The Hate U Give ★★★★½

Powerful and poetic, the hate u give is moving feature that transcends its young adult basis, into a full fledged film for all ages. The film successfully focuses on so many topics, but never feels overstuffed. And the performances are phenomenal, especially lead Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby, who are both Oscar worthy. Stenberg in particular should have casting directors begging for her to join their projects, she’s so amazing here. The film moves at a great pace allowing the audience to let every moment sink in. It’s not one to be missed.