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Divergent (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  21 March 2014 (USA)
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In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.



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Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly peaceful society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her. Written by anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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21 March 2014 (USA)  »

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$85,000,000 (estimated)

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$54,607,747 (USA) (21 March 2014)


$150,832,203 (USA) (4 July 2014)

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The initiate named Edward is present throughout stage 1 of the training (helps pull Christina up from the chasm's edge, first picked by Eric for Capture The Flag, spoken line "You're the only one who's ever stood up to him", ranked #1 and celebrates when stage 1 rankings are announced etc.) However, he is nowhere to be seen after the first stage of training. In the book, but not shown in the movie, Edward was eliminated by the weaker Peter by stabbing him in the eye with a table knife while sleeping. Al also feels threatened by Tris and he tries to eliminate her by throwing her into the Chasm, which is in the movie. See more »


Tris' ear is cut and left bleeding by knife thrown by Four. However, when she meets Jeanine shortly afterwards there is no mark or scar but the cut reappears later when she fights Peter. See more »


[first lines]
Beatrice 'Tris' Prior: We're lucky to be in the city. They say the war was terrible, that the rest of the world was destroyed. Our founders built the wall to keep us safe, and they divided us into five groups, factions, to keep the peace. The smart ones, the ones who value knowledge and logic, are in Erudite. They know everything. Amity farm the land. They're all about kindness and harmony, always happy. Candor value honesty and order. They tell the truth, even when you wish they wouldn't. And then ...
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Mediocre at best.
6 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When reading the book, I had concerns about how well it would translate to film. It's a book without much action and most of the narrative is internalized to the protagonist. Books like that tend to struggle to adapt well and Divergent is no different. The director tried to make changes to the story in order to try and make it work but I honestly think it was futile. It's just not a good story for a 2-hour interpretation. Even at that, I would rather have seen the story stay true and struggle to adapt than change and struggle. All in all, it was set up to fail from the beginning. Shailene Woodley and Theo James gave solid performances and the special effects and action sequences were done well but they made the film watchable and slightly enjoyable at best.

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