The Hate U Give

Timely in its exploration of the issues behind the Black Lives Matter movement, THE HATE U GIVE suffers from being a bit contrived and all over the place. The narration, violating the most fundamental rule of good storytelling—”show, don’t tell”—might have proved fatal. But the winning performance of its young star (Amandla Stenberg) keeps the movie alive, portraying a girl caught between worlds as the pressures of a crisis drawn from the headlines bear down on her. Try it, especially if you’re of the younger generation. —YSM

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