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.
March 20, 2015
The final Divergent book will be split into two movies, a future that is indeed a little dystopian. Much brighter, though, are the blossoming careers of Woodley and Teller.
March 20, 2015
It was always going to be hard to match the fire-power of The Hunger Games series, but the gap is now huge. If Mockingjay Part 1 resembles a playful, sharp-toothed canine, Insurgent is more like a slug.
March 20, 2015
Insurgent is not a very good movie, but it's better than it needs to be.
March 20, 2015
Insurgent stubbornly fails to surge.
March 20, 2015
Most of the best stuff is saved for Insurgent's last half-hour, in which the movie goes "lysergic," as on an acid trip.
March 20, 2015
Unlike Divergent, which required pages of premise-establishing exposition, Insurgent is more purely action-centric, as the hunters hunt and the hunted flee through the trees, hopping freight trains, trying to elude capture.
March 19, 2015
This second installment, based on Veronica Roth's series of YA novels, feels cobbled together and less focused than 2014's Divergent, and lacks tension and excitement.
March 19, 2015
When the drama boils down to a duel between Jeanine and Tris, there's a spark. Otherwise, it's a plodding letdown.
March 19, 2015
It's impressive how the likes of Winslet, Spencer and Watts can spout their required gobbledygook and still maintain conviction.
March 19, 2015
A modest cultural artifact if one largely devoid of aesthetic interest.
March 19, 2015
Insurgent has more action than last year's debut film, which was modestly titled just Divergent. Action is what you want in a picture such as this, especially when you don't really have a lot on your mind.
March 19, 2015
A more effective, adult-friendly film than its predecessor.
March 19, 2015
It's a sequel that sticks to more routine territory of action, angst, and dystopian gloom - mostly a sound approach, thanks to the consistent strength of franchise lead Shailene Woodley and a mix of intended and inadvertent surprises.
March 19, 2015
Maybe you had to read the book?
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