First screened in December 2014
Director: Neil Burger. Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lamb. Screenplay: Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor (based on the novel by Veronica Roth).

Twitter Capsule: Competent. Not quite proficient. World-building fairly fuzzy, even as scenes and shots tend to underscore obvious points.

VOR:   Fades pretty readily into the ever-growing coterie of youth-targeted dystopian tales. Soon, having a female lead won't even be distinctive in this genre, and that will be a happy day.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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