The Divide
The Divide (2012)

In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers-all tenants of a New York high rise apartment-escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building's bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 13, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Scott Weinberg

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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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film's only point appears to be lurid delight in topping one atrocity with another.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

In the end, the pace of the film is just too sluggish to maintain our interest and, at under two hours, it feels longer.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It isn't long before the plot and characters have nowhere left to go but down to the depths of human depravity. And by the end it's impossible to see the point.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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William Goss

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.

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Drew Taylor
The Playlist

"The Divide" is an ugly film, both visually and thematically. But it only really rubs you the wrong way if you take it seriously, which we can't imagine anyone would.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
To survive the end of the world you must first survive each other. Great Film! The performances felt real. The mood was perfectly dark and doomish. This… More
Edward Boxler
Clocking in at over two hours, The Divide is a vicious horror film. It's premise is simple enough. Nine tenants of a New York apartment complex narrowly… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"To survive the end of the world you must first survive each other."</i> Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days… More
Walter M.
When the fiery apocalypse comes, at least Mickey(Michael Biehn), a building superintendent, is prepared. What he is not ready for is several of his tenants… More
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two stars
The Movie Waffler
Following a nuclear attack on New York, a group of survivors hole up in the basement of their apartment block. Tensions run high and eventually they give in to… More