The Giver (2014) Movie Review | 5 Critic Reviews |


Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Jordan Nicholas Smal, Saige Fernandes

The Giver (2014) Posterdirection:

Phillip Noyce


Lois Lowry (novel 'The Giver')


Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide



Ross Emery


Marco Beltrami

produced by:

Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg, Nikki Silver


weird aggregate rating 5.4/10English


Drama, Sci-Fi

release date:

run time:
94 Minutes


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  •  Times of India -Reagan Gavin Rasquinha Rating-6
A squeaky-clean city is portrayed in flat monochrome (a visual metaphor for a society controlled by a rigid code of rules, where individualism and the questioning of authority are discouraged) and is perched on a hilltop and surrounded entirely by clouds.

  •  Book My Show -Aubrey D'Souza Rating-5
The world of a regimented society is close at hand. Everyone has rules to follow and always remembers to recycle. We are told what to eat, what to do, whom to be and where to go. Sounds like a dismal prospect, huh? That is the truth though. In The Giver, Phillip Noyce tackles this prickly subject.

  •  DNA -Bryan Durham Rating-6
Remember the song 'Imagine' by John Lennon? Now, imagine a world that takes his vision to an extreme, reached by resorting to 'sameness', to the extent that all memories of the past are erased. A world with no feeling. No love. A world where choice is taken away.

  •  Indian Express -Shalini Langer Rating-5
IT’S A sweet, sweet irony to have Katie Holmes star as a cold-as-ice mother and Director of Justice in Lois Lowry’s version of an ordered, utopian society. Among the many professions the Elders assign its young here is being a ‘birthmother’. How the ex-Scientologist would have loved

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Lakshmi Javeri Rating-5
On the eve of his graduation ceremony, young Jonas (debutant Brenton Thwaites) is apprehensive — ‘terrified’ in his own words but quickly reprimanded for lack of ‘precision of language’ — about the task that would be assigned to him. In Jonas’ utopian world set in the

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The Giver (2014)
5.4 out of 10
based on
5 reviews.