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The Condemned (2007)

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Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 99
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 84

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

13

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Critic Reviews: 31
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 27

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

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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

Sep 17, 2007

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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.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Cheesy enough to satisfy your B-movie cravings in half Grindhouse's running time.

May 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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This is a fast-paced, well-made piece of garbage.

April 30, 2007 | Comment (1)
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If you thought getting voted off the island on Survivor was tough, The Condemned takes that concept as ridiculously and hideously far as can be imagined.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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While rather preposterously hypocritical in its moral pretensions, it nevertheless comes through in the no-holds-barred, body-slam department.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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[You'd be] better off waiting for the DVD to enjoy this torpid turkey, which is probably how it should have debuted anyway.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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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...

September 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

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

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Screendaily
Screendaily

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.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Comment (1)
The Scorecard Review

...Scott Wiper's hopelessly inept directorial choices - coupled with an overall vibe of ugliness - ensures that the movie ultimately fares about as well as its straight-to-video action brethren...

November 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Don't look to glean too much from it other than a few cool fight scenes and some funny one-liners.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

What a base, and baseless, film this is.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies
Zertinet Movies

This is why wrestlers wrestle and actors act.

September 21, 2007 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

The Condemned tries to have its cake and eat it, too, alternately between a preachy scene about the depravity of reality entertainment followed by sequences of remorseless carnage, such as when Vinnie Jones guns down a roomful of unarmed people in cold bl

June 22, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Designed to make you cringe from its violent scenes, "The Condemned" is a paradox of a movie.Its sole purpose is to depict people killing, torturing and raping each other. And yet it contains a preachy theme about the kinds of people who would pay to watc

June 10, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Where's Richard Dawson when you need him?

May 30, 2007 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Attacking the intended audience is one of those things that a filmmaker just doesn't do. Jeez!

May 14, 2007
Greenwich Village Gazette

if you're going to make a movie like this... do it right. Don't complicate things. Keep it simple, bloody, and stupid.

May 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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I was looking for a movie like this. An over the top cheesy action film. What?! I said I've been seeing a lot of overly serious movies lately. What?! Its summer, I want to see stuff get blown up. What?!

May 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Comment (1)
Eclipse Magazine

If you're going to promise audiences a death match, pony up a real budget instead of padding your plot to make us feel guilty for watching it.

May 11, 2007 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

...a nifty vicarious wallow for the "No Fear" T-shirt crowd.

May 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

There were definitely some unexplored situations that would have made this film a lot more enthralling.

May 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

two hours of mindless violence and then have the nerve to lecture the audience on why violence is wrong.

May 4, 2007 Full Review

That the movie was produced by World Wrestling Entertainment is just another source of amusement in a film that has some pretty funny ideas about what's entertaining.

May 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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Audience Reviews for The Condemned

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
August 5, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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Well what have we here, an early 'Expendables' type fighter? a 'Battle Royale' copy? or maybe just a 'Running Man' type thriller? well all this and many more films gone before.

The plot...a group of the most violent criminals are hand picked and dumped on a remote island. Each has a small bomb attached to their ankle which will detonate after a certain time limit. They have nothing but their skills to survive and the odd package dropped from a chopper. Only one can be left standing before the time runs out and that last man wins his freedom, FIGHT!!!.

So yes I think we have all seen this before, the general idea, and one can assume it will pretty much be like all the rest. It is a bit like a cheaper, low key, grittier 'Expendables' but with guys that aren't overly famous but a good selection of character hardmen and fighters of you will. Vinnie Jones, Nathan Jones and Austin are the bigger names here whilst other criminals are made up of really well built blokes and some good fighters like Masa Yamaguchi. Of course the plot isn't like the Sly vehicle but it is a nice ensemble of hardasses.

The whole film plays out like one setup after another, one fight, a bit of plot, then another fight etc...The fights vary from pretty cool to nothing much but its all very violent and bloody, not for the PG crowd that's for sure. All the characters have your standard backgrounds, the hero Austin is of course ex-Delta Force whilst Vinnie is ex-SAS gone bad, bog standard military guff really. All the while its watched by the internet crew and their boss who set it all up for profit and morbid kicks...tut tut so naughty.

It does work well really, can't lie, its good fun to watch but obviously stupid. Would they really include women? surely that would be rather unfair. The violence in some parts is quite close to bone really, Vinnie and his partner rape a women to death then find her husband (also a criminal) and burn him to death after beating him half to death!! so yeah bit sick.

You could say its even like 'Call of Duty' or any FPS, but with bloody murder and fights instead of gun runnin'. When the odd help package is dropped into the 'game' it does feel like a videogame of sorts.

Its certainly balls to the wall with guts n headbutts and the perfect action vehicle. Nothing original and no real surprises other than Vinnie being really quite evil, but its undeniably fun despite Austin being a plank and the ending being a big anti climax for the two main guys.
December 21, 2012
phubbs1

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The only explanation i could give to someone as to why i rented this movie when i was 17 is that i was a very stupid teenager. and now im in my 20's and i rent a little more importantly subversive, abstractly concrete, diversifyingly... uh, diverse films... like John Tucker must die.. and suff.
December 29, 2010
LoughnerWasLucid

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    1. Breckel: What were you doing in El Salvador?
    2. Conrad: Working on my tan.
    3. Breckel: Why did you blow the building up?
    4. Conrad: It was blocking my sun.
    – Submitted by Geoff T (2 years ago)
    1. Breckel: I'll ask you again. Where are you from?
    2. Conrad: From a little fishing town just 80 miles north of Anchorage. You might have heard of it, it's called f**k your mama.
    – Submitted by Sinclair C (2 years ago)
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