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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Although directed in effectively creepy fashion by Roberto Buso-Garcia, the film’s leisurely pacing and overall restraint will likely leave genre fans dissatisfied even as its lack of depth will turn off art-house patrons. show more

  • 38
    Steve Macfarlane Slant Magazine

    It adds up to a methodically bland, intellectually sluggish exercise in guilt-tripping that's nonetheless still more interested in its rich and sexy characters than the supposed unfortunates. show more

  • 25
    Chicago Sun-Times

    The Condemned is nothing but a creaky façade. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    The filmmaker throws in a strangely irrelevant twist before he’s through, but despite a lavish dose of gothic style, The Condemned’s trek toward absolution is pretty familiar. show more

  • 30
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    A good idea for a ghost story is dead on arrival in The Condemned, a would-be thriller whose intended horror-tinged chills register as ho-hum hokum. show more

  • 30
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    The Condemned is uncanny only in its resemblance to a television soap, with acting as flat as the lighting and scenes that end with the kind of cliffhanger moments that otherwise announce commercial breaks. show more

  • 10
    Village Voice

    Writer-director Roberto Busó-Garcia's Spanish-language movie is so tame and so completely boring that to advertise it as a horror film is to insult the genre. show more

  • 58
    Mike D'Angelo The A.V. Club

    Viewers who enjoy a big rug-pull will want to keep an eye out for this one, as it essentially combines the surprise endings of several notable films into one all-encompassing “Gotcha!” show more

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