A Violent Separation

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Two brothers struggle with a terrible truth behind a tragedy that aims to tear three generations of a family apart.


  • Alycia Debnam-Carey
  • Brenton Thwaites
  • Ted Levine
  • Claire Holt
  • Francesca Eastwood
  • Ben Robson
  • Gerald McRaney
  • Michael Malarkey
  • Peter Michael Goetz
  • Izzy G.

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  • Claire Holt (Abbey), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Frances), and Brenton Thwaites (Norman) are all from Australia.
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May 17, 2019

Unfortunately, the themes don't resonate in sufficiently powerful fashion to compensate for the film's sluggish pacing and strained melodramatics.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2019

If the directors scaled back on the needlessly-complex tale and tightened the reigns, and if screenwriter Michael Arkof sharpened his dialogue (“I’m a deputy, not a vigilante!” Norm yells shrilly, before absconding to his trailer), they may have had something truly special here.

Metacritic review by Alex Saveliev
Alex Saveliev
Film Threat
May 14, 2019

You get what the filmmakers were going for, even if they can’t quite bring themselves to trimming this down to the leaner, less cluttered neo noir it wants to be.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation