The Divide (2012)
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In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers-all tenants of a New York high rise apartment-escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building's bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow
Jan 13, 2012 Limited
Apr 17, 2012
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site
Courtney B. Vance
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It's a rare movie where the most likable character onscreen, and the feel-good hero of the damnable show, is none other than the hardy cockroach.
In the end, the pace of the film is just too sluggish to maintain our interest and, at under two hours, it feels longer.
Delivers everything that horror fans might want from a post-apocalyptic thriller - rape, self-immolation, youngster harvesting, throat-slitting, more rape - everything, that is, except a reason to care.
A genuinely disturbing descent into madness. You just happen to have seen it all before.
A genre film that's both a little too long and a little too brutal for mainstream tastes ... a minor cult movie, beloved by a few discriminating connoisseurs of small-scale apocalyptic horror and pretty much ignored by the rest of us.
A nasty, efficient film that makes the imminent end of life on Earth seem like the judgment of a wise God.
Michael Biehn and Rosanna Arquette are in the cast but not helped by a cursory screenplay.
No one has any goals other than to be the most annoying person in the room and there's plenty of competition in that department. It's a waste of a good setup as the situation and location are well drawn.
Gens's skilful direction and the throat-grabbing performances from the cast add to the tension.
It is all rather unremittingly grim. Like watching one of those elaborate 'Seventies social behavioral experiments designed to illustrate how crap human nature is.
Gens' impressively grim film has points to make about post-9/11 militarism, but you get the sense that humanity disgusts him so much he'd rather leave his characters to the roaches.
There's plenty of septic green and bilious brown in this basement, but fortunately no black and white.
this uncompromising, unapologetically unpleasant addition to the post-apocalyptic subgenre invites us, along with Eva, to bear witness to the end of everything that we take for granted and hold dear, with all sentiment and hope forever locked out.
THE DIVIDE aims for a dark, cutthroat tone, focusing on exploitation elements without the thrills that are usually involved. The result is both extremely dismal and extremely uncomfortable.
It's not a film for everyone. Heck, it's not a film for anyone, yet underneath the oppressive atmosphere of this insistently nasty movie are a few persuasive scenes of panic set against a terrifying doomsday scenario.
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