The Divide Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 16448

Average Rating: 2.2/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 01/13/2012

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/17/2012

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Xavier Gens

Actors: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Eklund, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance

Plot: After surviving a nuclear attack, a group of people find refuge in the basement of an apartment building. Fear, paranoia, anger and dwindling supplies soon have the group turning on one another. -- Chris Kavan

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"The Day After" in a sealed bunker.

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 02/16/2015

I thought this was an excellent psychological thriller. It was scary at times, but not as scary as a top horror movie. The way people react in a hopeless situation was scary. A survival of the fittest. The dominant individuals taking the reins. The weaker individuals crawling in a submissive position so that they see a chance to survive. Arquette played this behavior properly in this film. Beyond that, her contribution is simply nil. Formerly her joining a movie was a guarantee for some functionally nice nudity. In this movie she was usually strategically covered and so there remains, besides a few hysterical mood-swings, in terms of performances not much left.
It wasn't exactly a SF either. Although the so-called North Koreans with futuristic bio-suits gave it a SF touch. The only …

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 04/30/2012

Eva and her boyfriend Sam, Josh and his brother Adrien, Josh's friend Bobby, Marilyn and her daughter Wendi, and Devlin survive a nuclear explosion. Mickey informs the group about the circumstances outside and its detrimental effects once the door is opened. Poor character development, ineffective and unclear plot hampered the stylish direction and sincere performances. Themes of morality, human decency, testing people's personality in dire situations, selfishness, and personal urges were evident, but the explanations of the nuclear explosions, Wendi's fate as well as the others in the lab and Eva's journey outside the horrific city devastated by the explosions. Score, acting and direction were not enough to make The Divide a descent watch since the unending violence, torture and …


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Humanity here seems a bit overrated...

Zeljka - wrote on 04/26/2012

For a movie about what is a human being when deprived of everything, it was quite disappointing and irritating. All the characters in the movie except Eva, Adrien and Devlin were so unlikable from the very beginning, that to imagine such a group being together in any other occasion is laughable. But yes, that was the point, to see how would so random individuals behave with each other under extreme circumstances. But no, they weren't a group to begin with - no real discussion, no real cooperation, no real care for the others, no real effort to solve any issue they had -- just a bunch of whining and/or spoiled selfish brats you wouldn't socialize with in the normal life. I'll put aside unsolved mysteries happening outside the shelter, because the focus of the film was anyway on the people …

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