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 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 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 becomesmore depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
When a character swims through raw sewage to escape at the film's climax, it's hard not feel a certain solidarity.Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 01.12.2012
Relentlessly unpleasant and nihilistic in its approach and execution.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 01.11.2012
The Divide is so busy mixing metaphors to explain our dog-eat-dog contemporary world that it never bothers filling out relationships beyond a thumbnail-sketch level.Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, 01.10.2012
We wait, from one cringe-inducing, hide-your-face-from-the-screen act after another, to see how much worse the behavior will become.David DeWitt, New York Times, 01.12.2012