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Divergent Synopsis
Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
The strength of Burger’s movie is the fact that a non-reader of Roth’s work can enjoy Divergent and not be confused by any aspect of the...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Woodley, through the delicate power of her acting, does something compelling: She shows you what a prickly, fearful, yet daring personality...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

What about those who haven’t read the book? Divergent, the movie, still offers a smart, spunky, sympathetic heroine, a hunky love interest...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Divergent is less action-oriented than "The Hunger Games" but no less compelling.
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67

The Playlist

By Todd Gilchrist
Because there’s some genuinely great ideas in the film, and some terrific character work, but it’s given such uneven attention, alternately...
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65

Film.com

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Over-plotty, convoluted, full of unanswered questions and unquestioned assumptions — is a big part of the problem here, but director Neil...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite two strong lead performances and a welcome dose of female empowerment, this somber tale feels too familiar and formulaic.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This society makes no sense except as a metaphor. The social layout of Divergent was supposedly devised so as to maintain peace, but...
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40

Variety

By Andrew Barker
By trying to cram in as many explanatory info dumps as possible, Burger neglects to tend to the elements of the film that could easily make...
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40

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
It'd be easier to root for lead Tris's (Shailene Woodley, the go-to girl for drab roles with grit) quest to escape her Abnegation roots and...
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It was okay

By sbremer
I saw the movie tonight, on opening night. It was okay. I've read almost all of the Divergent trilogy. The books are much better. They left out a lot of really important, juicy, details while making...

It was okay

By sbremer
I saw the movie tonight, on opening night. It was okay. I've read almost all of the Divergent trilogy. The books are much better. They left out a lot of really important, juicy, details while making...

Better than the book

By skmonks
My main issue with Divergent (the book) was that I couldn't like Tris. One minute she would be totally selfless, the next she would kill without thinking. I just couldn't bring myself to accept her...

Better than the book

By skmonks
My main issue with Divergent (the book) was that I couldn't like Tris. One minute she would be totally selfless, the next she would kill without thinking. I just couldn't bring myself to accept her...

Perfection

By sarahmmaninger
This film exceeded all my expectations! I absolutely love the book and the movie adaption is very close to the book. This could quite possibly be the best movie i have EVER seen! Please do yourself a...

Perfection

By sarahmmaninger
This film exceeded all my expectations! I absolutely love the book and the movie adaption is very close to the book. This could quite possibly be the best movie i have EVER seen! Please do yourself a...

Divergent Divergent <3

By celinesd21
It was great! You cant help compare it to the book but I believe it did it justice. I envisioned a different Four/Tabias but he worked out GREAT! Must Go!...

Divergent Divergent <3

By celinesd21
It was great! You cant help compare it to the book but I believe it did it justice. I envisioned a different Four/Tabias but he worked out GREAT! Must Go!...

Where did the time go?

By CleanMovieLover
I was on the edge of my seat for the entire movie (didn't read the book.) It was captivating and interesting. Sister to Hunger Games for sure ~ same type of movie. Ages: 12-120 Well done! It...

Where did the time go?

By CleanMovieLover
I was on the edge of my seat for the entire movie (didn't read the book.) It was captivating and interesting. Sister to Hunger Games for sure ~ same type of movie. Ages: 12-120 Well done! It...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sensuality, intense violence and action and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Strong female character leads in violent dystopia.
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