The Condemned (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Condemned is a morally ambiguous, exceedingly violent and mostly forgettable action film.

Movie Info

WWE superstar "Stone Cold" Steve Austin stars as a death row inmate who gets a rare second shot at life in director Scott Wiper's adrenaline-charged action thriller. Jack Conrad (Austin) is a dangerous convict currently awaiting execution in a corrupt Central American prison. "Purchased" by a wealthy television producer and transported to a deserted island, the formidable inmate is offered the opportunity to avoid capital punishment and win back his freedom by fighting to the death against nine … More

Rating: R (for pervasive strong brutal violence, and for language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Hedden, Scott Wiper, Rob Hedden
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2007
Box Office: $7.3M
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Condemned

All Critics (100) | Top Critics (32)

The Condemned sprays its fury wide: media manipulators, political opportunists and technology-pacified couch potatoes are among the collaterally damaged. Paying audiences don't get off so easy either.

Full Review… | September 22, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Cheesy enough to satisfy your B-movie cravings in half Grindhouse's running time.

Full Review… | May 3, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This is a fast-paced, well-made piece of garbage.

April 30, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

There's nothing wrong with enjoying a balls to the wall guy film where muscle bound behemoths blow shit up and fight to the death...

Full Review… | September 7, 2008
Cinema Crazed

An action film about a hyper-violent reality contest that quickly devolves into a monotonous series of hand-to-hand combat scenes.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

The film even attempts to make moral judgments about how watching a fight to the death is wrong, which ends up alienating anybody that sat their butt down in the theater in the first place.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
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Audience Reviews for The Condemned

far more fun than it shouldve been!!

John Manard

Super Reviewer

Surprisingly entertaining film, The Condemned manages to be a fun, entertaining two hours of low budget filmmaking. The concept is a bit derivative from Gamer, which I quite enjoyed, but nonetheless, this is a worthy action thriller well worth your time if you enjoy a low budget action popcorn ride. Well thought out despite a few clichéd ideas, The Condemned is a cool film for what it is, and it does manage to entertain you well enough for two hours and the film is pretty solidly executed for low budget filmmaking. Before going into this one, expect something enjoyable and mindless and you're sure to like it. The film has its weak moments of course, but this is sheer must see material for action buffs. The script, acting and the setting are quite interesting, and well thought out. I thought that Vinnie Jones and Steve Austin were quite good here, and they delivered something truly intense, unflinching and above all riveting. This is one of those movies that shouldn't be passed up due to its sheer entertainment value. I recommend this film to anyone that loves the genre, and even if it's a formulaic idea, it's still fun to watch because there are enough action moments to make this one stand out among other low budget action film. The film is flawed, but nonetheless, it's a worthy affair, a film that is riveting, action packed and never dull. For action buffs, The Condemned is cool, thrilling and a must see piece of film that deserves to be seen by a larger audience. Due to its low budget status, and terrific, engaging action and concept, I'm sure that this film will surely become a future cult classic, as it most definitely deserves it.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


It's violent and possess action sequences that is arguably forgettable. The Condemned is a low-grade attempt in garnering the lethal impact of a typical action movie. 2.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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