The Hunger Games Reviews

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January 16, 2020
It's a bit of a thrill to see a bow-hunting girl nursing and defending her man, a good enough takeaway on its own to recommend The Hunger Games to both kids and the parents who drive them to the movies.
November 27, 2019
Jennifer Lawrence is engaging as Katniss; indifferent to the circumstances and determined to survive, you end up admiring her spunk and defiance to The Man.
November 26, 2019
Are you hungry yet? I hope so because with The Hunger Games you are in for a seven course meal with all the trimmings, guaranteed to satisfy even the most ravenous fan.
November 8, 2019
At its best The Hunger Games is a taut thriller, an edge-of-your-seat ride once the actual games begin.
July 31, 2019
Jennifer Lawrence is superb, with an unflinching gaze that's like a powerful alloy of fear and defiance.
July 29, 2019
A beautiful, deeply affecting, and riveting film with a heroine for the ages.
June 8, 2019
The odds are in its favor to please its hard-core devotees and newcomers alike.
February 25, 2019
The Hunger Games is undeniably progressive in making its protagonist so plucky, independent, and self-actualizing a young woman.
February 6, 2019
The Hunger Games is good, moves adroitly and holds our attention. It just doesn't fire the imagination the way its source material seems to have done for many readers.
January 19, 2019
Lawrence is superb in her role.
January 14, 2019
What the film offers that the book does not are elements of the outside world that readers were not privy to when confined to Katniss' head.
January 4, 2019
The Hunger Games isn't a masterpiece. But it's finally given us a thoughtful action picture for the young and old alike.
January 3, 2019
The Hunger Games is impressively cast, beautifully styled, dynamically shot and powerfully edited. However, the standout feature of the film has to be its all encompassing success as an adaptation.
January 3, 2019
Ross' film has a defined universe of its own, populated with genuinely emotive, living characters and a tangible sense of despair and decay.
November 9, 2018
It takes a while to get off the ground as they are setting up the story for the entire trilogy, but other than that, this movie is a well-acted, visually stunning film.
November 2, 2018
Just to show you how dim Gary Ross is, he seems to think he had an "idea" about how to portray the poor oppressed people of District 12. He has them all dressed up like 1930s characters. Yup. That's his idea.
November 2, 2018
It's as thrilling, captivating and immediate as the book, while streamlining the narrative and cast to fit the conventions of cinema.
August 30, 2018
An edible product, but it leaves the spectator in need of a more satisfying meal.
August 24, 2018
Extravagant special effects are passed over to give the captivating characters the audience's full attention. Even the picture is often drained of colour, ensuring focus is placed on the people rather than the spectacle.
May 21, 2018
This is explicitly not a film about young love, or being torn between boyfriends...It's about being brave, and being alone, and having to grow up too soon.
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