Insurgent Reviews

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February 23, 2016
[It] gives us plenty of pretty faces, nifty special effects and futuristic action aimed at stirring the pot of teen angst, but it hits a wall when it tries to explore the ideas at its seething heart.
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.
January 2, 2016
Kate Winslet remains a welcome distraction as matriarchal Jeanine and Miles Teller proves better than the material but, in terms of both visuals and story, this is tired and derivative.
December 21, 2015
Ludicrously derivative of The Hunger Games.
December 18, 2015
Plot-wise, Insurgent doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but that tracks back to Veronica Roth's books, which build an entire world around a fundamentally silly premise and just hope the reader won't notice.
December 18, 2015
The drama is drab, the romance is heat-free, and too often I saw Woodley and others running and chasing and fighting, only to stop and say dialogue that made me think these actors would poke fun if they were sitting in the audience.
December 17, 2015
People are sad, people are mad, people are bad, and people will say exactly how they feel any chance they get. It's like a Bond villain crafted specifically to destroy whatever mystery still existed around the inner angst of young adult stories.
December 7, 2015
As much as the Divergent films strive to be the grimy, snarling little sister to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games juggernaut, though, the movies so far have failed to give off a punk edge - or any edge, really.
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.
November 5, 2015
Insurgent wants us to be awestruck, but in spite of a few nice ingredients, we've seen it before, and we've seen it better.
August 21, 2015
Dull, monotonous, and painfully tedious.
August 11, 2015
There's much more that doesn't work here than does.
August 2, 2015
Instead of helping the story to move along as the middle part of a trilogy should, Insurgent ends up being nothing more than another helping of the problems that held back its predecessor.
June 12, 2015
Ah, that story we ordered last year finally arrived.
June 10, 2015
Insurgent is a bad film masquerading as a mediocre one. And that masks its more troubling moral core.
May 25, 2015
Divergent hardly made a case for YA fiction and Orwell's 1984 as thrillingly convergent, or the teen-dystopia as either grandly emergent or resurgent, ultimately proving as exciting, for $9.95, as a box of detergent. And now ... Insurgent.
May 21, 2015
...falls right in line with its hopelessly mediocre predecessor.
May 17, 2015
A good premise is dumbed down and poorly executed by a director who doesn't seem to understand how to make his narratives genuinely interesting.
May 13, 2015
The film is essentially one long fight with occasional scene changes -- they're on a train! Rooftop gunfight! Fisticuffs in the hallway!
April 23, 2015
Robert Schwentke's Insurgent is a massively stupid movie.
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