The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

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With the unflinchingly grim Mockingjay Part 2, The Hunger Games comes to an exciting, poignant, and overall satisfying conclusion.



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The second half of Suzanne Collins' final Hunger Games book is adapted in this Lionsgate production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi


Jennifer Lawrence
as Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson
as Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth
as Gale Hawthorne
Julianne Moore
as President Alma Coin
Gwendoline Christie
as Commander Lyme
Woody Harrelson
as Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks
as Effie Trinket
Jena Malone
as Johanna Mason
Stanley Tucci
as Caesar Flickerman
Donald Sutherland
as President Snow
Sam Claflin
as Finnick Odair
Michelle Forbes
as Lt. Jackson (District 13)
Toby Jones
as Claudius Templesmith
Willow Shields
as Primrose Everdeen
Evan Ross
as Messalla
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Plutarch Heavensbee
Stef Dawson
as Annie Cresta
Meta Golding
as Enobaria
Joe Chrest
as Mitchell
Patina Miller
as Commander Paylor
Stephanie Jones
as Citizen Runner
Michael Entrekin
as Capitol Citizen
Cameron Brinkman
as District 5 Rebel
Paula Malcomson
as Katniss' Mother
Kim Ormiston
as Leeg #2
Mark Jeffrey Miller
as D4 Officiant
April Grace
as Doctor Aurelius
David Hallyday
as Greenhouse Guard #1
Linds Edwards
as Injured Career
Thomas Blake Jr.
as Rebel Sniper
Desmond Phillips
as Commander of DS
Elle Graham
as Girl in Lemon Yellow Coat
Lacy Dmitriew
as Rebel Nurse
Kate Rachesky
as Capitol Girl
Phillip Trop Linger
as Katniss's Father
Bear Lawrence
as Everdeen Child #1
Theodore Lawrence
as Everdeen Child #2
as Capitol Aristrocrat
David London
as District 13
David Londoner
as District 13
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Critic Reviews for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

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  • A movie that is too silly to be so somber, and too somber to be much fun.

    Nov 21, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The Hunger Games, which kicked off in a blaze of guts 'n' glory in 2012, ends now with a sad whimper, along with a lot of big bangs signifying nothing.

    Nov 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Director Francis Lawrence stages the action sequences... with a modicum of flair, and Julianne Moore as rebel leader Coin gives off some sparks, but for the most part there is nothing divertingly new or different about this franchise fade-out.

    Nov 20, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • After the forced histrionics of Part 1, it's nice to see star Jennifer Lawrence being allowed to quiet down and act again. But the story still feels stretched, a countdown that slows as it approaches zero hour.

    Nov 20, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • This revenge plot animates Mockingjay Part 2 with a satisfying rage.

    Nov 20, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Explosive, mostly true to the text, complex and chock full of action, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" should more than satisfy the franchise's many fans.

    Nov 20, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

  • Apr 18, 2018
    A satisfying and exciting end to a great film series, it does drag a little bit but I can't complain I wasn't satisfied by the end. the acting is still strong and the characters were well cast. Fantastic cinematography as well. 04-08-2018
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2016
    See more reviews like this at Mockingjay Part 1 lacked the key element that young adult audiences loved about The Hunger Games; the actual hunger games. Director Francis Lawrence tries to bring some of that magic back in Part 2 but forgets who his audience is; young adults. The plot is intertwined with moral complexities of war and its various trials and tribulations. Different from the rest of the films, this one addresses both the battle and the politics of war, and ideas that are just too complicated for young adult minds and therefore may prove boring or difficult to understand. Don't be mistaken, the plot is fantastic and executed in an excellent manner, but aside from sporadic action sequences, this movie very much deals with complex ideas through dialogue and body language. Nevertheless, the action element is integral to the Hunger Games current success, and is present in spectacular condensed bursts which are overwhelming yet engaging. The plot is riddled with unexpected twists and deaths which contribute to its very dark ambience. However, the most controversial part of this film is its ending. Without giving away too much, instead of a final battle taking the climax before a brief resolution, the resolution of the story dominates the tale's conclusion. Some of it may be very upsetting to viewers and may not even necessarily make sense, but one thing is certain; it drags on for a very long time. This is Lawrence trying to bring justice to the saga. Lawrence has once again assembled an all star cast of the likes of Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson, and award winners Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, and Gwendoline Christie among others. Jennifer Lawrence is the stand-out of the cast, a woman who has carried the Hunger Games as both its main protagonist and best actress. In spite of the dark nature of the film, small but welcomed comic relief is offered from Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson. As this was Seymour Hoffman's last movie, he was not able to complete filming but luckily minimal computer-generated images of him were used. Lawrence should be commended on his integration of various genres such as action, adventure, drama, dystopia, mystery, romance, and even some thriller elements. All of which were beautifully blended and utilised in the right moments. Although The Hunger Games saga- which will be viewed as a piece of many's childhood has come to its conclusion- whispers of theme parks, prequels, and spin-offs are in the works. Lawrence isn't going to let this once-in-a-generation work of art go easily. Overall, Mockingjay Part 2 was a film with varying degrees of success. The plot is brilliant and complex yet the action sequences were limited and sporadic. The biggest thing this film lacked was consistency. There were many dull moments of dialogue, and while it was necessary to the telling of the story, it could have been more evenly distributed. Fans of the books will be happy that the film did its legacy justice but others might have to be whispering in their ears about what's going on...
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2016
    Not with a bang, but with a whimper.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2016
    Very intense " as all The Hungar Games movies are" This movies gives a great closure. A series well done and put together.
    Kevin H Super Reviewer

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