- Summary: 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 for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on the one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by the desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance to escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside. (Anchor Bay Films)… Expand
- Director: Xavier Gens
- Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Thriller
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38Valuable 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 then suffer through its nearly two hours of bloody inanities. Weigh the balance, make your choice.
10This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can't understand all the negativity towards this movie, yes it's brutal and hard to watch, but try to imagine the feeling of being trapped in a basement after a nuclear war, knowing all your friends and loved ones have died, the feeling of helplessness that you're going to die of starvation or worse, and knowing it will take a few hundred years for the radiation to subside, the way certain characters descend into madness is portrayed very well, may i suggest all the haters of the film stick to romcoms in future.… Expand
The storyline is seemingly broken in places to take you off guard in order to generate an actual emotion inside of you.
The movie does this very well. The reason it gets so many bad reviews is people it has grabbed people and dragged them down into it. And frankly, it's disturbing and uncomfortable.
Which is exactly how the movie is designed to make you feel. From the characters to the decisions to the flow. It's designed to crawl under your skin and make you frustrated. You should feel injustice, hopeless and anger.
Do you know what it feels like to be in a basement with the whole world gone and just a matter of time before you are too? If you watched someone in a basement would this be able to convey that feeling? Or all the psychological horrors that spawn from isolation overtime? Disconnect with reality, no police, no justice system while your peers are going crazy and become a danger to your life?
If I set up the movie so that you have little to no choice but to get this feeling how is that a bad movie?
It seems many aren't able to make this link or appreciate the seemingly unique approach. But this is what the movie is based on and it does it wonderfully. And if you actually crawl under the skin of the movie instead of it crawling up yours you see that there is a very strong thread keeping everything together.
Look for the thread instead of being blinded by rage. If you can't comment on the why don't bother commenting on the what. You simply have nothing to add.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder so if you're blind the world will look like a dark place. Try not to be blind.
I'd rate it a 7.5 - 8 for a general realistic grade however if there are gonna be deluded votes because people vote 1 I'd rather not vote at all. You rate that low because you don' t want others to see the movie and understand it while you don't.… Expand
5The only thing I will never undestand in these kind of movies is... why does the worst ALWAYS happen? Worst case scenario in every single case! The characters put inside that basement were impossible mix all by themselves, paired with that it just makes this movie completely detached from reality. Yes, I understand the point authors try to make, but you need at least one character you can relate to and a setting that seems adequately plausible to immerse yourself in it, otherwise it's just like a nightmare, you wake up and realize it was total ****… Expand
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Right off the bat the movie got under my skin. I'm a big nuclear junkie, Obsessed with the cold war and nuclear anything, anyway, It had Eva staring at the mushroom cloud from her apartment building, the flash is enough to blind a person from many miles away and at Eva's distance she would have had severe burns all over her body not to mention glass and whatever **** the blast would throw right at her. Nitpicking the details aside though, This movie had good potential. I understand why it appeals to some, this is probably a pretty good portrait of what this kind of survival situation would deteriorate into, but it's a movie for **** sake. Micky was a good dynamic character, sort of a curmudgeon, kind of like house. They had some nice personality clashing going on and then the military or what the **** ever bust in, and take the kid for no obvious reason. Why they don't kill everyone else or weld the door shut right away, who knows, for some reason they see fit to build a totally realistic plastic tunnel that leads to their evil child lab. The movie turns to **** soon after. Black guy gets killed and then they cut off Micky's finger for the panic room combo and then we see none of him for pretty much the whole movie while we get treated to alot of rape and Eva, Sam and that other guy act like **** Because it would be so hard to bash the 2 evil guy's heads in while they sleep with some piece of junk in the basement. Anyway, after **** picks up again and Sam gets the Luger (I gotta admit I did enjoy everyone yelling and Sam eventually shooting the one good guy because he liked his girlfriend) Eva helps Micky out of the chair and Micky caps the remaining evildoer in the chest like the bad ass mother****er that he is, and what does Eve do but LOCK THEM IN THE ****ING BASEMENT WHILE SHE ESCAPES. WHAT THE **** THAT **** That's really what the movie left me with was a feeling of wanting to punch Eva in the ovaries.
Was certainly interesting to watch but in the end it was not a good movie.… Expand