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The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games

Overview


Genre

Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Date

March 23, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

82 min.

Studio

Lionsgate Films

Official Site

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

Cast and Crew


Director

Gary Ross

Producer

Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik

Screenwriter

Billy Ray

Starring

Story


Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. "THE HUNGER GAMES" is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

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Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen and Liam Hemsworth stars as Gale Hawthorne in Lionsgate Films' The Hunger Games (2012)
Josh Hutcherson stars as Peeta Mellark in Lionsgate Films' The Hunger Games (2012)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Jennifer Lawrence
Los Angeles Premiere of The Hunger Games - Arrivals
Mar 12, 2012
Jennifer Lawrence
Los Angeles Premiere of The Hunger Games - Arrivals
Mar 12, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it is impossible for this movie to ever hope to match the fury of the book..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..what viewers are left with is a watchable enough picture that feels content to realize someone else's vision rather than claim it as its own..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..because the movie is so compressed and accelerated, nothing lasts long enough to touch -- or wound -- us deeply..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]