The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Reviews

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December 4, 2020
The entire picture is simply a glimpse of grander events to come and a set-up for pathos and an eventual, epic culmination.
July 17, 2020
Since this is a 'Part 1 of 2,' it makes it difficult to address in a review. The problem with splitting a film into two pieces is you only get to see part of the whole.
July 7, 2020
While this can be entertaining to watch, and there are nice bits of spectacle level eye candy, including the destruction of a massive damn, the problem is that the film never becomes more than simply the first part in a larger saga.
November 27, 2019
Without the hook of its titular games in the mix, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, plays like a rote dystopian thriller.
September 12, 2019
Interesting for its drifting away from the formulaic model already established, yet it feels something like a misnomer of a film, more of an extended prologue to a finale rather an actual 'part' deserving of its own distinction.
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.
June 12, 2018
Save that $11 and wait to see this one on Netflix.
December 2, 2017
Josh Hutcherson almost steals the movie from Jennifer Lawrence, who unfortunately doesn't have much to do, because well, not much actually happens in Mockingjay
August 17, 2017
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is as wanting for substance as it is craving more punctuation marks that glitter when they venture into the sunlight.
July 8, 2016
At its best, this half-Mockingjay details a kind of unhealthy propaganda therapy as Katniss and Peeta head toward their inevitable reunion. But it's not really enough to sustain a satisfying two-hour feature.
April 12, 2016
Half a story stretched far too thin with a cast that has neither reason nor opportunity to stretch themselves.
November 16, 2015
The Hunger Games movies have hit that emotional note, pitting Peeta against Gale, distracting Katniss with young-adultish emotional havoc. Whether it distracts you is the question.
November 16, 2015
When your protagonist is watching the third act of your movie play out on a TV monitor, you should know you have a problem.
November 9, 2015
Mockingjay Part 1's biggest problem is that it really feels like half a movie.
June 9, 2015
A very odd film that ends as abruptly as it begins, so I guess we must all tune in next year to find out if it actually amounts to anything. This is just how big movies work now.
May 1, 2015
A franchise inches toward its conclusion
April 10, 2015
They didn't go full Hobbit on us, but [Mockingjay] should have been one film.
March 18, 2015
"The Hunger Games" are almost over. We are near the end. And, I see a world where all are dandified with smelly leotards and jazzy wigs. It's the future, baby.
January 19, 2015
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is just a long, slow teaser for next year's grand finale, Mockingjay - Part 2.
December 29, 2014
an adaptation of a book about a teenage girl navigating the seas of her rising estral tides
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