The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Reviews

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January 22, 2019
Directed by Francis Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire satisfies and yet again leaves me wanting more.
January 14, 2019
It has far too many denouements for your average action-heavy film, but every one of them is important in laying ground for what's to come.
November 11, 2018
Jubilant, spellbinding and tactical, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of those acceptable moments where the majority of critics and moviegoers alike do not mind coming down with the sudden case of sequelitis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 2, 2018
Not only a superb action film that doubles as a sociopolitical rallying cry, but one of the finest, most dynamic 'part two' films in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 1, 2018
It is the Empire Strikes Back of the franchise, both in terms of story and achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 21, 2018
Impeccably Entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2018
Stronger direction, better performances and a story that actually feels like it is headed somewhere special. Catching Fire more than lives up to the sky-high hype.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
August 28, 2018
This is how you make a blockbuster.
May 21, 2018
Catching Fire is the rare film that's better than the original book.
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
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