By Marc Bernardin
Updated May 07, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: Vince Valitutti

The Condemned

type
  • Movie

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.

The Condemned

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 113 minutes
director
  • Scott Wiper

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