The Hate U Give

Coming to Cinemas 31 January 2019

Amandla Stenberg (Everything, Everything) witnesses the fatal shooting of her friend by police in this drama based on Angie Thomas's novel.

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, 16-year-old Starr Carter (Stenberg) now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

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Directed by

Written by

  • Audrey Wells
  • (based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas)

Drama

133mins

Rating: M Mature themes, violence and coarse language

USA

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Put simply, The Hate U Give is one of the best films of the year.

Vanity Fair

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The film, directed by George Tillman Jr. and adapted by Audrey Wells, smartly streamlines characters and plots from the book, while inevitably losing some of the neighbourhood colour that made the novel and its characters feel so rich.

Vox

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The Hate U Give succeeds spectacularly. It's anchored by Stenberg's dynamic performance, but the rest of the cast is uniformly terrific.

Hollywood Reporter

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Solidly engineered to engage viewers across racial/economic/political spectrums.

The Guardian

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This is mass-market entertainment with a radical bent, a loudspeaker blast of a teen movie.

Variety (USA)

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Entertaining, enraging, and ultimately deeply moving, "The Hate U Give" is poised to be a hit, and deserves to be.

Los Angeles Times

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A moving, emotionally convincing experience.

Rolling Stone

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An emotional powerhouse about a police shooting of an unarmed black man. Topped by an incandescent Amandla Stenberg, whose performance grows like a gathering storm, Tillman's film snaps like a livewire. It means to shake you - and does.