Reviews and Ratings for movies starring 'Shailene Woodley'

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Adrift

Adrift, like many competently-crafted survival films, chronicles the ultimate underdog bout: Human against Nature, where the odds are stacked against the former by the sheer power of the latter. Most survival tales come with a “based on a tr...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of Peril, Disturbing Images, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin
Allegiant

Allegiant exemplifies what happens when a book or movie exists solely for the purposes of placating fans and maintaining a revenue stream. Craft and originality are swapped out for familiarity and sameness. Plot turns into a regurgitation of not only...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2016-03-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, ...
Descendants, The

The Descendants may be director Alexander Payne's finest outing to date. The man who began his career behind the camera with withering satires (Citizen Ruth, Election) has moved into dramatic comedies (About Schmidt, Sideways) that simultaneously ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2011-11-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, ...
Divergent

Divergent is the “next big thing,” or at least so hopes Summit Entertainment. The latest in a growing stream of high-profile YA (Young Adult) sci-fi/fantasy series to make it to the big screen, Divergent is poised to take its place alongside Th...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2014-03-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ray Stevenson, Ansel Elgort, ...
Fault in Our Stars, The

Calling The Fault in Our Stars a "teenage cancer romance" might be understating the film's laudable qualities but it's also a reasonably accurate three-word summary of the plot. Adapted from John Green's best-selling YA novel of the same name, The ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2014-06-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: DRAMA/ROMANCE
Director: Josh Boone
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, ...
Insurgent

In my review of Divergent, the opening installment of the four-movie series of which Insurgent is the second part, I wrote the following: "As an entry point into a new world, Divergent provides a worthwhile portal. This is the kind of reality an...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2015-03-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, ...
Snowden

Few would debate that the story of Edward Snowden’s life is as compelling as it is controversial. Based on Oliver Stone’s biopic, Snowden, it would also seem to be inherently non-cinematic. By opting to go with a straightforward account o...

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2016-09-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, ...
Spectacular Now, The

Potential Spoilers: I reveal a little more about the plot than I normally do in reviews, primarily because I want to discuss the way the film progresses during its second half. There are no big "reveals" in the review - it's not the kind of movie t...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2013-08-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: James Ponsoldt
Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, ...