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The Divergent Series: Allegiant

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mediocre third installment still violent; strays from book.

Movie PG-13 2016 121 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

Allegiant is poorly done

I enjoyed the first Divergent film, but Insurgent wasn't as good and Allegiant was worse. The effects were poor which is huge for a film like this. The acting is okay at best, the story is dumb, and the film overall is completely predictable. Despite the presence of action, the film remains boring. I'd say despite having very hard to see rear nudity, this is nothing compared to The Avengers. Those films are for more violent. Pre teens should be fine with this, but I'd still wait to show kids under 11. I don't recommend the film. The only reason I'd see the next one is to see how they wrap up the series.
age 13+


While the book itself wasn’t very good compared to the previous installments in the series, the movie was terrible. I couldn’t even finish the whole thing, and the ending isn’t the heart wrenching one I remember experiencing while reading. Just… no.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (48 ):

Something has broken in this adaptation of Veronica Roth's final book; despite strong leads, the third installment ranges from passably mediocre to cringe-inducingly awful. Although the trilogy's last book suffered from a dual point of view and other flaws, the adaptation is nowhere near as engrossing. Yes, you always expect that an adaptation will stray somewhat from its source material, but Allegiant will leave book fans perplexed about what's going on, since so much is completely different -- not just in the plot, but also in terms of character development. (It's practically impossible to believe that, despite having run out of anything to say, there's still one more adaptation left to come in the film franchise.)

While many readers have enjoyed the book trilogy as much as The Hunger Games, the same isn't true of the film adaptations. The comparison between the franchises is apt: Both are dystopian trilogies with capable, intelligent heroines who aren't afraid to fight for what they believe. But despite gifted actors like Woodley, this series got stuck with lackluster directors. Between the subpar special effects (the terrible green-screen backgrounds are especially amateurish) and the laughable extras who don't know how to believably carry a crowd scene, Allegiant is a mess that can't even be saved by Tris and Four's romance. Even their love story hits a snag this time.

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