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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:
Kate Winslet, Theo James
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DVD, Blu-ray

Divergent

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 19 minutes
Starring Kate Winslet, Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort
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 Kate Winslet, Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort
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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Divergent (DVD).

DVD Info.
Region 2.
Ratio 16:9/2.35:1
Certificate 12a.
Running time 139 minutes.

Cast.
Shailene Woodley as Beatrice "Tris" Prior
Theo James as Tobias "Four" Eaton
Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior
Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews
Jai Courtney as Eric
ZoŽ Kravitz as Christina
Miles Teller as Peter
Maggie Q as Tori
Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior
Tony Goldwyn as Andrew Prior
Ray Stevenson as Marcus Eaton
Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Will
Christian Madsen as Al
Amy Newbold as Molly
Mekhi Phifer as Max
Ben Lamb as Edward
Justine Wachsberger as Lauren

Box Office.
Budget $85 million
Box office $274,945,239

Whats The Story.
In a futuristic Chicago, society is divided into 5 factions. Abnegation the selfless, Dauntless the brave, Erudite the intelligent, Candor the honest & Amity the peaceful, When all teenagers reach the age of 16, they must choose to either stay in their faction of birth, or transfer into another faction.

Beatrice Prior must make the decision to stay with her family in a faction she feels she isn't right for, or to transfer into another faction, & leave her family behind.

What follows is a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice Tris has made as she must undergo extreme physical & intense psychological tests, that transform them all.

But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death.

Forced to hide this deadly secret, Tris has to make a difficult choice who is drawn to her enigmatic mentor, Four who appears to both threaten & protect her.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert Watling on 14 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
I must admit when i first saw the trailer for this movie i thought oh great another hunger games wannabe not watching it then i started to warm up to this movie and couldnt wait to watch it as missed it at the cinema so watched it on dvd and after an hour i got bored with it it is nearly exactly the same pace as hunger games catching fire but is just as slow but catching fire is even slower the main girl is hot dnt get me wrong and the idea of five factions and a test to see where u fit into one of the factions and if your divergent u a threat to sociaty and must be killed i thought it was good but boring and a world which is recovering from war hunger games anyone except they arnt killing one another for survival and entertainment i actually very nearly fell asleep watching this i liked the host that had a great story divergent seems to fall into soppy teen romance that 14 to 17 year old girls would watch on a sleepover im 30 and i do watch these sort of movies but it seems hollywood wants to turn every teen scifi or fantasy book into a movie the next is maze runners and if its anything like divergent we're all doomed
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Deanna Palmer on 28 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
I really enjoyed this movie based on the very popular YA novels by Veronica Roth, it provided everything I enjoyed so much in the books. This could be the new teen movie franchise with a fantastic cast, great customs and amazing story. I would recommend this film to anyone who loves action, romance and YA themes.
This movie stayed as true to the book as it could while not being the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Wilson TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Aug 2014
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Warning small spoiler - Bought this after seeing all the hype and advertising surrounding it and was not disappointed when watched it as was drawn into the Divergent world from start to finish. Brilliant acting especially by Ashley Judd in the action part scenes when she pauses mid gun fight to look at her daughter with admiration only a really good actress would have thought to do that and considering she doesn't have any children of her own I thought a really good part to put in as it caught my attention as a mum. Unfortunately I haven't managed to read the books prior to the film which I hate not doing as I had other reading commitments to complete first but I have ordered all the books and intend on starting to read them asap as I always think a book is better than the movie. If the book is even half as good as the film then i know I am going to be up into the early hours reading and hooked. Brilliant storyline and film and wow check our Theo James!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trish Barlow on 14 Sep 2014
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I understand that there are parts of the written story that wouldn't work on screen, but my opinion is that important parts of each character and their development were cut out just so the main focus was on the love story angle between tris and four. As I have read the books I was able to fill in the blanks, such as why Peter was not in the simulation when erudite used dauntless to kill the abnegation councillors. My boyfriend on the otherhand had not and I had to recall that peter was a psycho who stabbed another dauntless prospect in the eye as he was on the verge of being factionless as his score was to low and the importance of this boy showing up in the second book.
To me this is just one of the many 'little' incidental moments the have a meaning to later books.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Aug 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Divergent is a movie adaptation of a popular young adult post apocalyptic novel.

For the uninitiated:

In a world sometime after the collapse of civilisation as we know it [something demonstrated by a rather impressive opening few shots] people live in a city where society is divided into various factions. Each of which is based on a human virtue. From selflessness to intelligence to love to honesty to daring.

Those not in a faction live lives of total emptiness and despair.

When teenagers come of age they have to take a test which shows them which faction they best belong to. Then they choose which one they want to join.

When Tris Prior [Shailene Woodley] takes the test, her results are inconclusive. Which means she's divergent. Someone too individual to fit into any single faction.

Divergents are public enemy number one in this society.

Forced to hide in plain sight, she joins Dauntless. The faction of the daring.

A dangerous training programme awaits. Where she finds enemies. Friends. Allies. And a dangerous conspiracy that threatens to shatter the status quo....

Divergent endeavours to make social points about society and individualism, and make you think about them as well.

Whilst also being an action and a thriller movie with it.

Those who have read the book will find a relatively faithful adaptation. Perhaps the best you could have hoped for. It does have to change some things and leave other things out. But that's all to make it work as a film.

The characters are all pretty well drawn. Shailene Woodley is a capable lead. It moves along at quite a decent pace. And does contain a few good punch the air moments as characters achieve certain things.
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