This new incarnation of “Dredd” has no business working as well as it does, but its cinematography and astonishing special effects (not just in relation to its budget) carry it to heights unseen by many high-financed comic book films – the lowly “Ghost Rider” and pathetic “Fantastic Four” come to mind. Karl Urban does his damndest to sell the titular Judge as the ultimate action hero, but it’s the visuals that steal the show and make “Dredd” a lock to be a late-night staple on Spike TV for years to come.

Rating: ★★★ 1/2 out of ★★★★★ (Good)

-J. Olson

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