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Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift
|Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide, from the book by Lois Lowry
|Barry Alexander Brown
|As Is Productions, Tonik Productions, Walden Media, The Weinstein Company
|Infrequent, mild to moderate
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|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
|Rated PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence
|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.
|Sex / Nudity
|Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
|Alcohol / Drugs
|Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
|Tense Family Scenes
|Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
|Positive role models
|Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star
John DeFore When vision colours and ordinary Utopia
Rozanne Els Storie wat uiteindelik volkleur tref
James Berardinelli In the ranks of dystopian YA-targeted motion pictures, this one can stand alongside its peers.
C. Fuchs As 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.
Tomatometer Phillip Noyce directs The Giver with visual grace, but the movie doesn't dig deep enough into the classic source material's thought-provoking ideas.
|Movie Review Query Engine
What the People say
Average .. 50%