Based on the character created in 1977 by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra for the British comic book 2000 AD, Pete Travis's Dredd is a thoroughly entertaining, decidedly violent dystopian sci-fi action thriller, featuring gaudily eye-catching visuals and a number of memorable set-pieces.
"In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series." TMDb