The Condemned
The Condemned (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 27, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2007
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Condemned is a morally ambiguous, exceedingly violent and mostly forgettable action film.

Mark Holcomb
Time Out

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.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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...

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Marc Bernardin
Entertainment Weekly

Cheesy enough to satisfy your B-movie cravings in half Grindhouse's running time.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

An action film about a hyper-violent reality contest that quickly devolves into a monotonous series of hand-to-hand combat scenes.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is a fast-paced, well-made piece of garbage.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

While rather preposterously hypocritical in its moral pretensions, it nevertheless comes through in the no-holds-barred, body-slam department.

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Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
far more fun than it shouldve been!!
Phil Hubbs
Well what have we here, an early 'Expendables' type fighter? a 'Battle Royale' copy? or maybe just a 'Running Man' type thriller?… More
Alex roy
Surprisingly entertaining film, The Condemned manages to be a fun, entertaining two hours of low budget filmmaking. The concept is a bit derivative from Gamer,… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
The only explanation i could give to someone as to why i rented this movie when i was 17 is that i was a very stupid teenager. and now im in my 20's and i… More
Eugene Bernabe
It's violent and possess action sequences that is arguably forgettable. The Condemned is a low-grade attempt in garnering the lethal impact of a typical… More
Conner Rainwater
No, it's not good at all and very amateurish in nature, but the fact that it's Vinnie Jones vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin is worth the entire movie.… More