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The Condemned Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 7, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Grierson
July 23, 2008
An action film about a hyper-violent reality contest that quickly devolves into a monotonous series of hand-to-hand combat scenes.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 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 | Original Score: 3/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 30, 2007
...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...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Zack Haddad
Film Threat
September 22, 2007
Don't look to glean too much from it other than a few cool fight scenes and some funny one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
September 22, 2007
What a base, and baseless, film this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Mark Holcomb
Time Out
September 22, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/6
Adam Fendelman
September 21, 2007
This is why wrestlers wrestle and actors act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
IGN Movies
June 22, 2007
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 10, 2007
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
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
May 30, 2007
Where's Richard Dawson when you need him?
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
May 14, 2007
Attacking the intended audience is one of those things that a filmmaker just doesn't do. Jeez!
| Original Score: 2.3/5
Blake French
May 12, 2007
if you're going to make a movie like this... do it right. Don't complicate things. Keep it simple, bloody, and stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
May 12, 2007
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?!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin A. Ranson
May 11, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4.0
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 7, 2007
...a nifty vicarious wallow for the "No Fear" T-shirt crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 7, 2007
There were definitely some unexplored situations that would have made this film a lot more enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
May 4, 2007
two hours of mindless violence and then have the nerve to lecture the audience on why violence is wrong.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Marc Bernardin
Entertainment Weekly
May 3, 2007
Cheesy enough to satisfy your B-movie cravings in half Grindhouse's running time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 3, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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