2018 BFI London Film Festival Movie Review – The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give, 2018.

Directed by George Tilman Jr.

Starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, K.J. Apa, Rayven Symone Ferrell, Myles Evans, Tj Wright, Megan Lawless, Rhonda Johnson Dents, Al Mitchell, Karan Kendrick, Andrene Ward-Hammond, Drew Starkey, Kurt Yue, Susan Santiago, Brian Lafontaine, Tanya Christiansen, Bianca Haley, Javon Johnson, Tony Vaughn, Marcia Wright, and Anthony Mackie.


When Starr (Amandla Stenberg) witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil (Algee Smith) at the hands of a white police officer, she must decide whether to stand up for what’s right in the face of mounting pressure from society, her friends, and the haters.

Adapted from the Ya novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give is an undeniably important movie, one that is part of a movement to bring about a change in the way this world has slipped off its axis.

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