Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Hate U Give tells a fascinating story of a police shooting and its effects on the wider community, with strong performances at its core and a message that sticks with you after the credits roll. It’s a shame then that the film feels so sluggish at time. At over two hours, this is obvious Oscar bate and would have benefited from a shorter runtime with a few less obvious narrative choices. Not a film you can enjoy for sure but certainly one with a strong message to tell that can be admired from a far.
Best Bit: Strong performances
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Monsters And Men, If Beale Street Could Talk, Blindspotting
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…