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Based on 33 Critics
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fan reviews ( 11 )
  • Lowry took chances with her novel. The movie of The Giver takes none. It's safe, sorry and a crashing bore. show more

  • Just in the last few months, we've seen "Snowpiercer" and "Divergent," which also deal with what happens after a civil collapse. The Giver, the latest in this weird trend, approaches a now-familiar topic from a new angle, and, of the three, it's the most visually arresting. show more

  • While the adult performances are strong, especially Jeff Bridges in the title role, youthful characterizations are not nearly as illuminating as they were on the page. show more

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  • September 22, 2014 wastew369
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    Don't need to waste time on films like this! Development very tedious.

  • August 24, 2014 jockey01
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    if you are between the ages of 9 and 12...i suggest you see this movie. anyone else SHOULD find this a terribly immature excuse for a movie. between a 1 and a 5, i give it a 0. yes, that bad.

  • August 23, 2014 Patty
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    We enjoyed it, felt great after it, and were glad we saw it. It was interesting and we quickly got into the story moved along at a well paced clip...everyone seemed to enjoy it. I'd say 4 stars.. it's not a romp 'em/stomp 'em movie but one that will remain with you for a long time. Well played by everyone in Cast. I didn't realize that was Taylor Swift !! Love Jeff Bridges, was supposed to hate Meryl Streep.. but do anyway... new actors were great!

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