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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Reviews

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Overview


Genre :

Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

November 22, 2013

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Francis Lawrence

Starring :

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Woody Harrelson, Alan Ritchson, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..there's never quite the sense of satisfaction that the first film provided. You can feel the franchise dynamic chugging beneath, with the result that Catching Fire is not quite a full course, more of an amuse bouche..”
by Paul MacInnes [The Guardian]
“..the book literally put onscreen, which will delight fans to no end..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..it strays too often into unearned melodrama and by-numbers plotting, with even Lawrence struggling to sell some of Katniss's more abrupt emotional shifts..”
by Emma Dibdin [Digital Spy]
“..in director Francis Lawrence's steady hands (gone are the previous film's needlessly spastic camera moves), "Catching Fire" makes for rousing entertainment in its own right, leaving fans riled and ready to storm the castle..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
4 of 5

“..Catching Fire is so committed to carrying on the fine work started by its predecessor that the applause flows utterly naturally. Is it too soon to say I can't wait for the next one?..”
by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Tom Long [Detroit News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Charlotte O'Sullivan [Evening Standard]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Larushka Ivan-Zadeh [Metro News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Reviewed by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]

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