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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
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DVD, Blu-ray

Divergent

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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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. Davidson VINE VOICE on 12 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Adam Russell on 29 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Don't take too much notice of the very strange reviews on IMDb, which criticise this film. It's becoming increasingly clear that postings on this site cannot be trusted and they may not be genuine. Returning to Divergent, this is really not a bad movie and I would describe it as slightly better than Twilight and roughly on the same level as the first Hunger Games.

The film is guilty of drawing ideas from other sci-fi movies and there are relatively few real surprises, but it's an okay watch. My main criticism, is the length of the film. It's much too long and would benefit from some trimming. Others may not agree with me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 April 2014
Format: DVD
In the future, after an unnamed war, Brave New World Chicago becomes a walled city nation. There are 5 factions or work groups in this tiered society. People can choose which one they want to be in, after they go through a Sorting Hat test. Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) discovers she is a "divergent" i.e. someone who doesn't neatly fit into any group. Bummer about the DNA. Divergents are hunted and killed.

Beatrice hides this fact and joins a group of muscle headed protectors, changes her name to Tris and gets a tattoo. She enters a unisex "Starship Troopers" dorm where she will train and either make the grade or get cut and join the factionless beggars. Much of the film centers around her training and of course she meets a boy (Theo James) who helps her along the way until things go awry.

The production steals from a number of different pop culture iconic films/books. At times it was groan worthy. Having said that, I did enjoy the film, even while groaning through so many scenes. This was clearly aimed at teens, especially teen girls.

The film is worth seeing as a wannabe iconic production. 3 1/2 stars
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22 of 25 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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58 of 70 people found the following review helpful By J. Collins on 19 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Based on the young adult novel (series) of the same name, Divergent is the story of a post-Apocalyptic Dystopian society (a future Chicago), where districts and livelihoods are seperated into "factions" according to personality traits and human virtues such as intelligence, bravery, selflessness and truth etc. These factions are known "Abnegation", "Amity", "Candor", "Dauntless" and "Erudite" The story focusses on Triss (Shailene Woodley) a young female from Abnegation (selfless) who on the day of the "choosing ceremony" (where 16 year olds choose which faction they will belong to) chooses to join "Dauntless" (brave) who police the streets of Chicago. In choosing to live in "Dauntless", Triss must leave her family behind, including brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) who chooses to live in Erudite (intelligent) and her parents who remain in Abnegation (who govern all 5 of the factions). In order to succeed in Dauntless and avoid being "factionless" (the state of failing your human traits and being banished to the streets with no identity) Triss must prove she has what it takes to be brave, strong, courageous and fearless. Whilst she proves to be both brave and fearless, she also shows signs of being intelligent, selfless and truthful, making her "Divergent", a state which is considered dangerous by the Government. In order to avoid being killed, Triss must keep her "Divergent" status secret.

Meanwhile, Erudite run by the tyranical Jeanine (Kate Winslet) is plotting to overthrow Abnegation to gain control of the whole city.
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