Parents' Guide to

The Condemned

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Convicts fight to the death in reality-TV debacle.

Movie R 2007 100 minutes
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The Condemned

A great, intense, kill or be killed movie with a possitive hidden message within the plot. This movie includes a lot of blood and gruesome deaths. But if you were to stick 10 Death Row inmates on an island and forced them to kill eachother to ensure a hopeful freedom and a huge cash prize, what would you really expect? A tea party and a game of Red Rover? Nay I say.

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THE CONDEMNED borrows from a number of sources, but its focus on mass media ethics calls to mind the weirdly campy Running Man. That was the movie in which game show host Richard Dawson oversaw a to-the-death contest featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger (in an astounding pink Lycra suit). In Scott Wiper's version, the men wear manly clothes, the violence is more brutal, and the dialogue is less snappy. But the overly simplified point is the apparently same: TV producers are scum. And after the film delivers nearly two hours of bloody bedlam, one character puts the blame on viewers.

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