The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: 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
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PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, and for some thematic material)
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Action & Adventure , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

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
Robert Knepper
as Antonius
Elden Henson
as Pollux
Wes Chatham
as Castor
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
Natalie Dormer
as Cressida
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Plutarch Heavensbee
Stef Dawson
as Annie Cresta
Meta Golding
as Enobaria
Joe Chrest
as Mitchell
Omid Abtahi
as Homes
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
Misty Ormiston
as Leeg #1
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
King
as Capitol Aristrocrat
David Londoner
as District 13
David London
as District 13
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Critic Reviews for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

All Critics (246) | Top Critics (45)

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

Full Review… | November 21, 2015
The Atlantic
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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.

Full Review… | November 20, 2015
Toronto Sun
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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.

Full Review… | November 20, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
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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.

Full Review… | November 20, 2015
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

This revenge plot animates Mockingjay Part 2 with a satisfying rage.

Full Review… | November 19, 2015
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review… | November 19, 2015
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

½

It starts off well enough. Battered and bruised Katniss is examined after Peeta's trackerjacked attack. JLaw flinches ever so slightly as the doctor gently presses her collarbone to assess the damage. Her eyes are darty and untrusting, and when she tries to speak, we can tell her spirit is as broken and raspy as her voice. That's pretty much the best part. The rest, as predicted from the 2-film split, is Lord of the Rings-style slow, building to the rushed climax of Gale's betrayal, which I don't think people who haven't read the books would fully get. Then of course, long-suffering Peeta's PTSD rehabilitation with the "Real or Not Real" game is hardly touched upon, and the flashforward epilogue is too shiny and pat. And did anyone else think that baby's head was ridiculously huge?

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

It's arguably the weakest of the four films, and certainly overlong (this film could have been 30-40 minutes shorter). However, The Hunger Games series in total accomplishes what no other YA franchise has been able to do: combine excellent acting with timely and smart commentary on the nature of politics, war, and media. So, despite its flaws, Mockingjay Part II is a continuation of the franchise's sleek, intelligent filmmaking. In addition, the film features stunning art direction and well-choreographed action sequences.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

½

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review: Let me preface this by saying that not everyone is going to like this film. In fact it will be so divisive that you'll either outright hate it or like it. I'm also in the camp that disliked aspects of the book, so going into this film I was feeling very hesitant to seeing the scenes I hated played out. However, under the assured direction of Francis Lawrence, the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 transcends its source material in every way possible. The movie is hauntingly grim throughout, and hope is sparse- as it should be! This movie doesn't aim to gloss over the effects of war or PTSD, it tackles them head on, unflinching, which can be hard for an audience member to take in. This movie will make you feel whether you want to or not- it will not let you stay pedestrian as it demands a reaction to what you're viewing. A lot of credit also has to be given to Jennifer Lawrence, who's nuanced and at times passive reactions to the events around her are so perfectly fit for this dystopian world. There is a scene towards the end of the film, that is so heartbreaking and Lawrence commits her all into the scene, truly encapsulating the grief of loss. Josh Hutcherson also shines in this final instalment, giving a real depth to Peeta during his period of recovery. The other noteworthy performance comes from Donald Sutherland as President Snow. This film isn't perfect and there are many flaws (especially with pacing), and an argument can be made to splitting the movies into two parts (it still would of worked in one film) but I'm willing to overlook the flaws in this movie, through the way it spoke to me, and at the moment it's a touching piece of commentary of the ongoing conflicts around the world. I'm giving this final part a perfect score- does it fully deserve it? No, most probably not. But if I didn't give it a perfect score, I would be being disingenuous to myself. 4.5/5

Jarrad Climpson
Jarrad Climpson

Super Reviewer

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