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The Condemned

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Vince Valitutti

The Condemned

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
113 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/27/07
performer:
Steve Austin, Robert Mammone, Vinnie Jones
director:
Scott Wiper
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Rob Hedden, Scott Wiper
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

Battle Royale, if you’ve never seen it, is a fantastically sadistic and unapologetically brutal Japanese film from 2000 about miscreants dropped on a jungle island with orders to kill each other for a reality TV show. The Condemned is pretty much the same thing with half the satirical wit and twice the number of wrestlers. As one of 10 death-row convicts competing for their freedom, Steve Austin does the taciturn bruiser as well as anyone. Cheesy enough to satisfy your B-movie cravings in half Grindhouse‘s running time.