The Hate U Give Reviews

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October 12, 2018
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...
October 12, 2018
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.
October 12, 2018
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.
October 12, 2018
The movie is both honest and humane, as well as hopeful.
October 12, 2018
"The Hate U Give" is open about its emotions and its earnestness, and is all the more resonant as a result.
October 11, 2018
The film is bolstered by some fine performances, and African American director George Tillman Jr. does a fine job in delivering a tale with deep emotional resonance.
July 7, 2019
Starr Carter describes herself as a girl of two versions. The socially savvy 16-year-old keeps her twin selves on well-oiled tracks-until they're both blasted out of the water by a policeman.
July 3, 2019
The Hate U Give cleverly provides meaningful dialogue about one of the most profound issues of the modern era by presenting it through the vessel of a laugh-and-cry teen drama. One to watch with the kids.
June 5, 2019
The Hate U Give is a phenomenal powerhouse of a film - moving, engaging and incredibly bold, both in front of and behind the camera. Amandla Stenberg is one of the brightest talents working in film today.
June 3, 2019
A topic few mainstream films ever touch, yet Tillman does so with humor and grace, and an unmistakable fire that is hard to shake.
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