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Critics Consensus: The Hunger Games is Certified Fresh

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This week at the movies brings only one new wide release: the hotly-anticipated adaptation of Susan Collins' post-apocalyptic young adult novel The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. What do the critics have to say? The Hunger Games is one of the most eagerly anticipated literary adaptations since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. And critics say the movie delivers -- director Gary Ross maintains the brisk, tense pace that made the books so tough to put down, and Jennifer Lawrence gives an intense, commanding performance in the lead role. In a dystopian North America, a tyrannical government stages an annual televised gladiatorial competition, in which young people are selected to fight to the death.Back to Article

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