Divergent Reviews

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March 31, 2014
Barely diverting.
March 27, 2014
It's all pretty dumb, and it marks a career low for director Neil Burger, who's made some first-class indie dramas from his own scripts.
March 24, 2014
The first film adapted from Veronica Roth's generically dystopian book series arrives with a sludgy, gray-hued plop.
March 21, 2014
The climactic chases, shootouts, and fistfights have been staged, filmed, and edited with insobriety. Visual clarity shouldn't be too much to ask from these movies, even if they fail to achieve ideological coherence.
March 21, 2014
Jackhammer music and sound design are all that hold the action scenes together.
March 21, 2014
If you can forget what it's saying, Divergent is fairly entertaining.
March 21, 2014
The performances -- namely from stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James and Kate Winslet in a juicy supporting role -- always make the movie watchable and often quite engaging.
March 21, 2014
Woodley is an obviously talented actress, a standout in The Descendants and The Spectacular Now but she's let down by the story surrounding her.
March 21, 2014
Fans of the book will likely be pleased. More importantly, people who don't know a thing about the books may get swept up, as well.
March 21, 2014
With a couple of elaborate action set pieces and some trippy, dreamlike sequences when Tris' thoughts are on display, Divergent is sure-footed, suspenseful, and sequel-ready.
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