The Condemned
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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 other condemned criminals in an illegal game to be broadcast uncensored over… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Time Out New York
"In the great pantheon of recent WWE vehicles, The Condemned ranks somewhere above the Kane vehicle See No Evil and below the John Cena-starrer The Marine."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"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..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...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..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This is why wrestlers wrestle and actors act."
‑ Adam Fendelman,
"Cheesy enough to satisfy your B-movie cravings in half Grindhouse's running time."
‑ Marc Bernardin, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"An action film about a hyper-violent reality contest that quickly devolves into a monotonous series of hand-to-hand combat scenes."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"Don't look to glean too much from it other than a few cool fight scenes and some funny one-liners."
‑ Zack Haddad, Film Threat
"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"
‑ Stax, IGN Movies
"This is a fast-paced, well-made piece of garbage."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"While rather preposterously hypocritical in its moral pretensions, it nevertheless comes through in the no-holds-barred, body-slam department."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"What a base, and baseless, film this is."
‑ Steven Snyder, Zertinet 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"
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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