Insurgent Reviews

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January 21, 2016
In all, Insurgent may work as a deafening, frivolous diversion for viewers who can ignore the flimsiness of its universe, plot, and characters.
November 10, 2015
Insurgent's convenient scanners affirm its heroine to be 100% Divergent, the most out of everyone, and that's good enough for the story. But it doesn't have to be good enough for the audience.
March 23, 2015
I appreciate the attempt to try to make this world -- an obliterated, totalitarian Chicago -- as watchable as possible. But there's too much to keep straight.
March 23, 2015
There's little substance and little depth, but Woodley, with her preternatural poise, offers a worthy simulation of drama.
March 22, 2015
Insurgent is far too long for the minimal plot it encapsulates, features little in the way of meaningful character development, and is riddled with instances of poorly conceived, contrived developments.
March 20, 2015
It's all a bit of an unengaging muddle, covered over with concrete grunge, clean white labs, and stagy special effects.
May 14, 2019
The plot's a bit stretched out, but good performances and the series' impressive production value mean it's a serviceable stopgap before the real action of Allegiant.
March 14, 2019
If you're able to push aside the confused machinations of the larger plot during the scenes of flashy violence, you may be able to find a bit of enjoyment in Insurgent. Beyond that, there isn't much nice to say.
February 20, 2019
Insurgent seems to indicate that the studios are content to simply go through the genre motions with this one. Whatever promise was offered by the first film is largely gone, leaving the franchise to plod to the finish line.
January 30, 2019
Will I see them both? Probably. I'm a completist, so I want to see this storyline to its conclusion. Do I recommend that others embark upon the same journey? Probably not. I'm not that mean.
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