Despite being given powers of judge, jury, and executioner, the Judges are "losing control of the city" because of...reasons. But Dredd is on the case. I wasn't in a good mood for this film, and maybe didn't give it a fair chance, which is why I didn't rate it. I have no liking for vigilante films, and Dredd has a combination of sadism and prudery characteristic of the genre. For example, three men are skinned alive, and thrown off a building -- but still have their pants on, Whew! In fairness, it is also witty, well designed, well shot, and has some of the tense action of films like The Raid. Most fans of action or the comic will enjoy it, but for now, I couldn't finish it.

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