1995 Certificate: 15


"I AM THE LAW!" From the pages of cult comic 2000 AD comes this brash sci-fi actioner starring Sly Stallone as the lawman who can pass sentence on criminals without wasting time in court. Unfortunately, evil-doers on both sides of the law are determined to keep their 21st-century metropolis in a constant state of chaos. And that means taking Dredd out of action. Armand Assante, Diane Lane, Max von Sydow and scuzzy sidekick Rob Schneider variously help and hinder his cause.


  • Danny Cannon


  • Sylvester Stallone

  • Diane Lane

  • Armand Assante

  • Max von Sydow

  • Rob Schneider

  • Joan Chen

  • Jurgen Prochnow


A fast and furious futuristic film with echoes of Things to Come and Metropolis.

Although it won no acting Oscars, this is a visually imaginative action fantasy, whose praiseworthy production design creates a ghetto city rising to orange skies through which spacecraft buzz like hornets and mosquitoes.

The rule of law is administered by motorbike-riding 'judges', the most feared of whom is Sylvester Stallone's Dredd, an artificially-created judge who recognises nothing but the law.

But there are elements who want him out of the way, and his evil brother (Armand Assante) seems the ideal tool.

There's a smashing airborne chase on flying motorbikes and lots of massive baddies for Dredd to beat.