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Descent Reviews

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August 9, 2007
Descent is the head-slappingly awful picture that turns rape into a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 11, 2007
Revenge is less than sweet, to say the least, in particular for the audience, veering between sickening and pathetically pornographic.
August 10, 2007
Look-at-me-I'm-a-filmmaker photography, pacing that has all the thrills of waiting in line at the post office and an utterly predictable plot combine to make the movie even worse than the hacky chick revenge fantasy now showing on channel 186 of your box.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 9, 2007
Apart from its obvious exploitation element and disjointed second act, the movie achieves a cool momentum by sheer force of the intimate power play that takes place over the course of a slow build-up toward its sex-schock finale.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 9, 2007
The movie is just a vicious, pathetic excuse for Lugacy to live out her own twisted hate-fantasies on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 31, 2007
[Rosario Dawson] could have provided a 100-minute closeup and revealed more about human nature and anguish than all of Descent.
August 10, 2007
No moviegoer has done anything to deserve the images that director Talia Lugacy would throw in their face.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
June 22, 2007
One can't say that the film "devolves" into revenge fantasy in its final act, because that seems to be the whole intention of the filmmakers. But still, what the point is of such an unpleasant and prolonged exercise in hate -- as Descent's climax is -- is
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 9, 2007
It's indie provocation trapped between shock and blah.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 9, 2007
A daring, sometimes provocative work, director Talia Lugacy's debut motion picture is still nonetheless an exhausting foray into horrific degradation devoid of either context or meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 9, 2007
There's a potentially groundbreaking story lurking somewhere in Descent, but it stops at the revenge, thereby robbing us of what might have been a vitally important moviegoing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2007
You'll want to avert your eyes from this intense and intensely unpleasant drama about rape and revenge.
August 7, 2007
A well-acted trifle straining to be a hard-hitting morality play.
August 9, 2007
"an exercise in human soullessness."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2007
There's too much arty writhing and too little concrete character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 11, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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+
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