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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Reviews

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April 17, 2018
Catching Fire is a rare youth-targeted film that dares to ask some serious and uncomfortable questions.
March 5, 2018
Even by blockbuster standards, this is some heavily recycled material, and it's pretty long. But it's well done and will spirit away a cold Saturday afternoon nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2017
Spine-chilling cinematography evokes that much required eerie feeling throughout. Dramatic costumes are another highlight. The film makes our hopelessness pit against our own indomitable spirit of survival. Who wins?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2017
Catching Fire is a big improvement on The Hunger Games and left me more enthusiastic about the franchise than the first installment did.
August 17, 2017
The first film in the series wasn't horrid, but the second outing takes a swan dive into dreck lake.
August 9, 2017
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is about passion: the passion of love, the passion of power, and the passion of oppressed humanity that lives on hope.
June 29, 2017
The strength of Katniss Everdeen as a character is what makes The Hunger Games: Catching Fire so compelling.
July 14, 2016
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is much of the same: lots of standing around and talking without much in the way of flair or excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2016
Every returning detail of The Hunger Games is expanded and expounded in Catching Fire, and there is an unusual layering of the film's ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 18, 2016
Vivid, visceral filmmaking, twisty and entertaining, with startlingly good turns by Jennifer Lawrence and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
May 18, 2016
Just as good a film as its predecessor, and a must-see chapter in this terrific and terrifying story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2016
The movies (gratefully) violently counteract any attempt we might make to see them as fun escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 12, 2016
Whereas "The Hunger Games" made for some interesting political commentary, "Catching Fire" is content to rest on its laurels, adding nothing to the conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 16, 2015
Once skeptical, I'm now hooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2015
There are plenty of characters and plenty of action to go around, yet thanks to its strong sense of suspense, Catching Fire doesn't feel as long as its near-two-and-a-half-hour running time might suggest.
November 16, 2015
A rousing, gritty spectacle of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 16, 2015
Expertly executed without a dull stretch, despite an elongated running time, the second instalment based on Suzanne Collins's bestselling dystopian fantasy trilogy is a top-flight escapist adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 16, 2015
I'd love to report that this adds up to a great movie. It doesn't, but it does add up to a sequel that's a good deal more satisfying than its predecessor.
May 12, 2015
What a difference a director makes.
February 3, 2015
While Catching Fire could easily stand on its own, it also should make audiences hungry for the next installment.
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