Division 19

Division 19

Suzie Halewood (2017)

94min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In a not too distant dystopian future (2039, to be precise) mass entertainment is provided by Big Brother-like cameras trained 24 hours a day on prison inmates, financed by product placement of the food they eat and clothes they wear, plus pay-per-view subscriptions to behind-bars bare knuckle fights. When the big star of the broadcasts, Hardin Jones (Jamie Draven), escapes with the help of a group of anonymous anarchists led by his brother (Will Rothhaar), the authorities aim to quell the growing unrest by any means. Writer/director Suzie Halewood (credited here as SA Halewood) paints this grim world with sepia filters and fast cuts, but the visual panache can't hide a plodding, confusing narrative that struggles to engage the viewer. The cast is uniformly wooden, save for Linus Roache as an acid-tongued businessman desperate to protect his investment and keep the cons on air.

Cast & Crew

Hardin Jones Jamie Draven
Charles Lyndon Linus Roache
Alexandra Neilsen Alison Doody
Nash Will Rothhaar
Aisha Lotte Verbeek
Barca Toby Hemingway
Perelman Clarke Peters
Michelle Jacobs L Scott Caldwell
Peretti Ashton Moio
Director Suzie Halewood
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Miracle CommsGuidance: Violence, swearingReleased on: 21 Jun 2019