The Divide Reviews

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.
April 9, 2015
The Divide is extremely nasty and relentlessly bleak but it's worth seeing if you like that sort of thing.
August 22, 2012
A genuinely disturbing descent into madness. You just happen to have seen it all before.
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 19, 2012
Gens's skilful direction and the throat-grabbing performances from the cast add to the tension.
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.
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.
March 28, 2012
There's plenty of septic green and bilious brown in this basement, but fortunately no black and white.
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 19, 2012
"The Divide" is at least 20 minutes longer than it needs to be, but the claustrophobic setting and slowly mounting tension keep the grim drama involving.
January 14, 2012
Xavier Gens has created one hell of an intriguing horror thriller.
January 13, 2012
A surprisingly existential and cosmopolitan post-apocalyptic thriller...
January 12, 2012
It's by no means a complete success, but it knows how to make you squirm.
October 12, 2011
Gens' disaster pic has visual flair aplenty and an explosive third reel which mostly forgives the inoffensively routine first two.