• Released
  • March 1, 2013
  • (Limited NY)
  • NR
  • Horror
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58

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
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!”
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
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.
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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.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
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.
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30

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
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.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
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.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

The Condemned is nothing but a creaky façade.
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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.
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29 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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