A better than average Rape&Revenge movie, but ultimately not much subtler than I Spit on Your Grave: it's effective in creating in viewers the required urge for retaliation and then in fulfilling it in a satisfactory way. But as well-crafted as the film is, we still are very much in exploitation country and it would be alarming if anybody perceived Descent as anything else than that
An underrated little shocker, fueled by a tour-de-force piece of acting from Rosario Dawson. The direction is fluid and subtle before turning nasty and gritty, elevating to a final scene of pure unexpected terror that I have yet to shake off. One of the best films of 2007.