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: Fox 2000 Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, State Street Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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

  • 80
    Sam AdamsSlate

    The movie’s most profound performance isn’t Stenberg’s, although their emotional lucidity makes them a good proxy for its intended young adult audience, but Hornsby’s, as a father fighting to prepare his children for a world in which the people who are supposed to protect them can be a profound threat. show more

  • 70
    André HerefordFilm Journal International

    On the strength of its authentic storytelling voice and galvanizing lead performance, The Hate U Give delivers a powerful message that all the rallying and rioting and impassioned pleas in the world won’t change anything if they fall upon deaf ears. show more

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