The Hunger Games Reviews

Page 1 of 16
June 17, 2013
The film shows precious little hunger and no sense of game.
March 26, 2012
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.
March 23, 2012
Ross manages to keep the pacing remarkably swift, given that the games themselves don't start until halfway through the 144-minute running time.
March 23, 2012
The Hunger Games absolutely delivers for its target audience: younger teenagers. To them, it can be highly recommended.
March 22, 2012
Like the select participants of its savage sport, The Hunger Games stands triumphant, if scarred and a bit wobbly from the contest.
March 22, 2012
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.
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.
Page 1 of 16