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Jack Conrad 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 former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.
A great movie with some notable actors that was pulled off well. I think some may have seen this movie and thought it to be a serious film in t he likes of S.W.A.T. (Jackson, Farrell, 2003), however, this film I think is intended to take a more comical side, while still focusing on action and story. It does a great job at setting up the characters as a team, and showing you how well they can work together. Unlike other S.W.A.T. or Police themed movies this one does not confuse you with all sorts of law enforcement lingo and the like, but immerses you into the world of Law Enforcement in a mild, and progressively more serious manner.
I did see the twist coming to a point, however I don't think it was a dead giveaway. And again, I'd like to point out that this is neither a fully blown COMEDY or POLICE THRILLER, but instead a satirical police themed action film, in close similarity to Hot Fuzz (Pegg, Frost, 2007). I think the overall idea behind this film, and those like it, is to build a relationship with the main characters that will, by the end of the film, make you want to see a Part II. This film does that, and does that well.
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