"Tackles serious issues of racism and police violence with unflinching honesty and a stunning lead performance by Amandla Stenberg." — Screen Rant
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie. PG-13, 132 min.
"A brilliantly modulated balancing act between dark and light, anger and optimism, white privilege mined for pointed laughs and black fury portrayed as a galvanizing force for change." - Variety
"Yes, it's a teen melodrama, but it's also an elegantly constructed piece of worldbuilding, a love story, a family history, a sociological spiderweb of cause and effect of hate." - Vulture
"It is impossible to over-praise Stenberg's incandescent performance, a gathering storm that grows in ferocity and feeling with each scene." - Rolling Stone
"Defies expectation at every turn." - Wall Street Journal