falls many stories to her death (we see splatter from underneath as her face hits the ground first).
 A huge gun is loaded and fired into an area where a man and a woman are trapped: we see many people struck by bullets and blood splatters, sprays and puddles. A man is shot through the back and we see a bloody hole in his protective vest and blood smears on the wall behind him. A man is shot repeatedly in the back and neck and falls dead with a lot of blood visible.
 A man with a gun runs through a crowded mall and shoots several people as he goes (we see the dead and very bloody bodies with puddles of blood under and around them), he holds a woman with a gun to her head and he is shot in the mouth with a bullet that sets his head on fire (we see his face turn red and smolder and flames come out of his mouth and eyes). A man shoots another man several times in the face and we see his face blow to pieces with a lot of blood and he then shoots another man. Four men are shot and they flop to the floor dead as blood splatters and sprays. Several armed men shoot into a booth thinking a man is inside and we see the bloody body of a man tied up inside afterwards (it looks like his lip is torn of and dangling from his chin). A man is shot in the head and falls dead (we see a lot of blood). A man fires a gun at a woman, and the gun explodes and takes off his arm (we see the bloody stump as he collapses to the floor). Two men are shot in the back and many people run and scream. Two teens with guns threaten a man and a woman, who stun them (the teens fall to the floor). A woman is shot in the abdomen (we see a bloody wound). A woman is shot and falls back.
 Several men burst into flames and run around screaming after an incendiary bullet is shot at them. Gas grenades are thrown in a stairwell, people gasp and cough and several men are shot (they are thrown by the impact of the bullets and blood splatters). A stun grenade is thrown into a group of armed men and they are shot repeatedly (we see blood spray and pour); one man with a bloody face pleads for his life and he is shot at close range. Several men are shot and the flip and are thrown from the impact as blood splatters and sprays.
 A man on a motorcycle chases a van driving erratically on a highway (we see the occupants doing drugs), one of the people in the van shoots at the motorcyclist as they speed through traffic, the van runs into a pedestrian and blood splatters on the windshield (we see the pedestrian with bloody wounds roll on the street), the motorcyclist shoots out the van's tire causing it to flip and we see two men dead inside the overturned van (they are covered in blood). A man is crushed under a heavy security door (we hear a squish and see a puddle of blood on the floor where he had been)
 Two men fight with punches and kicks, they slam each other into walls and floors and one hits the other hard in the throat, collapsing his windpipe (we see the throat caved in); he gasps, spits blood and collapses dead. A man throws another man over a balcony (we see him fall and he screams on the way down). A man beats a prisoner and we see blood on his face; he then head butts him in the face with his helmet and holds his throat (the man is let go and coughs). A woman punches a man hard in the face (we see his bloody nose and mouth). A woman punches a man hard in the face and we see his bloody nose.
 We hear about a clan taking over a building and we see several killings in quick succession (we see a lot of blood spray and splatter). We see a woman pressing her thumbs into a man's eyes (we see the eyes bloody and we see the man later with what looks like camera shutters in his eye sockets).
 A man grabs a woman's gun and holds it to her head as he gets on an elevator with her. A woman holds a knife to a man's stomach while forcing him to do something. A woman imagines biting a man's genitals off (we see and hear the man scream).
 We see several bloody bodies piled in a cart and being wheeled away and a floor-cleaning machine sweeping up pools of blood. A woman has deep scars on her face and we hear that her pimp mutilated her and that she "feminized" a client by biting off his genitals (we see a flashback of her face and mouth covered with blood). A man lifts tarps covering dead bodies and we see large pools of blood, and very bloody and flattened bodies; he opens the mouth of one of the victims and identifies him as a drug user. A man patches a wound in his abdomen and we see the gaping hole being filled with a foam, and then stapled shut and cinched closed. A woman attaches a device to the inside of her wrist (we see blood at the entry points).
 A man and a woman burst into an apartment and one holds a woman covering her mouth as armed men walk outside her door. Huge metal security doors enclosed a large, high-rise building and we see people inside become alarmed as everything becomes dark before lights come on. Gates close off a level of a building trapping a man and a woman. People milling around on a street throw rocks at a justice vehicle.
 A woman's voice is heard over a loudspeaker and she threatens, "I will kill them and the next generation of their families." A man talks about "the things the clan would do to you" talking to a woman and he imagines having sex with her (we see her bent over as he stands behind her). A woman tells a man "There will be no raping and no torture" of a prisoner. A man talks about someone having "Three stumpy arms." A man says, "Make her dead." We hear a police dispatch announcement about shots being fired and officers on motorcycles are dispatched to the scene. We hear that a woman's parents died of cancer caused by nuclear fallout. We hear a voiceover describing an "irradiated wasteland" and a "cursed Earth." Graffiti on a wall reads "No Mutes."


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LANGUAGE 9 - About 47 F-words and its derivatives, 1 sexual reference, 9 scatological terms, 1 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (dead meat, hot shot, dumb, mutes, sick, your kind), exclamations (shut up), religious profanities, 1 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - The occupants of a van driving erratically on a highway are doing drugs (using an inhaler to ingest the drug that slows everything down), a woman in a bathtub inhales a drug and it causes what she sees to move in slow motion, a man is given a hit of a drug from an inhaler before being push off a balcony, two men inhale a drug and lie back when overcome by the effects, a woman is given a drug to inhale, we see many people working in a drug production facility.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Chaos, order, dispensing justice, orphans, nuclear devastation, death of parents, mutants, corruption, betrayal, psychics.

MESSAGE - People can make a difference anywhere.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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