Reviews: The Hate U Give (2018)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: In a year that has featured “Black Panther,” “Black Klansman,” “Sorry to Bother You” and “Blindspotting,” who would have predicted that an adaptation of a YA novel would be the year’s most trenchant exploration of racial injustice in today’s America.
  • [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s a film that is designed to speak to a younger audience, and its unanswered questions are made to start discussions around stuff like police brutality, racism, and political activism on their terms, and it’s deeply effective on that level..
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Hate U Give takes on a complex subject and somehow manages to expertly weave in comedy, drama, tragedy, and sadness all within the framework to create a fully realized portrait a young woman’s life.
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: This coming-of-age tale is a galvanizing force for good, and a radical powder keg full of soul-quaking performances and an uncompromised, unfiltered and unflinching message
  • Brent McKnight @ The Seattle Times
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: The Hate U Give isn’t therefore supplying answers as much as presenting the questions in their true-to-life situations for us to confront. It presents details in an almost artificial way to ensure we take note for when their relevance arrives with its required power.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: While some of these adaptations tend to have some important thematic issues buried within, here’s a film that builds no allusions around what it wants to accomplish.
  • Aramide Tinubu @ Shadow and Act
    • Excerpt: George Tillman allows his actors and Thomas’ words to ignite and elevate this story for the big screen, and the result is astounding.