Divergent: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
In a future society, a young woman uncovers a plot to kill those who don't fit into specific groups.

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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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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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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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By James Berardinelli
Divergent is less action-oriented than "The Hunger Games" but no less compelling.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Enjoy a Night Out with Your Teenagers

By pgmerkle
As a dad who read the Divergent trilogy at the urging of a 12-year old girl, I can tell you that the movie appeals to everyone, as does the young author's futuristic novel series. It's quite true to...

I LOVE IT !!!!!!!

By Wendyleebk1
i love this movie its a must see... i laughed and cried and hated that it ended because i wanted to watch it again...i read the book also so i wasn't disappointed at all... Theo James is so HOT and an...

Really well made moive

By centrigma
I really liked the way that they had made the movie, good acting, good script, visually pleasing. It made me want to read the books so much that I bought the e-books on Amazon that night and have...

This movie could have been so much more.

By webera693
Not unlike "The Hunger Games" but even more so, this movie had so much potential at first. It could have been a deep allegory of society and individuality, of testing and caste systems. But, like...


By skylerm
It was a great movie, specially for my almost teenage daughter. She read the books and was very excited to see the movie. The casting was great and for a mom like me it was pretty easy to follow...


By pgarard1
Awesome Movie Was not disappointed Great action and wonderful story all the way around Will definitely buy it when it comes out and would recommend it to everyone...

Awesome story and movie

By srisourcing
The movie was fast paced and held our attention throughout. The character development built on itself, but held back a little mystery and intrigue. This movie is definitely a "must see", and is...

Worth the ticket price

By annemariejudson
I read the book before going to see the movie, and for the most part, this is a movie that was able to capture the essence of the written word well. They did focus more on the "action" sequences more...

Divergent is a must see!

By meganstys
It was an awesome movie! The acting was great and was portrayed just like the characters in the book. I have seen it 3 times already since it has came out and I am going to see it a bunch more....


By mcelroytori
As a reader and LOVER of the Divergent book series, I was a little wary to see the movie. , but i had absolutely no reason to be. The movie was well explained, for my friend who hadn't read the...

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements, Intense Violence and Action and Some Sensuality
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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