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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

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

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andrew McHale on 3 Oct. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Poor quality Blu Ray though the sound mix wasn't too bad.
Not recommended if you're over 15 years old
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wiltshire on 10 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
Stop !!!!!! Are you a teenage Girl ?

If not then do not proceed to watching this film as you will think it's naff, at best proficiently acted and derivative.

If you are a teenage girl then please proceed as this is aimed at you and there is a good chance you will enjoy it.

Beware the good rating as if you look you will see that most of these reviews are from the latter.
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18 of 21 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MR M J BUCKMASTER on 31 Aug. 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Teen rubbish. If your aged between 10 and 17 its probably great. If your a 30 year old bloke, save yourself the money and time and watch something else.
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12 of 14 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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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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