diversity & race | October 19, 2018

“Fierce.” “Impassioned.” “Oscar-Worthy.” The Hate U Give Movie—Based on Angie Thomas’s #1 Bestseller—Opens Today.

Not content to spend 85 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list (where it’s currently enjoying a return to the #1 spot), Lavin speaker Angie Thomas’ phenomenon of a first novel is currently sweeping the nation as a feature film, collecting popular and critical praise—and even being touted as an “Oscar-worthy masterpiece” (Forbes). We’ve collected a bit of the buzz surrounding The Hate U Give as it heads into what’s sure to be a big opening weekend:

“This impassioned and incisive adaptation of the novel by Angie Thomas keeps a complex story and a wide array of characters in energetic, compassionate balance.” (The New Yorker


Forbes calls The Hate U Give “one of the best movies of the year … the kind of high-quality and well-made movie about a pressing social issue, that should be Hollywood’s bread-and-butter” and “one of the very best movies of the year” that “deserves to be an Oscar front-runner.”   


“Angie Thomas’s source novel has been a publishing phenomenon. The movie, directed by George Tillman Jr., could well follow suit, with its built-in following and a rising swell of critical acclaim,” says The Guardian, calling it “fierce [and] dynamic.” 


“It’s so gripping to watch—as well as being, in places, just delightfully funny—that you never feel you’re being preached to. It picks you up in one place and sets you down in another.” (TIME Magazine)

The Hate U Give | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX


Award-winning and bestselling author Angie Thomas speaks on the topics of Diversity and Race. To book her to speak at your next event, contact The Lavin Agency today, her exclusive speakers bureau.  

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