Film Review: 'The Giver' alters book to create softer tale

  • by: JOHN DeFORE , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:01 PM

LOS ANGELES — An agreeable young adult riff on Orwell — via "Logan's Run" — topped with the kind of magic-transformative baloney that passes for an ending in too many otherwise-fine Hollywood adventures, Phillip Noyce's "The Giver" greets a man-made Utopia with an eternal question: "If you can't feel, what's the point?"

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