It’s sentimental, ridiculously long and only occasionally funny
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
It moved me. It shows what's in deep souls . It could be happening in near future. One of the best movies ever. The girl's play is so convincing. Michael is the best of all.I can't understand the ratting and it's sale. The movie was well directed. well played. so realistic and convincing.It didn't get the attention it deserved.
This has to be one of best physiological thriller movie I have ever watched and I have a watched a lot.. a lot of thriller movies. I don't know why people hate this movie so much. Don't go for negative comments, you would miss a great GREAT film. This movie has so many negative comments because this movie has very strong elements of violence, graphic and sexuality which can't be digested by many people. This movie is definitely not for children and even teens. This movie may have a strong physiological effect. Me and friends discussed this movie for months. You need to have a strong stomach to watch this movie.
Xavier Gens 's The Divide is one of the most unrepentant, bleak glimpses at life after a nuclear apocalypse I've ever seen committed to film. The opening credits have barely started before we're thrown headlong into the midst of an attack on New York City, debris flung at the lens, people running screaming.. most dying. A lucky few make it to the building caretaker's fortified basement, where they are forced to hide out together. Lauren German and her wimpy husband (Ivan Gonzalez), Courtney B. Vance, Roseanna Arquette and her daughter Abbey Thickson, and two arrogant tough guys (Michael Eklund and Milo Ventigmiglia) are among the survivors, and are all excellent. The real standout is Michael Biehn as Mickey, the grizzled caretaker, with a take no bullschit attitude and a tortured past. He begrudgingly allows them to stay (also, he's outnumbered), and when it becomes clear the disaster has resulted in fallout and they are going to be stuck down there for a long time, tensions arise. Slowly, subtly their minds begin to unravel and societal boundaries stretch in favour of primal, animalistic urges and madness. This is apparent in Eklund, Ventimiglia and Arquette's astounding performances especially. The three of them get hit with fallout the hardest, give in to their inner natures and by the end of the film resemble grotesque creatures, as opposed to the people they started off as. Lauren German is the most resilient, letting the only light of hope in the film shine through in her work. For a lower budget effort it packs a nasty punch, leaving a sickening aura in its wake, as any serious minded post apocalyptic movie should. Just be prepared to watch some Family Guy or something after to get you out of its pessimistic, feverishly overpowering head space.
A disgusting film with no value at all. Why the fine actor Courtney B. Vance is in this piece of trash is a real mystery because it is so beneath his talent. The director has no sense of decency and the script is garbage. Not only that, it is badly made and the acting is purely an amateur hour affair. Never in the history of cinema has a motion picture been so ugly and unpleasant. There is no reason at all for this kind of junk being put on film let alone released to the general public without proper warning. Everything about it is beneath contempt. Vance is badly used and sorely misplaced in such a catastrophe. He should fire his agent and never talk to producers of this filth again.