The Hate U Give

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Led by a breakout turn from Amandla Stenberg, the hard-hitting The Hate U Give emphatically proves the YA genre has room for much more than magic and romance.

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Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Anthony Mackie and Issa Rae.

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Cast

Amandla Stenberg
as Starr Carter
Regina Hall
as Lisa Carter
Russell Hornsby
as Maverick Carter
KJ Apa
as Chris
Lamar Johnson
as Seven Carter
Issa Rae
as April
Common
as Uncle Carlos
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It's a performance without any posturing -- no mean achievement in these circumstances.

Jan 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Hate U Give has a fierce storytelling grip.

Oct 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tillman has an excellent touch for the quietly impactful scenes with Starr and her family, as well as the news footage-style depictions of marches and protests that go sideways...

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The filmmakers understand their characters so thoroughly that the insights seem to grow organically from their experiences. This is American studio filmmaking at its finest.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It's so gripping to watch-as well as being, in places, just delightfully funny-that you never feel you're being preached to. It picks you up in one place and sets you down in another.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie is both honest and humane, as well as hopeful.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hate U Give

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Perhaps the screenplay is a little to neat and tidy, but the movie has a lot of ground to cover. Ultimately it serves as a convincing rallying cry for the perspective audience.

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