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The Divide Reviews

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
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
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
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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 13, 2012
When a character swims through raw sewage to escape at the film's climax, it's hard not feel a certain solidarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 12, 2012
It's by no means a complete success, but it knows how to make you squirm.
Top Critic
January 12, 2012
As the loosely aligned band of survivors turns into a pack of sociopathic loners, the only reasonable conclusion is that they were all pretty rotten to begin with.
January 12, 2012
We wait, from one cringe-inducing, hide-your-face-from-the-screen act after another, to see how much worse the behavior will become.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 12, 2012
It's doom that we're meant to feel here. And repulsion. I hate to say, but I shrugged.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 12, 2012
Gens and his screenwriters have nothing but contempt for the characters, the cast and, especially, the audience.
January 12, 2012
Better performances might have sold The Divide, but aside from Arquette's fine work as a single mother driven to self-degradation, the cast amplifies the impression of a canned, one-act theater piece.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 11, 2012
Relentlessly unpleasant and nihilistic in its approach and execution.
Top Critic
January 10, 2012
If the objective is to make the audience ill, The Divide succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 10, 2012
The Divide is so busy mixing metaphors to explain our dog-eat-dog contemporary world that it never bothers filling out relationships beyond a thumbnail-sketch level.
January 10, 2012
One lesson for future generations rising from the ashes: Avoid the shelter containing whiner Rosanna Arquette.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5