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Based on 44 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 271 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    My advice is to keep your eyes on Lawrence, who turns the movie into a victory by presenting a heroine propelled by principle instead of hooking up with the cutest boy. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    This is better than any of the "Twilights." It features a functioning creative imagination and lots of honest-to-goodness acting by its star, Jennifer Lawrence. show more

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    The action is brisk, the acting is solid, and barring an unlikely failure at the box office, a franchise is born. Let the games begin. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In The Hunger Games it's both a feast of cheesy spectacle and a famine of genuine feeling, except for the powerful - and touchingly vulnerable - presence of Jennifer Lawrence. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It also smells very much like a movie with money on its mind - not altogether successfully balancing its loftier ideas with a sense of superficial whimsy and Vegas-meets-Wizard of Oz production design. show more

  • 100
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    As tough-spirited as fans would hope for - and exciting and thought-provoking in a way few adventure dramas ever are. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    As she did in her breakthrough film Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence anchors this futuristic and politicized elaboration of The Most Dangerous Game with impressive gravity and presence, while director Gary Ross gets enough of what matters in the book up on the screen to satisfy its legions of fans worldwide. show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    The Hunger Games' pacing is brisk, its stakes as high as stakes get, and its leading lady engaging enough that the odds - at the box office at least - will be ever in its favor. show more

  • 85
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    There's action here, too, and a great deal of vitality that feels true both to the spirit of Collins' book and to the idea of movie entertainment as it exists. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A film that transforms a popular work of teen fiction not just by faithfully exploring its themes but, more important, by proving those themes have a very grown-up resonance. show more

  • June 20, 2013 ur00000000142960
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    The movie is one of the great movies that I ever seen that is made based on a books. I can\'t wait for \"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes out on November 22nd. All the people that are fans can\'t wait another min.

  • January 13, 2013 gth1010
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    it was the best movie of the year jerry huffman

  • January 05, 2013 qg00000000134390
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    movie is good, you can see here

  • October 11, 2012 ah00000000130343
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    Hmm, heard a guy raving how great this movie was. I watched the trailer and wasn’t impressed *********** it anyways, hugely disappointing. I can imagine how disappointed the fans of the book were. The premise of the book/movie is a little silly, can’t imagine how someone could pick up the book, read the jacket blurb and decide to read it. Then it was made into a movie. Go figure! Don\'t waste your

  • September 16, 2012 princessbuggy3
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    i only got to see the end but it was AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • September 13, 2012 im00000000129094
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    I read the book and enjoyed it. I watched the IMax premeir which will stay with me for a very very long time. Always keep an open mind. The book seamed a bit different, but as we know what we read is not what we see. I am buying the movie

  • September 10, 2012 shmh11
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  • September 01, 2012 zg00000000074322
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    Rarely does a cinematic production match the greatness of the novel it\'s based on, but The Hunger Games is an exception. I saw this movie two times in the theater and cannot wait until part two comes out.

  • August 30, 2012 magiread
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    A decent movie! Overrated and violent!

  • August 27, 2012 seaveysj
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    A little slow start and the movie doesn\'t show the internal thought processes, which are a huge part of the book. Standalone, it is a great movie.


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