The Hunger Games Reviews

  • The Hunger Games
    • Genre : Action, Drama, Thriller
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 82 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Lionsgate Films
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • 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 ]
  • too much of the rest of the film is merely serviceable
    3.5 of 5 by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic ]
  • the story contains some cheats and many of the plot elements are borrowed from other sources, but the end result is engrossing
    3 of 4 by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • the movie effectively showcases the allure of the story's remarkable, kick-ass 16-year-old heroine, Katniss Everdeen
    Review rate : A- by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • that's the movie's problem: it's better at grim than gaudy, but not masterly at either
    by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine ]
  • most noticeable of all, however, is the film's lack of hunting instinct
    by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • like "Winter's Bone" before it, "The Hunger Games" goes to torturous, even off-putting extremes to prove its heroine's mettle
    2.5 of 4 by Ann Hornaday [Washington Post ]
  • it just looks like what you saw the night before on the latest installment of Survivor
    2.5 of 5 by Rex Reed [New York Observer ]
  • it is impossible for this movie to ever hope to match the fury of the book
    by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice ]
  • if, as the ads suggest, the whole world will be watching this, viewers will likely be satisfied with what they see
    3.5 of 5 by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times ]
  • has epic spectacle, yearning romance, suspense that won't quit and a shining star in Jennifer Lawrence, who gives us a female warrior worth cheering
    3.5 of 4 by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone ]
  • fans of the book will be peeved by the lack of development of secondary characters
    2.5 of 4 by Kyle Smith [New York Post ]
  • doesn't end so much as open the door to the next installment; it's frustrating, but you'll probably feel you've gotten your money's worth
    3 of 4 by y Burr [Boston Globe ]
  • delivers - and leaves a memorable aftertaste
    5 of 5 by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News ]
  • clumsy adaptation; the story reaches a certain point and the curtain simply drops
    by Andrew O'Hehir [ ]
  • because the movie is so compressed and accelerated, nothing lasts long enough to touch -- or wound -- us deeply
    2.5 of 5 by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies ]

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