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

By qdaw99
Written January 19, 2015
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 foot, by giving it an excellent cast (Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep). The movie already had an excellent script as it's one of the best-selling books of all-time. This movie is scaled in a way that really takes away from the climax and ending and they pretty much occur in sequence so once they pass you almost feel let down like there should be more. This movie parallels Divergent and the Island in many aspects but was unique enough and well-executed enough to stand out. If you liked those two movies then you should definitely give this one a shot!
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By lexisbomb
Written January 19, 2015
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 message and provoked emotion. I left the theatre feeling like I need to enjoy life more and cherish it, life is a beautiful thing that so many take for granted. We only have one so make it a good one!
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Better than expected

By wahabyo
Written April 11, 2016
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 giver was an enjoyable movie with excellent performances from established actors.
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Sensational

By poohpal2
Written January 19, 2015
True to the book with a few twists and liberties but an excellent adaptation that keeps you on the edge of your seat!
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The Giver-A beautiful movie

By kimraisler
Written January 20, 2015
Strong acting and beautiful presentation of Lois Lowry's book.
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