A Violent Separation Reviews

May 21, 2019
A tale of familial trouble in America's heartland that's actually quite well-made but too slow and inert to carry much emotional pull.
May 17, 2019
Goetz' latest feature may get bogged down by a flat, made-for-TV look/feel, yet it manages to hold all of its threads together until its inevitable denouement.
May 17, 2019
Here though, directors Kevin and Michael Goetz and screenwriter Michael Arkof have delivered something largely devoid of style or narrative tension, where everyone's fates seem drearily predetermined.
May 17, 2019
A Violent Separation is a painfully slow, poorly acted backwoods melodrama. The characters babble and muck about with zero sizzle to the plot.
May 17, 2019
The film comes off like a short story expanded but not properly developed to feature length.
May 16, 2019
Unfortunately, the themes don't resonate in sufficiently powerful fashion to compensate for the film's sluggish pacing and strained melodramatics.
May 15, 2019
"A Violent Separation" doesn't come together tightly, but there's cinematic clarity at times, especially during its more procedural moments.
May 13, 2019
A promising B-movie thriller the filmmakers can never quite bring themselves to edit into this slow, cluttered picture into the lean little neo-noir it wants to be.
May 13, 2019
The kindest thing that can be said about the movie is that it's a solid PSA to not mess around with firearms like a moron
May 13, 2019
The morality of the tale isn't really as complex as the filmmakers seem to think and the central characters' struggles seem more a reflection of their personal shortcomings than something that will present a challenge for the viewer.