The Giver Synopsis
Based on Lois Lowry’s beloved novel, THE GIVER centers on a young man living in a seemingly ideal world of conformity. As he begins to discover the dark truths of his community’s past, he realizes he must escape to protect those he loves – a...
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Movie Reviews

If you liked Divergent & the Island, you will be humbled.

By qdaw99
I went into this movie with no expectations. It's been forever since I read the Giver (back in middle school) and I vaguely remember bits and pieces of it. They started the movie off on the right...

Better than expected

By wahabyo
As with many movies based on novels, the story wasn't 100% accurate. But they did the best they could since this story is very difficult to assimilate into this type of medium. Nevertheless, the...

By lexisbomb
I read the book as a child so thought I would see the movie. I think they could have explained some things better in some areas and made it a little more exciting but overall I thought it had a great...


By poohpal2
True to the book with a few twists and liberties but an excellent adaptation that keeps you on the edge of your seat!...

The Giver-A beautiful movie

By kimraisler
Strong acting and beautiful presentation of Lois Lowry's book....


By taylorm879
I have been a huge fan of the Giver for many years and have taught it to students both young and old. I was excited for the movie and anxious to see how it would translate to the big screen and it...

Message about evil and free choice

By al_soto
The Giver is a movie with little action and so don't go if you are sleepy or tired. But the acting and the message are excellent. We all complain about evil in the world and say that having knowledge...

Was very good once I got past what I had pictured, slight plot changes.

By thiskane
I really enjoyed this movie, although I was a bit worried about how they were going to adapt it when I saw the trailers. They did make a few plot changes to make it more dramatic/ add a new love...


By terribianco
My son read the book about 3 years ago so he was excited to see this come to life. We both enjoyed the cinematography and art direction, just beautiful. Highly recommended....

Just in time for the Senatorial Elections

By joneno746
A movie that speaks against everything the liberal progressive socialist democrat party wants to do to America....

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Rated PG-13 | For Sci-Fi Action and Violence and A Mature Thematic Image
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