The Divergent Series: Insurgent

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Shailene Woodley leads this follow-up to 2014’s Divergent, the young adult dystopian sci-fi about a heavily-guarded community in the near future broken into five factions based on individual skill sets. Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and Zoë Kravitz return alongside new additions Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer.

In the wreckage of a futuristic Chicago, Tris (Woodley) attempts to find her comrades while living life on the run as a fugitive alongside Four (James). With Jeanine (Winslet), leader of the elitist Erudite faction, closing in on them, Tris must discover what her parents died to protect. But Janine isn’t the only one catching up with Tris – the truth of the family’s past closes in on her too.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman co-wrote the script, which may either be a good thing (he wrote A Beautiful Mind) or a bad thing (he wrote and directed A Winter’s Tale).

2015Rating: M, Science fiction themes and violence119 minsUSA
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The Divergent Series: Insurgent / Reviews

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

To the casual moviegoer, it was almost impossible to discern what set Divergent apart from its YA-inspired brethren – it was as generic as movies come.

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Variety

Variety

Considering that Insurgent is meant to represent the series’ great civil war, it all comes across feeling like a tempest in a teapot...

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Kate Winslet as the villainous, power-hungry, ice-cool blonde is the best thing in this overlong sequel...

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Time Out

Time Out

What a waste of Shailene Woodley the Divergent franchise is turning out to be.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It plays like a listless mash-up of every Young Adult franchise movie you’ve ever seen...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There’s no question that the feature is a leaner, meaner affair than its predecessor.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Once you swallow the giant pill that is the premise, it just about makes sense, and Woodley sells it with all her conviction.

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