Critic Review - New York Post

"The Hunger Games" may be derivative, but it is engrossing and at times exciting.

March 21, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comments (6)
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Zachary Townsend

Zachary Townsend

So happy Kyle Smith liked it, even if it was a 2.5.

Mar 21 - 03:35 AM

Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker

This is another supposedly "fresh" rating from someone who, if you read the entire review, doesn't seem to like the movie. That is happening a lot with some of these reviews. That has me more concerned than any legitimate criticisms by the negative reviewers.

Mar 21 - 05:33 AM

Wil H.

Wil Huff

2.5 is considered Fresh on the 4-star scale. And Smith is notoriously curmudgeonly. If the review seems rotten that's just his writing style.

Mar 21 - 09:44 AM

Josiah Nostrand

Josiah Nostrand

Thank you for teaching me the word "curmudgeonly."

Mar 21 - 12:24 PM

Jacob Parker

Jacob Parker

Anyone else tired of people calling this film derivative? Everything's derivative of something. Nothing is new anymore. By his logic, I could say his review is derivative of Andrew O'Hehir's Salon.com review... Or of Ebert's review. I'm sure they hit on similar points, right? We live in an increasingly post-modern world, where everything is influenced by everything. It's not the job of a creator to be completely new, but rather to give their own perspective on an age-old idea.

Mar 21 - 11:17 AM

Nickolay Todorov

Nickolay Todorov

Kyle Smith is a terrorist and a cannibal who is married to his sister!

Mar 22 - 04:11 PM

George Martin

George Martin

holy shit you actually like a movie!!!!

Mar 23 - 04:43 PM

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