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.
  • 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..
  • [New] | Moises Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
    • Excerpt: The Hate U Give is an emotionally gripping and powerful crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. Featuring an intensely moving and spellbinding performance by the talented Amandla Stenberg, the plot directly tackles a troubling issue faced by many people, as experienced through the eyes of a young teen.
  • 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
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: “The Hate U Give” is a vital, empathetic drama about the black experience in today’s America.
  • 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.
  • James Wegg @ JWR
    • Excerpt: Why it won’t end here