The Divide Reviews

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November 26, 2019
The one valuable lesson gleaned from The Divide? We learn a multitude of new uses for duct tape! However, one of them should be to seal the film canisters of The Divide shut to save you from seeing it.
November 8, 2019
It will take someone without much humanity at all to enjoy this film.
February 6, 2019
At its best, The Divide is creepy and claustrophobic, but it never rises to the level of being truly engaging or scary.
January 8, 2019
With so many varying elements, it ultimately fails to make good use of any, be it the nuclear fallout, sociological breakdown or governmental, scientific experiment angle tantalisingly thrown in but never made full use of.
May 23, 2018
Ultimately the main problem with The Divide was the characters. If you're going to set your entire movie in a single room, you need interesting relationships to make the story pop.
August 26, 2015
Hits its stride in Act II, and once that moment has passed, you're stuck with one irritating slog toward a rather disappointing climax.
April 9, 2015
It isn't long before the plot and characters have nowhere left to go but down to the depths of human depravity. And by the end it's impossible to see the point.
April 9, 2015
"The Divide" is an ugly film, both visually and thematically. But it only really rubs you the wrong way if you take it seriously, which we can't imagine anyone would.
April 9, 2015
Whatever edge of fear and tension the movie might have possessed is traded for blistering annoyance as the cast near-cannibalizes one another while screeching at top volume for over 120 minutes.
April 9, 2015
Gens' film, while a far darker vision of the day the world ends, is more sexually sordid than satisfying. Save the humans? Why bother?
April 9, 2015
Its nihilism feels cynical rather than authentically bleak, and the increasingly histrionic scenes start to resemble an indulgent actors' workshop that has spun out of control.
April 9, 2015
The Divide is extremely nasty and relentlessly bleak but it's worth seeing if you like that sort of thing.
November 30, 2012
A clunky and ugly little film that I was more than happy to forget.
August 22, 2012
A genuinely disturbing descent into madness. You just happen to have seen it all before.
April 29, 2012
A genre film that's both a little too long and a little too brutal for mainstream tastes ... a minor cult movie, beloved by a few discriminating connoisseurs of small-scale apocalyptic horror and pretty much ignored by the rest of us.
April 22, 2012
A nasty, efficient film that makes the imminent end of life on Earth seem like the judgment of a wise God.
April 20, 2012
Michael Biehn and Rosanna Arquette are in the cast but not helped by a cursory screenplay.
April 20, 2012
One to avoid.
April 19, 2012
No one has any goals other than to be the most annoying person in the room and there's plenty of competition in that department. It's a waste of a good setup as the situation and location are well drawn.
April 19, 2012
Gens's skilful direction and the throat-grabbing performances from the cast add to the tension.
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