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2.3
904 Ratings

Divergent

Directed by Neil Burger
United States, 2014
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

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Divergent Directed by Neil Burger
Off the bat, Divergent falters because the chess-board on which the pieces are moving already has too many squares, too many colours and not enough interesting pieces to make the game at all exciting or intense. Reducing the rich tapestry of the human experience into five super-broad traits just seems doomed, ridiculous and highly cynical — surely someone from Erudite would’ve been able to flag that one up?
April 03, 2014
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Divergent shines as a romance and character study, thanks in large part to Woodley… The force of their bond carries the film through many of its rough patches, particularly in the increasingly ridiculous second half. Divergent may be a desperately, awkwardly uneven movie — but don’t be surprised if you find yourself caring for these characters more than you expect.
March 20, 2014
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That the length of Shailene Woodley’s eyelashes changes throughout “Divergent” may have been amusingly distracting for a while (maybe they’re mood lashes, a friend quipped), but such shoddiness also underscores the contempt that movie companies have for the medium and the audience.
March 20, 2014
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