The Divergent Series: Allegiant Reviews

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April 21, 2016
So there's one more to come. It can only improve on this one, which manages to seem cluttered and empty at the same time.
April 21, 2016
It's not Allegiant so much as Ambivalent, Indulgent and even a little Feculent.
April 8, 2016
By this point, none of the pieces fits and absolutely nothing makes any sense.
March 20, 2016
A nightmarish landscape that's meant to be frightening - or at least unsettling - ends up being hilariously cheesy instead.
March 18, 2016
Allegiant exemplifies what happens when a book or movie exists solely for the purposes of placating fans and maintaining a revenue stream.
March 18, 2016
These movies were never going to transform cinema, but watching Allegiant, it's hard not to feel as if someone has pulled the rug out from under an otherwise modestly entertaining franchise.
March 18, 2016
Allegiant aches to be a thought-provoking, moving allegory of the current world. Instead, it's an unwieldy two hours too unintentionally silly to validate how seriously it takes itself.
Top Critic
March 18, 2016
Divergent feels like a hasty idea scribbled on construction paper, crumpled into a ball, and ditched in a mud puddle. Even it can't tell what it wanted to say.
March 18, 2016
egregiously padded piffle
March 18, 2016
The movie desperately wants a sleek and goth-inspired aesthetic in the spirit of Rick Owens. What it ends up with is more of an unfortunate Anne Klein-meets-The Jetsons reality.
March 18, 2016
With this hapless entry, even fans of the series will have their allegiance tested.
March 17, 2016
Because the series' plot reveal turns out to be more confusing than compelling, and because turning a novel into two films invariably leads to inflated productions, only the most devoted fans of the book will pledge allegiance to what's on the screen.
March 17, 2016
There's a lot of standing and talking, a lot of clothes-wearing (and even some doffing), and a lot of very loving set design. What there isn't is tension. Or feeling.
Top Critic
March 17, 2016
Creatively speaking, if not financially, the Divergent series is less a franchise than a quagmire, an unwinnable war that nonetheless must be fought until the bitter end.
March 17, 2016
The worn and weathered third installment in the four-part film adaptation of Veronica Roth's postapocalyptic dystopian YA books.
March 17, 2016
The third and most useless chapter of the continuing sci-fi bloatfest called The Divergent Series.
March 17, 2016
The special effects are among the more positive aspects of Allegiant, but those alone cannot rescue this highly flawed sequel.
March 17, 2016
This setup creates real anticipation about where the story might be headed, at least for those who haven't read Roth's books. Frustratingly, though, the movie devolves into a derivative muddle by the second act.
March 17, 2016
Despite all the brawling, shooting and kissing that goes on, these films are entirely bloodless.
March 17, 2016
This penultimate installment in the dour dystopian franchise offers stronger visual effects and more thought-provoking biopunk notions about genetic engineering than the two previous films, but even star Shailene Woodley looks bored.
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