The Giver (2014)

The Giver 2014

US Title:
The Giver
Year:
2014
Country:
US
Director:
Phillip Noyce


What’s It About?
In a seemingly ideal future, a young man is selected to receive and protect the secret memories of the world’s past.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
The Giver has some good moments but it also has some flaws. I feel like the viewer is always two or three steps ahead of the characters, so the movie becomes a somewhat frustrating experience. We the viewers already know that the characters are being manipulated and that they are unknowingly trapped in their habitat, but waiting so long for the characters to figure this out for themselves makes me sympathize with them less and less as the film drags on. The movie has a really talented cast, but it’s tough to watch them all play such unsatisfying roles.

Final Grade: C+

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