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Set in a futuristic dystopia, a teenager seeks to break free from her homogeneous society that divides people based on human traits. She leaves her faction and joins a rival group, where she falls for a young man.

Starring:
Theo James, Kate Winslet
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 19 minutes
Starring Theo James, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley
Director Neil Burger
Genres Science Fiction
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 11 August 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 19 minutes
Starring Theo James, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley
Director Neil Burger
Genres Science Fiction
Studio E1 Films
Rental release 11 August 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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4.0 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roman Clodia TOP 100 REVIEWER on 22 Feb. 2015
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This is a good, if simplified, screen version of the original book. The film does an excellent job of visualising the world of this trilogy: the ruins of Chicago, the Dauntless headquarters. Unfortunately, despite the 2 hours+ running time, the characters are only sketched in: Triss and Four are suitably pretty but Four, especially, lacks the hardness of the book. The other Dauntless initiates Peter, Al and Will barely exist as characters, and even Christina has little more than a walk-on part.

Despite that, though, I liked the energy of the film and the chemistry between Triss and Four. If you've loved the books then this is definitely worth watching - if you haven't, then this film version doesn't do justice to them.
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57 of 66 people found the following review helpful By L. Davidson VINE VOICE on 12 Oct. 2014
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I really enjoyed this film even though it is probably aimed at a young audience. I identified with the chief protagonist,Tris, whose individuality renders her unable to fit into any of the five factions that make up a futuristic ,dystopian Chicago society. She is a Divergent, someone who cannot be pigeon holed into one category by the ruling elite. They see such types as dangerous ,unpredictable and a threat to social cohesion and they are hunted down and killed. Tris hides her secret and joins the daring ,warrior faction Dauntless.The film follows her progress as she undergoes a difficult training programme ,falls in love and tries to avoid detection. However in the background, one faction tries to usurp the governing role of another and this threatens Tris's family and the protective role of her Dauntless faction. Can she avoid detection and use her multi faceted skills to save the day ? "Divergent" is an exciting,imaginative film and is a critique of bad minded ruling elites desires to crush individuality and homogenise society into manageable ,ignorant little units. There's plenty of action,suspense and romance in this highly entertaining film.
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The concept of a future world centred on Chicago where people are divided into factions according to their personality is well presented in the opening scenes with some nice CGI. Unfortunately interest is only maintained for the first 20 minutes. The storyline gradually becomes erratic as does the script and the characters lose their credibility. The film urns into just another mediocre 'shoot em up' hollywood sci-fi film. Disappointing.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By bizmandan on 26 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Ok, let’s address the elephant in the room, Divergent was made purely to ride the coat tales of the massively successful Hunger Games franchise, a fact that would make most people apprehensive at the least. Who wants to watch the poor mans Hunger Games when you can just watch the actual Hunger Games? Well I can honestly tell you that the concept and characters are original and compelling enough for this film to be enjoyed without comparison to the afore mentioned franchise, that’s not to say that Divergent is better than Hunger Games, it’s just, Different.

From the get go I found this film drawing me in with its notion, Chicago, post a non-descript war, that has made the surrounding areas uninhabitable, found the only way to live peacefully is to divide society into several factions. There's Dauntless, the brave warriors; Amity, peaceful farmers; Candor, truth tellers; Erudite, the brainy; and Abnegation, the selfless. Teenagers take a test to determine which faction suits them best, but they are still free to choose what faction they would like to live their life in, those who don’t fit in any of the groups become the factionless, and live life out in squalor and poverty. Each of the five factions help balance with the other four and thus society carries on peacefully with stability. The reason the film drew me in straight away is that I found myself thinking, “that is actually a great way of doing things, I wonder if that would work in real life?” this is actually a weird line of thinking for a future dystopian film to provoke, so straight away, I had to give the story, or at least the concept, top marks. But we already knew that this film would provide us with an interesting story as it so proudly displays in the opening credits “Based on the book by Veronica Roth”.
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Definitely pitched towards a Hunger Games audience, but decent enough dystopian sci-fi action to provide a couple of hours' entertainment (I actually liked it a little better than all that aimless running around in woods).

I'm fairly sure I've seen most of it before in various other films or series, but it was put together convincingly and paced well enough to keep me watching. Three stars because 7/10 rounded down!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kaloki on 21 Oct. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Was surprised at how much I enjoyed this, as I had wondered if it would come across like a poor copy of the Hunger Games. While the lead is no Jennifer Lawrence - and the plot is not exactly deep - it's a fast paced film that really keeps you watching. Also liked the soundtrack.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Steve B on 3 Feb. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
I loved the book that this film is based upon, but feel that the film is a very poor relation. So much of the book is about character interactions with the other 'Initiates' and how Tris develops as a person through these, but in the film you're barely even aware that the others have names, never mind characters!

There are other aspects where it fails, such as:

"Whoops, someone very close (won't add a spoiler) just got killed, and so onto the next scene" - Hello - major trauma just skipped over!

"I'm terrified of heights, so let's just walk casually from the middle of this narrow bridge to the building it's connected to" - totally unreal.

There were some bright spots - another death was handled so totally differently and I actually felt some solid emotion coming through which was a delightful breath of fresh air from the film. However, most of the film was emotionally flat in my opinion.

I really wanted to enjoy this movie after reading the book, but try as I could I found it flat and dull. :(

I'm sure some will truly enjoy this movie adaptation, but sadly I'm not one of them. I expect I'll watch the others but I'll not be holding my breath waiting for them to come out.
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