The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Reviews

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November 21, 2013
Everything that felt clumsy in The Hunger Games has been improved upon here.
November 21, 2013
Though the romantic triangle provides the story's heart, it's the film's take on media as social control (Stanley Tucci returns as the unctuous TV host), sharp sense of action, and smart peformances that give Catching Fire its soul.
November 21, 2013
The ingredients are in place for a potent finale, but "Catching Fire" is watered down.
November 21, 2013
What's surprising is how tasty the franchise still is.
November 21, 2013
Catching Fire is best in its first hour, when it concentrates on the politics and the specific horrors of Panem. It becomes more conventional in the second half and loses steam, but it's always heading somewhere.
November 21, 2013
Katniss Everdeen's quandaries and director Francis Lawrence builds suspense through cunning shifts of character in this spiffy second chapter of the trilogy.
November 21, 2013
It's largely satisfying as far as screen adventures go, and comes fully loaded with special effects and action scenes, and embellished with the usual brand-name character actors ...
November 21, 2013
That this latest film leaves us hungering for more only means that it's working.
November 21, 2013
This sequel is a triumph of production design: Philip Messina's settings are so detailed that they convey how the movie's dystopic U.S. functions beyond the story at hand, and Trish Summerville's costume design shows a similar degree of invention.
November 21, 2013
Nobody involved seems remotely aware of the utter pomposity of the project - a third endless film is now in production.
November 21, 2013
Jennifer Lawrence sparkles once again, but this diluted sequel fails to ignite.
November 21, 2013
An improvement in almost every way from its pretty decent predecessor.
November 21, 2013
Fans of "The Hunger Games" should find "Catching Fire" a superlative advancement of the franchise.
November 21, 2013
This second installment of the "Hunger Games" trilogy is a significant improvement on the movie that launched the franchise last year.
November 21, 2013
Book's good. Movie's better. Wait, what?
November 21, 2013
Catching Fire, which builds on the box-office and critical success of last year's Hunger Games, is spectacular in every sense of the word. For extra pow, see it in IMAX.
November 20, 2013
The stakes have gotten larger and also vastly more interesting, with the title games stretching from the battlefield into the mind.
November 20, 2013
It's a middle chapter, for sure, but a vigorous and fast-paced one that leaves you hungry for more.
November 20, 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is crowd-pleasing and compelling, most of all because of its fiery, charismatic heroine.
November 20, 2013
Spinning in that wedding dress, or glaring in wary repose, Lawrence catches fire on screen. She'll make a superb La Pasionaria when Panem has a real war in the Mockingjay films.
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