The Hate U Give Reviews

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½ December 8, 2018
Tour de force performance from Amandia Stenberg & really the entire cast -- yes, there are parts that are a bit dramatized (cue white girl singing about peace, love, and harmony) and the thug names are almost as stupid as they get (and no thugs look that good, LA or NYC). but it examines not just racism in the post-modern world but its an introspective look at what its like to be a minority living in white America, wanting to erase your own identity just to fit in & to be called upon to defend it when you realize you are who you are -- "I dont see color". "No, you dont. You dont see my blackness" Word!
December 6, 2018
I believe that this movie was a generational success that should remain a classic for years to come. Although it started off with a lighter, more playful tone, it became one of the most meaningful movies that I have ever seen. The main idea of the movie was that the hate (the violence, ruthlessness, lack of compassion) that was being represented by the adults and role models in Garden Heights would come back to haunt the children who grow up seeing this. Another main idea was that there are very little opportunities for good pay for the citizens of Garden Heights. Once the opportunities are gone, they need money and are forced to get it through unlawful ways such as selling drugs for the King Lords. They conveyed there message well, and the acting was very strong towards the end of the movie. That was my opinion of The Hate U Give.
December 5, 2018
I loved it. thought it was moving and was a tear jerker. I cried from the beginning to the end of the film.
December 4, 2018
Some parts of the film make you remember that it's geared for a younger audience, but nonethless, powerful. I do feel like the movie took every possible opportunity to drive the message home which came off a bit heavy-handed at times.
December 2, 2018
Amazing! I cried through the whole movie, and will definitely watch again!!
December 1, 2018
The Hate U Give is a flick that rides the line between being good and great. There is no doubt that it is tone perfect and evergreen in theme, but at the same time, for a good chunk of the film it doesn't quite leap at you.

It is strong and powerful, but it's a bit on the nose. The Hate U Give echos reality, and whether it's a work of fiction or not, it feels like a story that definitely exists for real in this world.

Which is where the film shines. There are many a scene that sucker punches you, and makes you realise that this is the way people are, and there's good and bad. There's one particular scene that wonderfully illustrates how those who say they care on the outside of the truth of it all don't really get it at all. The sympathisers that still don't quite realise that there's more to the problems with race and society than just a hashtag.

The Hate U Give captures you from the beginning, showing how from a young age, kids in the world of the movie - and that world in real life - have to know that this is how things are, and those things are shitty. It's fucked up that they have to truly follow instructions to the letter to stay alive in this world.

The themes are strong. They resonate, they open eyes, they don't back away from the fact that this is how it is. And we need change.

As an overall film, though, it doesn't light a fire as well as it could. Maybe it's the pacing, maybe it's the acting, there's just some missing link in The Hate U Give, which is disappointing. It pleasantly surprises coming off the trailer, but it does still feel like a young adult version of a really great film, and instead it's just a really good film.
November 30, 2018
2018‚(TM)s film calendar was a full of contemporary critiques and social satires, and The Hate U Give, while not the best I seen, was still an incredible watch. Amandla Stenberg gives an incredible lead performance, full of raw intensity and emotional gravitas. The films primary target is police brutality, but it also manages to tackle the tough family dynamic, the damage caused by a life of crime, gang violence and the thin line between peaceful protest and all-out anarchy, but never feels bloated or overloaded. The film keeps the focus on its lead and the trauma she goes through, keeping her secret not only from the general public, but also from her nearest and dearest. When it finally gets out, chaos is unleashed, and she quickly finds herself at the forefront of a mission for justice. The movie might be a little too simplistic in its depictions of race relations and discrimination at times, but that didn‚(TM)t stop it from containing some of the most emotional moments I see on screen this year. But far from being a sentimental slog, it contains plenty of levity too, revealing the characters through their love of life and desire to live it. Keep an eye on the cast and crew, and hopefully they‚(TM)ll bring us more films like this in the near future.
½ November 30, 2018
The Hate U Give's powerful, sophisticated dialogue, Amandla Stenberg's breakthrough performance and many truly moving, inspirational scenes make this the best film about racism since 'Do the Right Thing'. It actually tries to get to the root of the problem unlike so many other movies about this subject matter and it's such an ambitious and important, yet also intimate film as is evidenced by the protagonist Starr's amazing journey from a passive, regular girl to an active seeker for justice which should prove relatable and inspirational to many.
November 28, 2018
A melhor coisa do filme ť o KJ Apa com cabelo normal... mentira, que trilha sonora!
November 27, 2018
A heart filled story about modern America and the struggles of identity and finding ones self in different social climates. Great performances help convey what is really going on.
November 26, 2018
An accurate depiction of the current-day struggle for equality among African-American communities. This film focuses on the importance of setting a good example for your children and the younger generations so they can have the opportunities to succeed in life and that you don't have to be born in a rich neighborhood to instil the proper values needed to achieve this.
November 25, 2018
after the first ten minutes, I didnt stop crying. absolutely beautiful and perfect. also, the story is so real and relevant and I loved it
November 25, 2018
The movie is truly inspiring however the movie would be terrible if they did not hire my favorite actor he did AMAZING in this movie and his name is... TJ Wright! I can not imagine this movie with out him.
Remember his name is TJ Wright please fallow him anyway that you can!
November 25, 2018
this is a great so meaningful movie it is sometimes a bit inappropriate violence wise but overall a great movie loved it this is my favorite movie and it shows the truth about things we might not have known about.
November 24, 2018
This movie is just amazing...all I can say is that you have to watch this movie
November 24, 2018
I love this movie it was true in every aspect of what's going on in the world today. People's me to see what's happening in our communities and how police are getting away with everything just need to be changed it doesn't matter who you are if you take a life you need to pay for it.
November 24, 2018
If you've read the book you'd understand. WHY DID THEY CHANGE HOW KHALIL GOT SHOT!?!?!
November 24, 2018
Everything in this movie feels either clichť or poorly done.
November 23, 2018
Boring, ramming politics down your throat!
November 22, 2018
If you aren‚(TM)t woke then you will likely become more woke
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