Divergent – 5Star

Rebel teen Shailene Woodley takes on ruthless leader Kate Winslet’s strictly ordered society in this sci-fi fantasy

Rebel teen Shailene Woodley takes on ruthless leader Kate Winslet’s strictly ordered society in this sci-fi fantasy.

Woodley lives in a post-apocalyptic Chicago whose citizens are divided into five colour-coded factions based on personality. She is secretly a mix of attributes, however, which makes her a threat…

Woodley does her best to make her character seem fresh, displaying both tremulous vulnerability and gritty resolve while hurling herself off moving trains and tall buildings en route to a showdown with Winslet’s chilling villainess.

So it’s a shame that the routine, overfamiliar plot and the film’s lack of visual flare fail to do her or Winslet justice.