The Condemned

  • 18
  • Scott Wiper (2007)
  • US
  • 108 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones. Ten condemned killers from around the world are brought together on an isolated island by a television mogul and told they must fight to the death, with the promise of freedom for the last one standing.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Scott Wiper

Other Information

Language: 
English / German
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and drug abuse.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
Categories
Drama

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