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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 91m 37s

Ratings Info Contains frequent strong bloody violence and gore

Genre(s) Action, Science Fiction

Director(s) Pete Travis

Cast includes Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Langley Kirkwood

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 29/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DREDD is a sci-fi action film based on the popular comic strip. It is set in a post-apocalyptic America in which law and order is maintained by the 'Judges', who have the power to arrest and try suspects, as well as the right to carry out sentences, including execution. One of them, Judge Dredd, is sent into a tower block to investigate a series of murders.


There is frequent strong violence throughout, much of which is bloody and gory in nature, and some of which dwells on the infliction of pain and injury. For example, there is sight of a man being skinned alive and sight of a man's face burning and disintegrating. In one scene a man pulls a woman's head towards his crotch, after which we see blood around her mouth, implying she has bitten off his penis.

The film also contains strong threat and a brief moment of implied sexual violence, in which a man hits a woman. However, the scene is brief and discreet, only implying a violent sexual fantasy inside a criminal's mind.

There is frequent use of strong language and frequent use of a futuristic drug which has the ability to prolong pleasure. The drug is used for recreational purposes but also as a form of torture by the villains because of its ability to slow down the perception of time. However, because the drug does not actually exist, there is no endorsement of drug use in the real world.


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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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