The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Amandla Stenberg (Everything, Everything) witnesses the fatal shooting of her friend by police in this drama based on Angie Thomas's novel.

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, 16-year-old Starr Carter (Stenberg) now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

2018Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language133 minsUSA
Drama

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Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

The Hate U Give is a film crafted for emotional impact. Amandla Stenberg is striking as 16-year-old Starr, a girl caught between. She lives in Garden Heights, a fictional, predominantly black neighbourhood scavenged by police and local gangs alike. But to Starr, Garden Heights means family; her father’s grocery store is central to the town.

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Vox

Vox

The Hate U Give succeeds spectacularly. It's anchored by Stenberg's dynamic performance, but the rest of the cast is uniformly terrific.

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Variety

Variety

Entertaining, enraging, and ultimately deeply moving, "The Hate U Give" is poised to be a hit, and deserves to be.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The film, directed by George Tillman Jr. and adapted by Audrey Wells, smartly streamlines characters and plots from the book, while inevitably losing some of the neighbourhood colour that made the novel and its characters feel so rich.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is mass-market entertainment with a radical bent, a loudspeaker blast of a teen movie.

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Stuff

Stuff

Compelling twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the more-than-two-hour running time, while the story's tonal gear-changes are not only handled well, but breathtaking in their execution.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

An emotional powerhouse about a police shooting of an unarmed black man. Topped by an incandescent Amandla Stenberg, whose performance grows like a gathering storm, Tillman's film snaps like a livewire. It means to shake you - and does.

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Newshub

Newshub

The Hate U Give feels like just that kind of opportunity, and not only that, this is two hours of unforgettable cinematic storytelling which kept me enthralled from the opening few frames until the closing credits.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A moving, emotionally convincing experience.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Solidly engineered to engage viewers across racial/economic/political spectrums.

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Collider

Collider

Put simply, The Hate U Give is one of the best films of the year.

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