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.
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.