Apr 20, 2021
In a decade full of hundred-million-dollar stinkers, CATCHING FIRE isn't just the peak of its franchise, but a compelling work in its own right.
Feb 1, 2021
It's grim, shot in hues of grey with a perpetually overcast sky, which lends it a classic feel, more like 1970s sci fi than the brightly couloured eye catchers Hollywood makes these days.
Jan 20, 2021
It's mainstream entertainment, but it succeeds at being riveting and deeply unsettling mainstream entertainment that casts a critical light on our current systems.
Dec 3, 2020
While the primary stars remain youthful, this film has matured substantially over its predecessor.
Sep 11, 2020
An entertaining and thought-provoking film that proves we have a right to expect much more from even a good old-fashioned Hollywood popcorn flick.
Jul 16, 2020
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is epic, filled with fantastic performances, great visual effects and a story that surpasses the first film in EVERY department.
Jul 8, 2020
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire digs much deeper than the first installment and the result is a much stronger movie.
Jun 25, 2020
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire lights the fuse of this franchise in a more provocative way than its predecessor. [Full review in Spanish]
Mar 11, 2020
The story is more complex, and director Francis Lawrence did an even better job of integrating taut action and convincing special effects into a developing plot...
Jan 7, 2020
Bigger, darker and more allegorical than ever, with Catching Fire, Frances Lawrence excels with visual splendor and the creation of the island where the Quarter Quell Games are held.
Nov 21, 2019
The time and effort gone into Catching Fire does not go without notice.
Nov 21, 2019
Exciting, engaging and overall better than The Hunger Games, Catching Fire escapes being labelled as the 'dreaded sequel'.
Aug 27, 2019
The Hunger Games franchise is escapism and a wake-up call all at once, and Catching Fire rings that bell loud.
Jul 31, 2019
No one does both vulnerability, determination and strength better than Jennifer Lawrence.
Jun 9, 2019
What sets The Hunger Games apart from other blockbusters of its type is how it doesn't use its violence as a crutch. It actually makes us feel the loss of its victims.
Jun 4, 2019
Nevertheless, the film and franchise will always thrive thanks to their phenomenal leading lady.
Apr 18, 2019
Francis Lawrence nicely balances stunts and spectacle with the growth of Katniss, who goes from teenaged girl to young woman with a wider worldview.
Apr 10, 2019
Despite sharing a similar narrative structure with the first film, Catching Fire ups the ante and heightens every element of the storytelling, from the drama to the stakes to the performances to the action.
Apr 9, 2019
The film's visual spectacle is still impressive, with a story that delves a little more into social disparity and class struggle... But the heartbeat of "Catching Fire" -- and the franchise in general -- remains Lawrence.