• Released
  • January 13, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 50 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Suspense/Thriller
The Divide Synopsis
Survivors (Michael Biehn, Lauren German) of a nuclear holocaust turn against one another.
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Critic Ratings

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Movieline

These characters are at best doodles, and none of the performances are able to tease more depth out of them.
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Unintentionally true to its title, The Divide first goes for a similar bleakness (it barely registers as entertainment), then lurches into a...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
In Xavier Gens's The Divide, the revolution will not be televised, only the degradation of human civility--and in a mire of clichés more...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Valuable life lessons always come at a steep price, and this one is no exception. Sorry, but you'll have to shell out for The Divide and...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's doom that we're meant to feel here. And repulsion. I hate to say, but I shrugged.
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25

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
As the loosely aligned band of survivors turns into a pack of sociopathic loners, the only reasonable conclusion is that they were all...
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Relentlessly unpleasant and nihilistic in its approach and execution, The Divide is best appreciated as a virtual instruction manual on how...
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12

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
As it is, The Divide is simply noxious for noxiousness's sake. French director Xavier Gens and writers Karl Mueller and Eron Sheean almost...
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12

New York Post

The only possible relief from director Xavier Gens' abusively bleak survivalist scenario is how implausible it is.
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0

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Expect the dregs for weeks to come, but I can safely say with absolutely no trepidation that it is unlikely to get worse than a lurid, lewd...
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Rated R | For Sexuality, Pervasive Language and Disturbing Strong Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Grim, unpleasant, gruesome nuclear holocaust thriller.
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