The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 sets up the franchise finale with a penultimate chapter loaded with solid performances and smart political subtext, though it comes up short on the action front.

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The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Danny Strong, Peter Craig
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 6, 2015
Box Office: $337.1M
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as Katniss Everdeen

as Gale Hawthorne

as Peeta Mellark

as President Alma Coin

as Finnick

as President Snow

as Haymitch Abernathy

as Commander Lyme

as Effie Trinket

as Plutarch Heavensbee

as Caesar Flickerman

as Johanna Mason

as Primrose Everdeen

as Katniss' Mother

as Messalla

as Annie Cresta

as Commander Paylor

as D8 Another Patient

as D8 Female Patient

as D8 Male Patient

as D8 Old Woman

as Snow's Granddaughter

as Rescue Hovercraft Pi...

as D13 Systems Operator...

as D13 Systems Operator...

as Snow's Stylist #1

as Bunker Door Security

as D13 Systems Operator
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Critic Reviews for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

All Critics (237) | Top Critics (45)

A solid lead-up to the finale.

Full Review… | December 14, 2014
Top Critic

I appreciated its more downbeat intellectual grasp of how wars can be fought through film and media.

Full Review… | August 21, 2015
Cinema Crazed

A very odd film that ends as abruptly as it begins, so I guess we must all tune in next year to find out if it actually amounts to anything. This is just how big movies work now.

Full Review… | June 9, 2015
Spliced Personality

A franchise inches toward its conclusion

Full Review… | May 1, 2015
Movie Habit

It may not have the visual panache of the first two films, but it makes up for it with a thrilling series of events that set us up nicely for the final film in the franchise.

Full Review… | April 13, 2015
Cinema Sight

They didn't go full Hobbit on us, but [Mockingjay] should have been one film.

Full Review… | April 10, 2015

Audience Reviews for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

An average, slightly disappointing and too grim follow-up to the first two riveting 'Hunger Games' films about the expansion of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) into a public relations figure for the rebels, and how The Capital led by a corrupt rule (Donald Sutherland) looks to squash whatever progress they make. The acting as always is top-notch, but the decision in where this film goes with the plot just is not as interesting as compared to the previous films. We have seen many movies before deal with the subject of public relations before, and in a much more convincing, better way than this movie, including in the first two films. Once the film leaves this part of the plot behind it gets more interesting, but ultimately I can't give this movie a recommendation because of how bogged down it gets because of this direction it takes in its first half of duration.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

The film isn't by any means "bad", but there just doesn't feel like there was nearly enough content to really fill a 2 hour film. It's almost like the final 2 parts were shot and they were like "Don't bother editing it, we need all the footage we can get!"

That being said, the film's pacing is always slow. Everything has too much time to breathe and there's a constant atmosphere of heavy drama even through the most basic of scenes.

It works as a 1 hour standalone film, but a 2 hour teaser for the finale? Not so much. I enjoyed the story and her navigation through propaganda/politics but ugh, there's just so much they could've done to keep the viewer from falling asleep. Throw in some scenes with Peeta's POV or elaborate on the scene where she shoots down a bomber with a bow an arrow, just something!

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer

How many movies can you say you've seen where Liam Hemsworth is the best actor? This might be one of them. The acting is really dull in this film, with its somewhat exciting (and somewhat stupid) script. District 13 ain't the only thing that's revolting in this film.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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