A would-be thriller whose intended horror-tinged chills register as ho-hum hokum.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
"The Condemned" is nothing but a creaky façade.
| Original Score: 1/4
You may hopefully think you're watching an art-film pastiche along the witty avant-garde lines of something by the Chilean director Raúl Ruiz.
So tame and so completely boring that to call it a horror film is to insult the genre.
Despite a lavish dose of gothic style (and the occasional inspired flourish, as when surveillance monitors are overcome with home movies of dead children), The Condemned's trek toward absolution is pretty familiar.
| Original Score: 2/5