The Hate U Give

Crime Drama


Starr and her childhood friend Kahlil are pulled over by police while driving home from a party, and their lives are irrevocably altered by an incident.

This story about young adults should find an audience well beyond the YA target group. It provides a forum for exploring social justice issues that are infrequently given movie time. Add acting performances that create relatable characters to an energetic storyline, and we have a provoking film experience. While this is a particularly American story, it doesn't preach while uncovering the complexities of the politics of race and identity, providing widely applicable insight. Thug Life.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 31st January 2019
Twentieth Century Fox 133 mins