The Hate U Give

Release Date: October 5th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.

Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, K.J. Apa, Anthony Mackie, Sabrina Carpenter, Common , Issa Rae

Director: George Tillman Jr.

Genres: Drama

Production Co: State Street Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Passionate , 2010s , Fall , House , Quest , Death , Emotional , Transformation , Police officer , Friend , Rise , Car , Tense , Police station ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Viewers who've actually been in the protest trenches may long for a grittier take. But in sanitizing some aspects of this experience, The Hate U Give brings the world of protest and agitation a little closer to those whose privilege has made it relatively easy to ignore. show more

  • 75
    Katey RichVanity Fair

    It doesn’t take a dystopian future or a sci-fi bent to present a teenage girl who faces enormous stakes and near-constant potential for violence, and The Hate U Give represents Hollywood’s first real ability to recognize that. show more

  • 80
    Gwilym MumfordThe Guardian

    This is mass-market entertainment with a radical bent, a loudspeaker blast of a teen movie. show more

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