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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Except for Kate Winslet's fearsome turn as a villain, the only terror Divergent roused in me was that the drag-ass thing would never end. Sorry, I'm a Candor. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This society makes no sense except as a metaphor. The social layout of Divergent was supposedly devised so as to maintain peace, but putting people into airtight factions guarantees conflict. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Despite two strong lead performances and a welcome dose of female empowerment, this somber tale feels too familiar and formulaic. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In all candor, and with all the amity I can muster, Divergent is as dauntingly dumb as it is dauntingly long. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Too bad this would-be heir, Divergent, is so unimaginative and bland. show more

  • 40
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Director Neil Burger struggles to fuse philosophy, awkward romance and brutal action. Even with star Shailene Woodley delivering the requisite toughness and magnetism, the clunky result is almost unrelentingly grim. show more

  • 45
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Director Neil Burger, whose last divergent character was the smart-drugged protagonist of Limitless, allocates more than enough of this overlong movie to details of life and society in future-Chicagoland. But he fails to make any aspect of the premise persuasive. show more

  • 65
    Film.com

    Over-plotty, convoluted, full of unanswered questions and unquestioned assumptions — is a big part of the problem here, but director Neil Burger (“Limitless”) pulls off a neat trick here, in that Divergent is a pretty diverting piece of moviemaking pulled from a not-especially-good story. show more

  • 88
    Bill Zwecker Chicago Sun-Times

    The strength of Burger’s movie is the fact that a non-reader of Roth’s work can enjoy Divergent and not be confused by any aspect of the storyline. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Divergent is less action-oriented than "The Hunger Games" but no less compelling. show more

  • August 09, 2014 KEN ROGERS, Esq.
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    Not a great movie...very dumb and too long.

  • May 16, 2014 groversinc
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    LOVED THIS MOVIE-FOUR & TRIS WHAT A GREAT LOVE STORY THIS IS A CASE AGAIN THAT CRITICS ARE SO WRONG. SEEN THIS MOVIE 5 TIMES CAN NOT WAIT TO BUY DVD

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