The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Reviews

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December 14, 2014
A solid lead-up to the finale.
November 26, 2014
In the excitable world of dystopian fantasy, the series remains the best of the bunch.
November 23, 2014
It's an elaborate game of hurry-up-and-wait. And it's the most shameless example yet of splitting the final book in a hugely popular series into two film adaptations.
November 21, 2014
Might it have been better if they'd squeezed the whole book into one movie? Probably. Nonetheless, Mockingjay Part 1 is a fine entertainment, shot through with moments of surprising emotional impact.
November 21, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence's charisma and the the sly excellence of her supporting cast keep "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" aloft.
November 21, 2014
Mockingjay has more exposition than a TED Talk, more rubble than a decade of The Flintstones, and absolutely no nonmonetary reason to be Part 1 of anything. It isn't storytelling. It's a filibuster.
August 2, 2019
Director Francis Lawrence gets to the meat of what all The Hunger Games are about in Mockingjay part 1.
July 30, 2019
When absorbed into the series as a whole, this chapter supplies some of the most thought-provoking, sophisticated thematic content to ever find its way into so-called "young adult" science fiction.
July 5, 2019
As one film, Mockingjay could be much tighter and streamlined, but it feels drawn out and a little aimless.
May 30, 2019
The Hunger Games hasn't given birth to twins. Instead, it has stretched out the limbs of its concluding chapter to the point of cracking dislocation.
April 17, 2019
...ultimately Part One will go down as the film you sat through while you waited for the more exciting main event, the conclusion, due out this time next year.
April 3, 2019
Collins' revolutionary-lite rhetoric has become unravelled by the commercially driven decision to split the final novel into two films -- ultimately lessening the satirical bite and reverting to the gender archetypes it originally sought to challenge.
February 26, 2019
Once more, the film is carried effortlessly by Lawrence.
January 25, 2019
This is a darker more detailed chapter, with less action and more political commentary. It's a slow build that proves to be quite interesting -- sort of an evolution of the revolution.
January 23, 2019
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I burns bright and explosively lays the groundwork for the revolution of all time, fueling the anticipation for an extraordinary endgame.
January 9, 2019
These films are at their best when they're working with small touches, and yet again, this is where they shine.
November 10, 2018
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 builds on its promise to provide conscientious escapism for the topical fodder that holds so much truth in the disillusionment of authoritative scrutiny and societal disenchantment in today's political climate.
November 1, 2018
Aside from the pacing issues, it is otherwise as good a movie as the first two, but ... I can easily see this one being a bit tedious for some.
October 31, 2018
A mature, intelligent exploration of the effects of war, rebellion, and propaganda disguised as a YA Sci-Fi Adaptation that makes us hungry for the Games' final conclusion.
October 24, 2018
Not as strong as the previous films, which is to be expected for film telling only half of a story, but engaging enough to keep us rallied together for the finale.
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