"The Giver," an adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery-winning 1993 tale of a grim, brainwashed dystopia, is as faithful to the source material as 90 minutes will allow. The movie moves so quickly through the rules and ramifications of "The Giver's" dark universe that we hardly understand or mind the stakes of young Jonas' (Brenton Thwaites) rebellion. But with a cast like this movie's, there are bound to be a few colorful moments.

We counted up the best and worst of this well-meaning misfire.