The Condemned

Theatrical Release: April 27, 2007
DVD Release: September 18, 2007
The Condemned


An adrenalin-charged action thriller, “The Condemned” tells the story of Joe Conrad (Stone Cold Steve Austin), who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is “purchased” by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.

Dove Review

A millionaire television producer buys ten men and women from around the world who are on death row for various crimes. He then drops them on an island and the last one surviving within thirty hours will win his or her freedom. As you would expect, the film has lots of action and it is very well done. Steve “Stone Cold” Austin does a great job giving depth to what could easily be a superficial character.

The film was not approved for several reasons. The first reason is the language. Dove will not approve films that use the f word as well as the Lord’s name in vain. In addition, there was quite a bit of violence and some of the violence was quite disturbing. In addition, almost any woman in this film wore a low cut blouse. The action genre film “The Condemned” was not Dove approved.

Content Description

Sex: Married couple kissing; graphic sexual reference; some allusion to a woman being raped.
Language: A-5; F-52; C-1; BS-5; H-4; D-1; SOB-3; B-6; Sl*t-1; S-8; Slang for breasts-1; Slang for male genitalia-2; JC-2; GD-1
Violence: Eight fist fights with some blood shown; man impaled on pole; three incidents of man/woman violence; six people die in separate explosions; one man, one woman tortured; man lit on fire; woman and man shot with arrows; two men stabbed; two men’s throat slit; two women shot; four men shot.
Drugs: Smoking briefly.
Nudity: Low cut shirts on women.
Other: Scene from rear of man urinating.


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Scott Wiper and Rob Hedden
Director: Scott Wiper
Producer: Joel Simon
Genre: Action
Runtime: 113 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Carrie Clark