The Giver

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: August 15, 2014
DVD: November 25, 2014
Netflix: March 31, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.54
based on 86 votes and 13 reviews
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Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, Emma Tremblay


Every person in the world has been chosen to have a specific role in the perfect world. Teenager Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) has been chosen to be the receiver of memories and he goes into training with a man called The Giver (Jeff Bridges).

Soon after, with the help of The Giver, Jonas uncovers the truths of the "real" world, how many years earlier people gave up humanity in order to maintain a stable society.

Based on the book by Lois Lowry.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg, Nikki Silver
Screenplay: Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide
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  • 1 star "awful"
  • 5 stars "For everyone read the book it is required reading for 6th graders and they did a wonderful job recreating the written words of a fabulous thought provoking book for young people.well done"
  • 5 stars "This is definitely a great idea made into a good movie. I enjoyed the acting and I loved the level of action. It has its cerebral times and they fit perfectly with the flow the movie. Jeff finally plays a good part."