The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama film directed by George Tillman, Jr..

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Sunday, June 24, 2018 released the trailer:
The Hate U Give | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

Starr Carter is a 16-year-old American girl who lives in the fictional, black neighborhood of Garden Heights, but attends a predominantly white private school, Williamson Prep. Her best friends at school are Hailey and Maya, and she is dating Chris, a popular boy at Williamson. After a gun goes off at a party Starr is attending with Kenya, her brother's half-sister, Starr is driven home by her childhood best friend, Khalil. While driving home, they are stopped by a police officer for failing to signal a lane change. The officer gives Khalil some legal orders, such as to roll down the window and turn off the music. Khalil argues with the officer, who instructs him to exit the car. While outside the car, the officer retrieves Khalil's drivers license and instructs him to keep his hands on the roof of the car while the officer checks his ID in the police car. Khalil disregards this instruction and reaches through the driver-side window and he picks up a hairbrush. Assuming the article he has pulled out from the car is a weapon, the officer shoots and kills Khalil. As Starr mourns over Khalil, the officer realizes that he was holding a hairbrush, not a gun. Khalil's death becomes a national news story. Starr's identity as the witness is initially kept secret from about everyone outside Starr's family - leaving Starr's two best friends, Hailey Grant and Maya Yang, and Starr's boyfriend, Chris, who all attend Williamson Prep together, unaware of Starr's connection to the news story. Having to keep this secret weighs on Starr, as does her need to keep her Williamson and Garden Heights personas separate.


Amandla Stenberg
Starr Carter
Regina Hall
Lisa Carter
Russell Hornsby
Maverick "Mav" Carter
Algee Smith
Lamar Johnson
Seven Carter
Issa Rae
April Ofrah
K. J. Apa
Anthony Mackie
Dominique Fishback
Sabrina Carpenter
Megan Lawless


Principal photography began on September 12, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The film The Hate U Give was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (TIFF), on October 5, 2018 (United States) and on October 19, 2018 (United States) by Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan.

The duration of the film is 133 minutes. With a budget of $23 million, the film grossed over $34.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


The Hate U Give got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Hate U Give (film)

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