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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
Screendaily
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
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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
HollywoodChicago.com
September 21, 2007
This is why wrestlers wrestle and actors act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stax
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
PopMatters
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
Filmcritic.com
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.
| 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
MovieCrypt.com
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.
| 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
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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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