The Condemned: movie review

The Condemned

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Mon Feb 25 2013

A posh horror flick emanating from Puerto Rico, Roberto Busó-García’s haunted-family saga begins with the return of a dying doctor and his righteous grown daughter (Cristina Rodlo) to the devastated village where his practice began decades earlier. Needless to say, there are ghosts present, both literal and historical, and the dark, guilty secret for which the spirits want retribution turns out to be exactly what you think it’ll be. The filmmaker throws in a strangely irrelevant twist before he’s through, but despite a lavish dose of gothic style (and the occasional inspired flourish, as when surveillance monitors are overcome with home movies of dead children), The Condemned’s trek toward absolution is pretty familiar.

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