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A lifeless divorce drama cosplaying as a horror film, Separation is a disjointed mess that fails to escape its formulaic trappings. Read critic reviews

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After raising expectations with a decent setup, Separation tests the patience with its slow story and a frustrating lack of scares. Read audience reviews

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A lonely little girl finds solace in her artist father and the ghost of her dead mother.

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  • There are no believable characters, no rising tension, and no scares in this Insidious meets Kramer vs. Kramer.

    April 30, 2021 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] dull and misogynistic affair that imagines multiple types of women as malevolent fiends who terrorize supposedly sympathetic men.

    April 30, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Despite an imaginative setup, Separation can't divorce itself from a lack of scares, tension, and underbaked storytelling that prevents emotional resonance.

    April 29, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • [T]he film squanders its intriguing set-up and terrific performances by devolving into familiar genre tropes.

    April 29, 2021 | Full Review…
  • [T]his bargain-basement thriller approaches both its jack-in-the-box scares and its domestic scenario with the negligence of an unfit parent...

    April 29, 2021 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • The only separation that exists here is the vast one between good and bad filmmaking, and Separation falls decidedly on the side of the latter.

    June 6, 2021 | Full Review…

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