The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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?!
Though wearing its hypocrisy on its sleeve by dabbling in while denouncing violence as entertainment, the posturing is really a mirror image of what goes on every day in America between the parallel universes of the moralizers and media profiteers.
Despite the transparent plotline, the dumb dialogue, the cheesy special f/x, the cornball comic relief and the self-righteous sermonizing, this campy B-movie adds up to a cinematic experience so godawful, it's great, in a reverse chic sort of way.
The Deadliest Game has played out many times on screen, including with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a post-apocalypse The Running Man, but rarely is it aimed as squarely at the pitfalls of pop culture as in The Condemned.
It packs enough red-hot fiery action for six movies. The fact that it makes some suprisingly ironic and pertinent points about extreme violence as entertainment gives it the kind of gravitas blood & guts films like this rarely aspire to achieve.