The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2013, Action/Sci-fi, 2h 26m

293 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Smart, smoothly directed, and enriched with a deeper exploration of the franchise's thought-provoking themes, Catching Fire proves a thoroughly compelling second installment in the Hunger Games series. Read critic reviews

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After arriving safely home from their unprecedented victory in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) discover that they must do a quick turnaround and begin a Victors Tour. As she and Peeta travel throughout the districts, Katniss senses a rebellion is stirring. However, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) proves that he is still very much in control when word comes of a cruel change in the rules for the upcoming 75th Hunger Games.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer Lawrence
Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson
Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth
Gale Hawthorne
Woody Harrelson
Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks
Effie Trinket
Stanley Tucci
Caesar Flickerman
Donald Sutherland
President Snow
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Plutarch Heavensbee
Sam Claflin
Finnick Odair
Jena Malone
Johanna Mason
Simon Beaufoy
Screenwriter
Michael Arndt
Screenwriter
Jon Kilik
Producer
Suzanne Collins
Executive Producer
Louise Rosner
Executive Producer
Joseph Drake
Executive Producer
Allison Shearmur
Executive Producer
Jo Willems
Cinematographer
Philip Messina
Production Design
Trish Summerville
Costume Designer
Robert Fechtman
Art Director
Adam Davis
Art Director
Larry Dias
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Critic Reviews for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

All Critics (293) | Top Critics (77) | Fresh (263) | Rotten (30)

  • It's mainstream entertainment, but it succeeds at being riveting and deeply unsettling mainstream entertainment that casts a critical light on our current systems.

    January 20, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Vivid, visceral filmmaking, twisty and entertaining, with startlingly good turns by Jennifer Lawrence and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    June 18, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The movies (gratefully) violently counteract any attempt we might make to see them as fun escapism.

    April 13, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Gary Ross did the hype justice by kicking off the series with a highly effective adaptation and now Francis Lawrence builds upon that success by taking the budget boost and funneling it into top talent, stunning visuals and an all-consuming experience.

    December 31, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It is heartening to find a teen-oriented movie franchise as gritty as The Hunger Games. Even so, Catching Fire remains contradictory, caught in some nether world between nightmarish political allegory and adolescent escapism.

    December 17, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This is Empire Strikes Back stuff. It has that second Star Wars movie's kick of confidence.

    December 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • Oct 11, 2016
    To me, "Catching Fire" is better than the first movie as this one concentrates more on the characters around Katniss, and the politics of Panem.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2015
    This has to be the most boring film I have ever seen in my life. I walked into this film with moderate expectations, the reviews coming in were good and Hunger Games wasn't a bad film. I walked out of this film half dead, it took 90 minutes to get in The Hunger Games and my god it was the longest 90 minutes of my life. The story wasn't interesting in the slightest it was just boring dialogue scenes talking about random stuff no one cares about. The only redeeming part of this film is that like usually Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen does a great performance but all the other actors are just dreadful, they are lifeless and have no purpose. The director Francis Lawrence shoots the action scenes quite well compared to Gary Ross who shot the action sequences using shaky cam but what makes the first film better is that it is better paced and less tedious. This film gets 2/10.
    Sonny H Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2015
    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is a great sequel to 2012's "The Hunger Games". This movie has excellent acting, great plot and some pretty good special effects. It's is a fun SCI-FI movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes the first movie. And I give "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" a 8.5/10.
    Steve G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2014
    Not as good as the original. The ending was very unsatisfying.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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