[Rosario Dawson] could have provided a 100-minute closeup and revealed more about human nature and anguish than all of Descent. full review
You'll want to avert your eyes from this intense and intensely unpleasant drama about rape and revenge.
A well-acted trifle straining to be a hard-hitting morality play. full review
It's been a while since we saw a demagogic feminist exploitation revenge drama, and Descent, while top-heavy with 'agenda,' is shrewdly done. full review
Look-at-me-I'm-a-filmmaker photography, pacing that has all the thrills of waiting in line at the post office and an utterly predictable plot combine to make the movie even worse than the hacky chick revenge fantasy now showing on channel 186 of your box. full review
No moviegoer has done anything to deserve the images that director Talia Lugacy would throw in their face. full review
It's a lot like a '70s exploitation movie, with its determination to seduce and shock the viewer with alternating currents of electrical stimulus, and its weird combination of arty arch-decadence and neo-Victorian moralizing. full review
[Dramatizes] the experience and the psychological aftermath of rape with a vividness I've never seen in an American film.