The Hate U Give2018
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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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.
It has a long way to go and every minute of it is worth watching.
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.
It's a performance without any posturing -- no mean achievement in these circumstances.
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.
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.
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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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