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The Hate U Give Reviews

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March 10, 2019
Its eagerness to educate and inspire keeps breaking the spell of its storytelling. ... [But as] preachy productions go, this is a stirring sermon that has me saying 'Amen!'
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 6, 2019
Throughout ( ... ) Starr's choices are rooted in her desire to maintain her dual identities. She stifles righteous rage and ignores threats ( ... ) in order to ( ... ) survive.
February 25, 2019
What makes this script work so well is it is so well-rounded.
February 15, 2019
...The Hate U Give skips the allegories and fights the real corruption in this hard-hitting but thoroughly digestible drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 14, 2019
It is at times tough to watch and never shies away from showing other points of view, often using black comedy to do so
Full Review | Original Score: 4
February 8, 2019
It is raw, it is real, it is all-too-relevant and powerful enough to undoubtedly compel many (white) viewers to rethink their innate prejudices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2019
The film certainly can't be faulted for the courage of its convictions, though there are too many spots where the dialogue sounds like it came off a civil liberties pamphlet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2019
It has a long way to go and every minute of it is worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2019
A starkly effective film for teenagers concerned with the effort towards a better world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2019
A powerful, complex exploration of police brutality, the dehumanization of black people, and finding your voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2019
A wave of furious anger rightly burns throughout 'The Hate U Give,' and it's highly likely you'll leave with that fire pulsing through your own veins.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2019
The Hate U Give may never stop being relative, or it may one day be a quaint reminder of systematic injustice. Regardless of what the future holds, The Hate U Give stands for something worth considering.
January 31, 2019
While definitely directed at adolescents, that doesn't mean that anyone over 18 can't enjoy it or be moved by the passion and quietly stirring rage.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 31, 2019
There are some moments of great drama and plenty of provocative food for thought here. But it could all feel a bit too much like homework for the young audience it is seeking to both illuminate and mobilise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2019
The Hate U Give features a strong and incredibly moving performance from Amandla Stenberg, who never holds anything back from the audience and never overplays a moment. She's a star in the making.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 30, 2019
It's a performance without any posturing -- no mean achievement in these circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2019
[The Hate U Give] is an engrossing and emotional drama that deserves to be seen by both its target teen audience and older viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 29, 2019
Director George Tillman Jr.'s execution of the police attack sequence ensures it ranks as one of the best scenes in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2019
... clichés in the storytelling as well as in the visual dynamics are a reality, while the surprises are few.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 29, 2019
Stenberg is a great Starr, and her performance is powerful.
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