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Descent Review

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3.5

Dave White Profile

" … what it doesn't do: move beyond the obvious." Read full review

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  • 3.0
    45

    out of 100

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Depending on your revenge story preferences, the brutally pretentious Descent is either a payback flick with an agonizingly formless middle, or a soul-darkening head trip bracketed by a crude vengeance tale. Mostly, though, it's indie provocation trapped between shock and blah.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    Pic's message is the one thing that's made clear: A victim can sink lower than her predator. Whether receiving that message justifies the cost of watching Descent is another question.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    A well-acted trifle straining to be a hard-hitting morality play.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    Hard to watch but essential to see, Descent is at once realistic and rhetorical, and driven throughout by righteous anger that comes from an honest place.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's been a while since we saw a demagogic feminist exploitation revenge drama, and Descent, while top-heavy with ''agenda,'' is shrewdly done.

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