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The Condemned

The Condemned

Scott Wiper (2007)

108min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
It's kill or die in this gritty yet absurdly message-heavy vehicle for former wrestling star Steve Austin. Armed with bulldozer fists and predictably pithy dialogue, he plays one of ten death-row convicts fighting for their lives and freedom in a sadistic Battle Royale-style internet reality show. Grimy, shaky-cam visuals and a pumping soundtrack accentuate the brainless barrage of sweat, blood and rage that follows, as Austin and his hammy main rival Vinnie Jones race around the isolated island location in full, slam-bang, fan-pleasing mode. But what begins as an enjoyably exaggerated action flick sours in the clumsy final act, when director and co-writer Scott Wiper hypocritically criticises precisely the type of screen violence and voyeurism this movie celebrates.

Summary

A man on death row in a Central American prison is `bought' by a corrupt producer to be a star on his latest show. He is one of 10 condemned killers to be dumped on a desolate island and forced to fight to the death for a live internet feed - with the last survivor going free. Action thriller, starring Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones.

Cast & Crew

Jack Conrad Steve Austin (2)
McStarley Vinnie Jones
Goldman Rick Hoffman
Breckel Robert Mammone
Julie Tory Mussett
Paco Manu Bennett
Sarah Madeleine West
Eddie C Christopher Baker
Bella Samantha Healy
Baxter Luke Pegler
Director Scott Wiper
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Other Information

Language: English / German Colour Guidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay

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