Divergent Reviews

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April 9, 2014
The conflicts inherent in old-fashioned high school movies are accommodated, with bullying to stir the blood and romance to set the heart thumping. But Divergent's assimilation of all this fails to excite.
April 9, 2014
Romance and self-realisation wrapped in violence now sell a whole lot of tickets. At least Divergent has more to ponder than most of the field.
April 4, 2014
Those with a high tolerance for blockbusters in which non-fetishised females save the day will be able to put up with its flaws - including lacklustre action sequences and a preoccupation with tattoos.
April 3, 2014
What a conformist message.
April 3, 2014
An exceptional teen girl rises up from the slurry of humanity and goes on to mount a revolution against... you know the drill.
March 31, 2014
Barely diverting.
June 17, 2019
Saved by Woodley and James' performances, Divergent has every trope a teenage fan could ask for, and not much else.
April 3, 2019
Divergent is chock-full of holes, but Woodley and her bright band of co-stars try valiantly to save the day.
March 7, 2019
The story is told in a much too clinical fashion.
February 5, 2019
Divergent doesn't have the same mass appeal, but it doesn't make it any less impactful than the best that this genre - the science fiction genre, not the young adult subgenre - has to offer.
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