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Divergent  Rating: 2.5/5

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:Ibnlive (CNN IBN)

Blessed with a natural presence and lots of charisma, Woodley makes for a worthy leading lady, while Theo James broods and smolders in all the right ways as her trainer and love interest. But the film’s bland execution and its muddled message make it hard for you to connect with it. I’m going with two out of five for “Divergent”. There’s a nice set piece, one in which Tris zip lines across the entire city. It’s the best bit in this over-long film.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Gavin Rasquinha Site:Times Of India (TOI)

The caste system takes on a new avatar in a post-apocalyptic future, where humans are segregated by choice into five factions. Those who cannot be categorized are called ‘Divergent’. One such individual, Tris Prior (Woodley), finds out that the faction leader wants to exterminate all Divergents. At face value, Divergent comes across as a film that doesn’t push any boundaries whatsoever. But at the heart of this dystopian tale awash in grays and browns is a lesson about finding one’s identity and being at peace with oneself.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World (Hindustan Times)

If The Hunger Games had never happened, then perhaps Divergent would have been a more compelling experience. But this film treads on much of the same ground – dystopian future, gutsy, teenage warrior heroine, dueling factions, an ominous, omnipresent Big Brother style government. Divergent ticks off all the boxes but with far less panache. Yes, the sequel Insurgent is on the way. If you are a fan of the books, you might enjoy this but for this rest of us, it’s a slog. I’m going with two stars.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site: Rediff

The plot is engaging but it leads you on to an end that falls flat on its face. For a film that assumes that all teens magically have superhuman strength and agility, the action is weak, with the gunfights being almost absurd. Done with a fair amount of detail, Divergent just seems like Avatar: The Last Air Bender, The Hunger Games, Vampire Academy and The Host put together. Only meant for fans of the trilogy, Divergent lacks the slightest trace of intensity.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Andre Borges Site:DNA

The movie is just entertaining, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Fans of sci-fi and dystopian films, might like it, but for the general population, this film is quite an average one. The concept and mythology of the film is certainly interesting, but the pacing of the film and lack of proper action sequences (that one would expect from a film like this) distracts you from the plot. With a sequel in the works, the franchise still could pick up the pace and surprise viewers in its second go around. The film is entertaining and does have its moments, but it isn’t engaging enough and in the end it’s still highly forgettable.

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  1. DIVERGENT: …this hunger game needed more on entertainment! Still a good watch!! [3/5]

    Not all Sci-fi action thrillers are heaving with meticulously detailed and extensive visual recreations of a futuristic world only can be constructed from the immeasurable usage of creativity and technology. Some play it subtle, delicate and translucently in synced with human emotions at the base. Neil Burger’s DIVERGENT is one such science-fiction based on the bestselling novel of same name by Veronica Roth.

    In the futuristic society of Chicago, natives get segmented in five major factions based on their human instincts of selflessness, tranquility, honesty, intelligence and courage. A classified social structure that gives everyone a well-deserved chance to actively take participation in the growth and smooth run of the culture looks more than just impressive at first but it starts losing its sheen soon when a girl [Shailene Woodley] of her own set of fears and complexities gets identified as an another kind who doesn’t fit any of the five factions. From the time she had to choose for her preferred faction to the heartless phase in the training camp, this so-called ‘Divergent’ girl constantly fights with her inner uncertainty about her identity, abilities and the emotional strength that could drive her to any extent till she smells conspiracy against the more human-less mechanical ‘Divergents’.

    ‘DIVERGENT’ represents an ultra-modern version of a society that is very much identical to our caste-system where every group has its responsibility well-designed, defined and pre-decided but technology-driven. It also dares to question our missing sensitivity and compassion against each other. The combatants are being produced endlessly like on a conveyor belt but with literally no sense of right and wrong. Film slips assertively into a human-emotional drama rather going the way awe-striking action sequences charm our regular sci-fi viewers. And that makes us uncomfortable in our seats sometimes because of its a bit stretched duration and a pace that rebels to move story ahead. Though the film has a cautionary declaimer as ‘all the stunts seen here have been performed under expert supervision and it is advised to do not attempt this at your own’, leave a couple of scenes in the first half and you would hardly notice any such pulsating action sequences to fulfill the promise. Lacking in the entertainment quotient here is a big letdown.

    On the performances, Shailene as a puzzled individual about her identity carries the film on her shoulders. Her character graph promises a good wide playground to perform varied emotions and she utilizes that very efficiently. Theo James supports her well as Four-the instructor at the training camp. Kate Winslet plays an important cameo and does it beautifully. Film’s biggest strength is the comforting cinematography, bright music score and visual effects that transit you in a futuristic world that’s less complicated and very much relatable.

    At the end, Neil Burger’s DIVERGENT is a good watch despite its occasionally dead pace and the shortage of jaw-dropping action sequences but not for regular hardcore science-fiction lovers. [3/5]

  2. Gaurav why no review for captain america

  3. Divergent is one of the best Book adoptation i have seen,not exactly like book but still there is more to watch, it takes to another world, woodley, theo james were really amazing but the surprise was to see Kate Winslet as such a mean Villain's character Jeanine. we all know how brilliant Kate Winslet is. it has great actions , visual effects are spetecular. and a future world which seems just excellent .

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