The Divide Reviews

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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.
January 20, 2012
The tale quickly degenerates from a dramatically promising clash of personalities under pressure to a gratuitous display of rape, murder, torture, dismemberment, madness, ugly misogyny, naked racism and yelling.
January 20, 2012
It's a rare movie where the most likable character onscreen, and the feel-good hero of the damnable show, is none other than the hardy cockroach.
January 19, 2012
In the end, the pace of the film is just too sluggish to maintain our interest and, at under two hours, it feels longer.
January 13, 2012
Delivers everything that horror fans might want from a post-apocalyptic thriller - rape, self-immolation, youngster harvesting, throat-slitting, more rape - everything, that is, except a reason to care.
January 13, 2012
The only possible relief from director Xavier Gens' abusively bleak survivalist scenario is how implausible it is.
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.
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