• Released
  • March 21, 2014
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 20 min
  • Action/Adventure
    IMAX
  • 961 Fan Ratings
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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Critic Ratings

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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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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...

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...

Great Movie

By glaydemist
I haven't read the book, I know people that have said the movie didn't live up to their expectations - but do they ever? Some have compared it to Hunger Games, which I also liked, but they are...

Divergent is Divergent!

By Megan63095
This move is being compared to The Hunger Games and Twilight by many people. However, this movie is nothing like any of those. All three have such different story lines. So many keep saying that...

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...

More Info

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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