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Descent Reviews

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November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2007
Dawson, armed not with a whole lot of dialogue but her endlessly eloquent face, makes each note of the character's journey pierce, whether with pain or ecstasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2007
It's been a while since we saw a demagogic feminist exploitation revenge drama, and Descent, while top-heavy with 'agenda,' is shrewdly done.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 10, 2007
[Dramatizes] the experience and the psychological aftermath of rape with a vividness I've never seen in an American film.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 10, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 9, 2007
It's a lot like a '70s exploitation movie, with its determination to seduce and shock the viewer with alternating currents of electrical stimulus, and its weird combination of arty arch-decadence and neo-Victorian moralizing.
August 7, 2007
Rosario Dawson exhibits a previously unseen range, here, more than meeting the challenge of the most emotionally-demanding role of her career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 16, 2007
Each section of the film is a heady and artful consideration of Maya's torment, which Dawson conveys as a wounded puzzle of shame and denial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2007
Revenge is less than sweet, to say the least, in particular for the audience, veering between sickening and pathetically pornographic.
August 15, 2007
Sludgy and slack [...] pointlessly vague and abstruse.
August 14, 2007
Though a clearly gifted new filmmaker, Lugacy doesn't get a handle on the combustible material, and she gets scalded in the process.
Read More | Original Score: C+
August 12, 2007
Ugliness of story, character and technique cannot hold a movie audience and do more harm than good towards seeking a professed corrective.
August 11, 2007
A hollow fabrication in the pursuit of someone's sick idea of redemption. I didn't pay to see it... but I want my wasted time back.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 10, 2007
There's too much arty writhing and too little concrete character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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