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.
"A life-affirming rebuttal to apathy, despair and surrender. It’s also one of the year’s most important films." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Stirring and enraging, The Hate U Give squeezes the air from your lungs. Bleak and heavy, it’s also hopeful and joyous. A palpable manifestation of suppressed anger and frustration too powerful to ignore, it offers a complex look at a complicated problem, one screaming to be addressed." - The Seattle Times
"This phenomenal ensemble brilliantly and tactfully tells a story that our society desperately needs to hear during these trying times." - Film Threat
"It’s powerful, provocative and devastating, blending the incisive power of dramatic emotion with the immediacy of the evening news." - The Wrap
"If Tillman ties it all together a little neatly, he’s already served up a message that feels too fresh and important to dismiss — not of hate but of hope, and faith that even if sharing these stories can’t magically fix what’s broken, telling them still matters." - Entertainment Weekly
"Without compromising the complexity of the issues raised, or condescending to the youth of its protagonists, 'The Hate U Give' strides with absorbing, intelligent certainty through the desperately dangerous, uneven terrain of racially divided America." - Variety
"The film has a stirring emotional honesty, and an impressive intelligence about its subject matter. It’s a film that may one day be required viewing for adolescents, and it might just change them the way that these events change its protagonist." - IGN