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The Giver (2014)

The Giver

Overview


Genre

Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Date

August 15, 2014

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

100 min.

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Philip Noyce

Producer

Jeff Bridges, Nicky Silver

Screenwriter

Michael Mitnick, Vadim Perelman

Starring

Story


The haunting story of "The Giver" centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined - a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all - a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. "The Giver" is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

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Poster of The Weinstein Company's The Giver (2014)
Poster of The Weinstein Company's The Giver (2014)

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Aug 11, 2014
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Premiere Screening The Giver
Aug 11, 2014

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..too bad the movie is less than the sum of its parts..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“.."The Giver" is a shinier but no more substantive improvement over a poster of Smokey Bear declaring, "School is cool"..”
by Inkoo Kang [The Wrap]
“.."The Giver" reaches the screen in a version that captures the essence of Lowry's affecting allegory but little of its mythic pull - a recipe likely to disappoint fans while leaving others to wonder what all the fuss was about..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]