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The Condemned (2007) 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… 2007-04-27 R PT113M Action/Adventure Steve Austin Robert Mammone Vinnie Jones Lions Gate Films
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The Condemned (2007)

MPAA Rating: R

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AUSTIN POWERS The former WWE main attraction is well-matched to his role as a brooding bruiser in the cheesy action flick The Condemned
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AUSTIN POWERS The former WWE main attraction is well-matched to his role as a brooding bruiser in the cheesy action flick The Condemned
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 113 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Steve Austin and Robert Mammone; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

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.

Originally posted May 03, 2007 Published in issue #933 May 11, 2007 Order article reprints