The Giver

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The Giver
An adaptation of the popular young adult novel of the same name, and set, similarly to The Hunger Games and Divergent, in a bleak future world where young people are born into a system set up years before by their forebears. In this society, conformity is valued above all else. A young man is selected to receive the Shared Knowledge about how they arrived at their environment from The Giver, and old man who has all this information in his head. As the young man learns of the past, he realises that it is vital that he escapes ,,, something that has never before been achieved by anyone.

97 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Violence).
Drama, Sci-Fi.

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Credits

Cast
Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift
Director
Phillip Noyce
ScreenplayMichael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide, from the book by Lois Lowry
MusicMarco Beltrami
CinematographyRoss Emery
EditingBarry Alexander Brown
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byAs Is Productions, Tonik Productions, Walden Media, The Weinstein Company

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, mild to moderate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence
Runtime94
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
11 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
John DeFore quote iconWhen vision colours and ordinary Utopia
5
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconStorie wat uiteindelik volkleur tref
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIn the ranks of dystopian YA-targeted motion pictures, this one can stand alongside its peers.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAs it stands, it's a waste of Streep and Bridges' talent, comes off as fairly boring, and doesn't deserve to be passed down as a memory for any future society, dystopian or not.
8
Metacritic.com
33 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
114 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPhillip Noyce directs The Giver with visual grace, but the movie doesn't dig deep enough into the classic source material's thought-provoking ideas.
7
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11

What the People say

Internet
6877 Netizens
14

Average .. 50%

10

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