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Dredd 3D (2012) These days, the typical Hollywood action movie is a bloodless PG-13 affair featuring a protagonist on a journey of self-discovery. Then there's Dredd 3D ,… 2012-09-21 R PT98M Action/Adventure Lena Headey Karl Urban Lionsgate
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Dredd 3D (2012)

MPAA Rating: R

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TEENAGE DREAM Karl Urban plays cop Jude Dredd after aspiring for decades for the role
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TEENAGE DREAM Karl Urban plays cop Jude Dredd after aspiring for decades for the role
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 21, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 98 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Lena Headey and Karl Urban; Distributor: Lionsgate

These days, the typical Hollywood action movie is a bloodless PG-13 affair featuring a protagonist on a journey of self-discovery. Then there's Dredd 3D, a darkly funny blood-soaked romp about a guy in a helmet who kills a lot of people. Karl Urban stars as a supercop locked in a skyscraper filled with criminals who want him dead. Adapted from the same British comic as Stallone's forgettable Judge Dredd, this one makes the most of a familiar Die Hard-ish premise. Director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle creates an evocative dirty-neon future world. Paul Leonard-Morgan's thumping techno soundtrack is thrilling. And Urban manages to give a credibly wry performance using little more than his gravelly, imitation-Eastwood voice — and his chin. B+

Originally posted Sep 19, 2012 Published in issue #1226 Sep 28, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Apr 20 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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1. $26.6 3 $201.5 B+
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$22.5 2 $75.4 C+
3. $21.5 1 $28.5 C
4.
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$11.2 1 $11.2 C
5.
A Haunted House 2
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$9.1 1 $9.1 D
6.
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$5.9 2 $19.5 B
7.
Divergent
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$5.7 5 $133.9 B+
8.
Oculus
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$5.2 2 $21.2 C
9.
Noah
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$5.0 4 $93.3 C+
10.
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$4.8 5 $48.3 NA
* in millions