The Giver Reviews

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May 25, 2019
Although the film has a few merits, including the deft use of a colour motif that harks back to Oz, a dull and predictable ending does nothing to help it overall: the studio clearly has its fingers crossed for yet another series.
August 21, 2018
"The Giver" succeeds in entertaining in the way it reminds us what makes the human race so special...the ability to love.
November 28, 2017
The bottom line is that if you focus on its message, The Giver has some very important things to say. You just might find yourself a little frustrated with the information you get (or rather, don't get) along the way.
August 10, 2017
The performances by all the characters are adequate, but the story had a friend and me riveted to the screen. But then, we like movies that are actually about something.
March 30, 2015
Wrapped in an exciting movie with beautiful special effects, 'The Giver' makes the case for the beauty of grown-up freedom.
January 14, 2015
It gives a little and doesn't take a lot.
October 31, 2014
... muddled and heavy-handed, and not as powerful as intended, but at least it's intellectually ambitious, both for newcomers to the material and for its legions of fans who will crave for the launching of another franchise.
September 30, 2014
Not surprisingly, the acting is first-rate, with the moments between Bridges' Giver and Thwaites' Receiver forming the heart of the movie.
September 22, 2014
It's an intelligent, accomplished, unpadded thriller, and one suitable for the children.
September 20, 2014
The Giver is a solid, soft sci-fi entertainment with plenty of talented folks attached.
September 19, 2014
Young adults impatient for the next instalment of The Hunger Games will find plenty to enjoy in this thriller based on the Lois Lowry novel.
September 19, 2014
Noyce has an innate and remarkable ability to capture landscape with sensitivity, giving depth to the teenage blockbuster and even allowing adult audiences the chance to evaluate their own individuality.
September 18, 2014
It makes for one of this overcrowded field's stronger entries, refusing to redact entirely the baby-slaying weirdness that permits Lois Lowry's source novel its multiplicity of grown-up readings ...
September 18, 2014
Perhaps too slow for audiences used to the cut and thrust of Katniss Everdeen, this nevertheless quietely makes its mark.
September 18, 2014
A bold and astute coming-of-age story with an impressive leading turn by Brenton Thwaites.
September 17, 2014
It takes a while to get going, but as The Giver marches towards its ending, it begins to tie together the weightier themes it's exploring.
September 15, 2014
It's special because it focuses on the interior lives of its characters.
September 12, 2014
Bem mais rico em seu design de produo do que em sua histria.
September 6, 2014
Phillip Noyce has cast the film to ensure it has gravitas and we are engaged: Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges are the representatives of the two ends of the philosophical divide
September 6, 2014
With consummate skill, director Phillip Noyce orchestrates all the complexities of the tale and its parallels with the state of the world, blending together its fantasy and thriller elements with a rich emotional heart
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