Divergent Review Roundup: More Critics Are Weighing In on the Highly Anticipated Flick!

March 20, 2014 1:21 PM

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The big-budget flick, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet, hits some lucky theaters on Thursday night and will be released nationwide on Friday. A wave of reviews poured in earlier this week, with the majority saying Woodley and James give strong performances. But some critics seemed bored with the film adaptation and compared it to The Hunger Games trilogy, but added that fans of Veronica Roth's young adult novel will be pleased with Neil Burger's dystopia creation.

Entertainment Weekly writes, "The first half of Divergent is a lean, exciting basic-training thriller, with Tris willing herself to do things like jump aboard speeding trains and fight with her bare knuckles. Woodley, at every turn, lets us feel as if we're in her shoes, not so much Dauntless as thr...

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