Following a war, human society survives in a blocked-off Chicago, divided into five factions. Young Tris (Woodley) has been raised among selfless Abnegation but, on testing, discovers that she is 'Divergent' and a threat to the system. She joins the action-loving Dauntless to find her own path.
Smart, tough and a little bit cool, this is an intriguing opening rather than a slam-dunk in its own right, but the cast - and especially Woodley - make it sufficiently diverting to merit a place in the action franchise ranks.
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara
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