Movie Review - The Hate U Give (2018) *NO SPOILERS-ISH*
PG-13 , 132 Minutes
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.
The Hate U Give is a movie based on a novel about a black girl whose friend is shot and killed by a white police officer. It’s current, it’s emotional, and it’s the highest scoring movie of the year so far. The Hate U Give has an amazing cast and is a true cinematic experience, one that isn’t getting nearly as much credit as it should. It’s also the only film of the year that has made me cry. Every single cast member hits it out of the park. Amandla Stenberg, Lamar Johnson, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, KJ Apa, Alger Smith, Anthony Mackie, Common, Sabrina Carpenter, TJ Wright, all flawless performances. It didn’t even feel like acting to me. I’m normally not a huge fan of lengthy runtimes unless the film is extremely well done, so naturally, this movie could’ve gone on for three hours and I wouldn’t care. The messages that can be found throughout the film are some of the most powerful I’ve seen in recent cinema. Just the whole idea of incorporating Harry Potter into it to explain the similarities between Hogwarts houses and gangs is genius. I normally get very nervous about features that some call “one of the best movies of the year” since my expectations are set high, but this movie took those expectations and gave me a result that I wouldn’t mind watching 10 more times. Go see this movie if you are a person that is capable of enjoying things, cause you will.
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Rotten Tomatoes : 96%
Audience Score : Soon
My Rating : 9.4 / 10
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