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The Divide Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
TheHorrorShow
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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
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.
Dave White
Movies.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 9, 2015
The Divide is extremely nasty and relentlessly bleak but it's worth seeing if you like that sort of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 30, 2012
A clunky and ugly little film that I was more than happy to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012
A genuinely disturbing descent into madness. You just happen to have seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 22, 2012
A nasty, efficient film that makes the imminent end of life on Earth seem like the judgment of a wise God.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 20, 2012
Michael Biehn and Rosanna Arquette are in the cast but not helped by a cursory screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 20, 2012
One to avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
April 19, 2012
Gens's skilful direction and the throat-grabbing performances from the cast add to the tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
April 18, 2012
It is all rather unremittingly grim. Like watching one of those elaborate 'Seventies social behavioral experiments designed to illustrate how crap human nature is.
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
April 15, 2012
Nasty, unrelenting and likely to make your hair fall out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
April 10, 2012
Gens' impressively grim film has points to make about post-9/11 militarism, but you get the sense that humanity disgusts him so much he'd rather leave his characters to the roaches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
March 28, 2012
There's plenty of septic green and bilious brown in this basement, but fortunately no black and white.
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
March 4, 2012
this uncompromising, unapologetically unpleasant addition to the post-apocalyptic subgenre invites us, along with Eva, to bear witness to the end of everything that we take for granted and hold dear, with all sentiment and hope forever locked out.
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