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The Hate U Give Reviews

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January 21, 2019
The Hate U Give reminds us that no matter how far we've come, we still have far to go, but that the end of the war begins within ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 18, 2019
... a vibrant, down-to-earth and unnervingly complex look at the socio-political climate.
Full Review | Original Score: 18/20
January 18, 2019
Breathtaking work by perennially underrated co-star Russell Hornsby, and a reaffirmation of Amandla Stenberg's worth as an A-list star, The Hate U Give works best in the ensemble pieces celebrating the close-knit family at the story's center.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2019
Why it won't end here
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2019
One of the year's 10 Best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 21, 2018
Here is a strong, far-reaching tale of black female empowerment and dignity, a reminder that love is bigger than hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2018
The Hate U Give packs an emotional punch
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 15, 2018
A powerful social justice drama but not necessarily a powerful film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 12, 2018
Several racially-charged and involved issues are brought together in an effective story. While the film is a bit hard-bitten it seems a little too anxious to have a positive ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 21, 2018
The movie is adapted from the young adult novel by Angie Thomas, and the tropes of that genre-a first-person narrative about finding oneself on the way to adulthood-allow it to strike boldly at the emotions that more detached grown-up dramas might avoid.
November 11, 2018
This is a compelling story about race in contemporary America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 5, 2018
I was boo-hoo-ing from beginning to end...I feel like this movie clearly explains what it is to be Black in America today. It's a movie that everybody needs to see.
November 2, 2018
The brilliance of the construction of the is how it forces us to see everything through Starr's eyes
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2018
Amandla Stenberg is a relevation in this powerful and relevant, must-see drama. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 1, 2018
In dealing with all of it, the book character finds her confidence and her voice. But the movie version of The Hate U Give leaves me unsure that its makers ever found theirs.
November 1, 2018
The Hate U Give is equally an American race relations study and coming-of-age story, interweaving the two in indivisible fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 1, 2018
The Hate U Give is an important film; it understands the suffering poor communities go through, and how economic circumstances can enflame racial tensions.
October 31, 2018
The story is eventful and tempestuous, and Amandla Stenberg (playing Starr) is an ideal teen-drama lead - radiant yet wholly believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2018
'Violence, brutality - it's just a different name.' The Hate U Give's familiarity in its themes doesn't lessen its urgency, however.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2018
I had a very strong emotional reaction to this movie, which is as moving as anything I've seen this year. It packs a very strong emotional punch, by putting the viewer into a world which is way outside the comfort zone of most white people.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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