Lowry took chances with her novel. The movie of The Giver takes none. It's safe, sorry and a crashing bore. show more
What's so unfunny about peace, love and understanding? Plenty, it turns out. But for much of the movie, viewers will be asking themselves where the conflict is. And, by extension, the drama. show more
A lazy ending mars this fine, if generic, take on a much-loved YA novel. show more
Don't need to waste time on films like this! Development very tedious.
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.
We enjoyed it, felt great after it, and were glad we saw it. It was interesting and we quickly got into the story line..it 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!