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The Hunger Games Reviews

David Thomson
The New Republic
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The film shows precious little hunger and no sense of game.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 17, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
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Even when two people are just talking calmly, Ross jerks the camera around. Why? As the sense of danger increases, he has nothing to build toward.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 26, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Ross manages to keep the pacing remarkably swift, given that the games themselves don't start until halfway through the 144-minute running time.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

March 23, 2012
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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Like the select participants of its savage sport, The Hunger Games stands triumphant, if scarred and a bit wobbly from the contest.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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It features a functioning creative imagination and lots of honest-to-goodness acting by its star, Jennifer Lawrence, who brings her usual toughness and emotional transparency to the archer-heroine Katniss.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2012
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Watching The Hunger Games, I was struck both by how slickly Ross hit his marks and how many opportunities he was missing to take the film to the next level -- to make it more shocking, lyrical, crazy, daring.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

March 22, 2012
Bob Mondello
NPR
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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.

Full Review Source: NPR

March 22, 2012
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Measured against its downright subversive subtext, you have to come away impressed by the level of achievement.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B

March 22, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The first book of Suzanne Collins's prodigiously popular trilogy has been brought to the screen with a Jumbotron sensibility, a shaky camera to emphasize the action and a shakier grip on the subject's emotional core.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

March 22, 2012
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Well-paced, well-directed and extremely well acted entertainment.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 4/5

March 22, 2012
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Director Gary Ross' adaptation, co-scripted by Collins herself, isn't quite as crackingly paced as the novel, but it will more than satisfy existing fans of the trilogy and likely create many new ones.

Full Review Source: Slate

March 22, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Viewers who like a side order of political allegory with their science fiction will find much to savor here. So will romantics, fans of feminist heroines and action enthusiasts. "The Hunger Games" is that rare creation, an event movie of real significance.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

March 22, 2012
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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Director Gary Ross generally avoids the elaborate exterior shots and special effects that dominate high-concept blockbusters.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 22, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's a streamlined fable with enough zing to keep the franchise flying until the next round.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Again and again Katniss rescues herself with resourcefulness, guts and true aim, a combination that makes her insistently watchable, despite Mr. Ross's soft touch and Ms. Lawrence's bland performance.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 22, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Ross moves between action and human drama with nimble awareness of the weight of the issues coursing through the story of fascism, propaganda, and, yes, adolescence under the weight of the world.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 22, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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[It] 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.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It carefully walks a difficult line: How do you tell an essentially violent story without glorifying that violence?

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 22, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Efficient if not electric, "The Hunger Games" is still epic in intent.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

March 22, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Displaying a sturdy professionalism throughout that stops just short of artistry, director Gary Ross, who co-scripted with Collins and Billy Ray, does his strongest work in the early scenes, which set up the stakes with chilling efficiency.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

March 22, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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If, as the ads suggest, the whole world will be watching this, viewers will likely be satisfied with what they see.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 21, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Like the book, "The Hunger Games'' 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.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Can The Hunger Games, in the movie version directed by Gary Ross, successfully navigate the crossing from page to screen? Our answer: Eh.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 21, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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If the series's legions of fans miss a detail here or a sub-plot there, they'll still recognize its bones and sinew, especially in Jennifer Lawrence's eagle-eyed heroine Katniss Everdeen.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 21, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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This futuristic tale of teenage violence is so not my kind of movie that I approached it grudgingly, so imagine my surprise when I ended up being totally exhilarated and enjoying it immensely.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 21, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The Hunger Games has epic spectacle, yearning romance, suspense that won't quit and a shining star in Jennifer Lawrence.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 21, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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"The Hunger Games" may be derivative, but it is engrossing and at times exciting.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 21, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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"The Hunger Games" never really holds together or makes any sense, except as an elementary fairy tale about a young girl's coming of age and an incipient romantic triangle (which is the focus of the film, far more than the book).

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 20, 2012
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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It's a promising pilot for a franchise with potential to be something more than mere entertainment.

Full Review Source: Newsday

March 20, 2012
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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ADD auds won't mind that there's no time to get to know anybody, or watch a relationship unfold, or ride the dramatic rise and swell of a compelling narrative.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 20, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Like the pacing of the novel, the film, even at almost two and a half hours, moves briskly, continuously drawing us in.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 20, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Hunger Games is an effective entertainment, and Jennifer Lawrence is strong and convincing in the central role.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 20, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Fans will be delighted. Non-fans should give this movie a chance.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

March 20, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Forced to finally show us what Collins mostly left to our imaginations, it often falters.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 20, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Was it wrong to expect something more from "The Hunger Games" other than pajama-party fodder?

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

March 20, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Whatever The Hunger Games lacks in originality, it makes up for with verve and relentless forward motion.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

March 20, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The games have begun, and so far they're pretty gripping.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 20, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Even if you know nothing of Panem, mockingjays and Katniss Everdeen (silly names, ahoy), skip this darkly suggestive first chapter of a soon-to-be-major sci-fi franchise at your own risk.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

March 20, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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This Hunger Games is a muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision. It's brutal where it needs to be, particularly when children fight and bleed.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

March 20, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Lawrence is a tremendous talent, and she is what makes "The Hunger Games" ultimately worth spending time with. She doesn't elevate the film to the heights to which one might have wanted, but she takes it a lot higher than it would have otherwise risen.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 20, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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As tough-spirited as fans would hope for - and exciting and thought-provoking in a way few adventure dramas ever are.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 5/5

March 20, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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[It] arrives in theatres ... not only intact, but in command of the essentials of storytelling and characterization. The film deserves the massive success it will surely enjoy.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 20, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 20, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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"The Hunger Games" runs nearly two and a half hours in length but is the rare film that never drags and doesn't overstay its welcome. It could keep running as long as Katniss does, and we'd want to be right there every heart-pounding step of the way.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

March 20, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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Overall, this is a solid take on the material, but it could have done with a little less narrative incident and a little more cinematic sparkle.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

March 16, 2012
Justin Chang
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 16, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Hunger Games has such a strong narrative structure, built-in forward movement and compelling central character that it can't go far wrong.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

March 16, 2012
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