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"DREDD"
(2012) (Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Minor
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Sci-Fi/Action: A post-apocalyptic cop, who can act as judge, jury and executioner, finds himself trapped in a locked down skyscraper as he and his rookie partner try to take down a drug lord who's dealing a mind-altering drug.
PLOT:
In a post-apocalyptic world, more than 800 million live in Mega-City One, a vast metropolis that stretches from what was once Washington, D.C. to Boston. It's a dangerous place, made worse by the introduction of a new addictive drug known as "Slo-Mo" that alters the user's perception of time. The purveyor of that is Madeline Madrigal, a.k.a. Ma-Ma (LENA HEADEY), and when she infuses three men with the drug and has their skinned bodies tossed from the 200 story slum tower where she runs her business, Judge Dredd (KARL URBAN) heads to the scene to investigate.

Dredd is just one of many law enforcers who simultaneously play out the roles of a combination of cop, judge, jury and executioner and he brings along rookie Judge Anderson (OLIVIA THIRLBY) who he's been asked to evaluate for full duty. Using her psychic powers, they arrest one of Ma-Ma's henchmen, Kay (WOOD HARRIS), but then finds themselves facing a death order from the drug lord. Ending up trapped in the sealed high-rise, the two must fight their way through various armed goons as they try to get to and stop Ma-Ma.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens might be interested if they're into shoot 'em up action flicks that look like similar video games.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content.


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