• The Giver (2014)

The Giver

Release Date: August 15th, 2014

DVD Release Date: November 25th, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) lives in a seemingly idyllic world of conformity and contentment. When he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), an old man who is the sole keeper of the community's memories, Jonas discovers the dangerous truths of his community's secret past. Armed with the power of knowledge, Jonas realizes that he must escape from their world to protect himself and those he loves -- a challenge no one has ever completed successfully.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush

Director: Phillip Noyce

Genres: Action , Science fiction , Drama

Production Co: Tonik, As Is Productions

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Growing up , Pursuit , Soldier , Brooding , Friend , Intense , Fascinating , Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A lazy ending mars this fine, if generic, take on a much-loved YA novel. show more

  • 50
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    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

  • 50
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    The Giver is an anti-totalitarian allegory so farcically hyperbolic it feels like only a teenager could have come up with it. show more

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