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Descent Reviews

November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 4, 2011
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 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 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 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 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 9, 2007
It's indie provocation trapped between shock and blah.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
A well-acted trifle straining to be a hard-hitting morality play.
July 31, 2007
You'll want to avert your eyes from this intense and intensely unpleasant drama about rape and revenge.
July 31, 2007
[Rosario Dawson] could have provided a 100-minute closeup and revealed more about human nature and anguish than all of Descent.