The Divide (Unrated)Closed Captioning
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Nine strangers survive the unthinkable when the basement of their high-rise apartment building protects them from a nuclear attack on New York City. With unspeakable horrors waiting on the outside and no hope for rescue, the group descends into madness as the days pass. As supplies dwindle and tensions flare, they grow increasingly unhinged by hopelessness and close quarters. They turn on one another, and each act of physical and psycho-sexual torment becomes more depraved than the last. Only one survivor holds on to a thin chance for escape, even with no hope of salvation on the other side of the bunker door.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 46
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 34
- Average Rating: 4.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: We wait, from one cringe-inducing, hide-your-face-from-the-screen act after another, to see how much worse the behavior will become.
Rotten: When a character swims through raw sewage to escape at the film's climax, it's hard not feel a certain solidarity.
Rotten: Relentlessly unpleasant and nihilistic in its approach and execution.
Rotten: 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.
I am not sure whether I should give this movie 1 star for how dark it is, or 5 stars for how well done it is. I personally loved the film and how uncomprimising it is, but if your looking for rainbows, teddy bears, and lolly pops pass on this one.
I'm a huge fan of apocolypse-themed movies. I almost didn't watch this because it received poor ratings.. however, I was bored. Turn out it was a great movie.. a little creepy and dark but definitely worth watching.
I'm really surprised this movie is getting unfavorable reviews. I loved it. Granted, it can drag on in some scenes, but the movie is very well done. It nails the dark tone. Parts of it are somewhat artsy, but very few scenes are silly. Michael Biehn is great. There are a couple characters I didn't especially like, but somehow they don't take away from the movie as a whole. This isn't a movie for everyone, by any means, but fans of sci-fi thrillers/horrors should check this movie out. If you watch the trailer and you think you'll love the movie, you'll be right. If you're unsure, give this one a rent.