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The Hate U Give (2018)



Critic Consensus: 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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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
as Uncle Carlos
Abby Glover
as White Girl
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All Critics (225) | Top Critics (61)

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.

March 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It has a long way to go and every minute of it is worth watching.

February 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

January 30, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a performance without any posturing -- no mean achievement in these circumstances.

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

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 | Full Review…

Though it leans on the genre beats of melodrama to occasionally clunky effect in order to mine the audience's tears, it's impressive how it metabolises these moments of charged emotion in order to make its wider points.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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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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