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The Hate U Give Reviews

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January 29, 2019
... clichés in the storytelling as well as in the visual dynamics are a reality, while the surprises are few.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 29, 2018
The film lays out the complexities of contemporary race relations with a deliberateness that frequently edges over into didacticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 3, 2018
Ms. Stenberg, Mr. Hornsby and others in the ensemble (including Regina Hall as Starr's mother, Lisa) are more than capable of exploring their characters' depths, but a wonky script gets them only so far.
October 19, 2018
Thomas's story is more involving because it places individuals front and center. Because Starr is less enmeshed in her various relationships, the movie ultimately becomes more about the slogans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2018
In dealing with all of it, the book character finds her confidence and her voice. But the movie version of The Hate U Give leaves me unsure that its makers ever found theirs.
October 18, 2018
What's missing ... is a narrative focus to match the movie's political passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2019
Ultimately, The Hate U Give is an incredibly powerful character study, a crackling thriller, and even a shrewd editorial on the impact of violence in America.
November 8, 2019
The Hate U Give is poignant, significant and incredibly relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 18, 2019
More than simply highlighting prejudice, The Hate U Give peels back another layer and examines the issues that can divide the Black community from within.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 6, 2019
Starr Carter describes herself as a girl of two versions. The socially savvy 16-year-old keeps her twin selves on well-oiled tracks-until they're both blasted out of the water by a policeman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 3, 2019
A topic few mainstream films ever touch, yet Tillman does so with humor and grace, and an unmistakable fire that is hard to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 21, 2019
It's this deft awareness of teenagers as ungainly children with their own way of interactions that makes The Hate U Give so valuable.
May 15, 2019
Between he amazing performances, the true heartbreak, and the anger simmering beneath everything The Hate U Give is here to make you think and maybe even change your mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
April 2, 2019
An eye-opening thrill ride! A very well executed movie that is relevant to current events going on in our world.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 19, 2019
THE HATE U GIVE is a unique film, both moving and thought-provoking while thoroughly engrossing, and one that everyone should see, teen and adult, black and white.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 21, 2019
Amandla Stenberg is a force to be reckoned with as she finds her voice playing Starr with real and raw emotion.
February 8, 2019
It is raw, it is real, it is all-too-relevant and powerful enough to undoubtedly compel many (white) viewers to rethink their innate prejudices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2019
A powerful, complex exploration of police brutality, the dehumanization of black people, and finding your voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2020
They don't make "issue movies" better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2019
What makes this script work so well is it is so well-rounded.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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