The Giver

Lists: Sci-Fi

Brief Synopsis: "In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world."

Overall Ranking: 2468 (Rank from 2014: # 151)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 9.09%
Regular 27.27%
Half-Popped 45.45%
Stale 9.09%
Burnt 9.09%


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Sober Film Critic James Brown88 - The Giver has arrived in theaters exactly when it was fated to do so. Author Lois Lowry says so herself.
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Richard Kirkham80(full review)
Dave Examines Movies71(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews67(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes64(full review)
Citizen Charlie61(full review)
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Gorgon Reviews43(full review)
David Baruffi34(full review)
Dan O'Neill20(full review)

People Involved

  • Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd (Jonass father)
  • Taylor Swift (Rosemary)
  • Meryl Streep (Chief Elder)
  • Katie Holmes (Jonas mother)
  • Jeff Bridges (The Giver)
  • Emma Tremblay (Lily)
  • Cameron Monaghan (Asher)
  • Brenton Thwaites (Jonas)
  • Katharina Damm (Nurturer)
  • Odeya Rush (Fiona)
  • Phillip Noyce (Director)