Separation

critic Reviews

, 7% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • A lifeless divorce drama cosplaying as a horror film, Separation is a disjointed mess that fails to escape its formulaic trappings.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    There are no believable characters, no rising tension, and no scares in this Insidious meets Kramer vs. Kramer.
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    Nick SchagerVariety
    [A] dull and misogynistic affair that imagines multiple types of women as malevolent fiends who terrorize supposedly sympathetic men.
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    Despite an imaginative setup, Separation can't divorce itself from a lack of scares, tension, and underbaked storytelling that prevents emotional resonance.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    [T]he film squanders its intriguing set-up and terrific performances by devolving into familiar genre tropes.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    [T]his bargain-basement thriller approaches both its jack-in-the-box scares and its domestic scenario with the negligence of an unfit parent...
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    Steven WarnerIn Review Online
    The only separation that exists here is the vast one between good and bad filmmaking, and Separation falls decidedly on the side of the latter.
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    Caitlin ChappellCBR
    Separation could have either gone for a nuanced family drama that happened to have ghosts or it could've been an over the top haunted house film with a plethora of unique ghouls and wild twist, but instead it shoots for the middle.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    Promising horror pic that can't deliver the goods.
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    Joe FriarThe Victoria Advocate
    Suffers from a senseless storyline and a set of unlikable characters with no redeeming qualities. The special effects are quite menacing but wasted as the film fails to connect with the audience.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    Bell has the unfortunate ability to set the stage for a decent horror story without ever really following through.
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