The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Reviews

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Rebecca Pahle
Pajiba
September 21, 2016
I like that both the book and the movie ditched the action-y bombast and took Katniss' story to a quieter, more emotionally resonant place. It felt earned, given The Hunger Games has always been more about Katniss' character evolution.
Sinead Brennan
RT╔ (Ireland)
July 25, 2016
iI's an enjoyable enough watch and if you've been with the series from the beginning you should go and see it to finish things off. But speaking as a fan of The Hunger Games, I don't see myself choosing to sit through it again any time soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 10, 2016
A movie of limited intrinsic merit, and about which it's difficult to make any positive claim for its quality stronger than that it's definitely better than Mockingjay Part 1.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jesse Hassenger
Brooklyn Magazine
July 8, 2016
When it gets to its final stretch -- the one that nothing except books or Wikipedia or other movies can prepare you for -- Mockingjay Part 2 is well-prepared for what might strike non-fans (or even some actual fans) as anticlimax.
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
May 11, 2016
It takes an actress of the calibre of Jennifer Lawrence to successfully convey The Hunger Games protagonist's existential conundrum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kanin Srimaneekulroj
Bangkok Post
May 9, 2016
Holy heck is it good.
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
May 3, 2016
For the past three falls, a new 'Hunger Games' movie has come around to remind us that so many of its elements - blockbuster franchise, YA novel adaptation, multiple films from one book - aren't inherently evil.
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
April 28, 2016
Part 2 adds some much-needed adventure back into the mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 12, 2016
A series that just a few years ago seemed to bubble with personality and intrigue and depth is closed out here as coldly as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)
April 12, 2016
None of the film-makers in the series has worked out how to marry its smaller concerns about love and family with its larger themes of propaganda and dying for a cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters
April 11, 2016
Mockingjay Part 2 is one great example of the source material being respected, partially because with fans like this saga has, such allegiance is expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Mottram
South China Morning Post
April 6, 2016
The pace picks up as Katniss traverses a city laced with booby traps - an oil flood and a tunnel full of mutants provide the film's best action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2016
Although the pace picks up, there's no sense of grandness to what is meant to be a huge finale and, actually, some may even feel underwhelmed by how the plot plays out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
March 24, 2016
... provides a satisfying end to the story rather than an inspiring one. It preserves the dark turn of the book's finale, the character of Katniss, and the journey of Peeta to recover the compassion destroyed by Snow.
Roe McDermott
Hot Press
March 11, 2016
A fittingly serviceable end to a series that always had more potential than impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
February 20, 2016
[The] rare blockbuster that finds a compelling middle ground between thoughtfulness and big, splashy spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
January 3, 2016
Kudos to Lawrence for helping bring a satisfactory conclusion
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 1, 2016
A satisfying conclusion to a brilliant series of films that show us the dangers of the oligarchy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Blaustein
ABC News Radio
December 30, 2015
In this final film, fans will get a satisfying resolution. It's an emotional and dark journey illuminated by an otherworldly performance from Jennifer Lawrence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
December 16, 2015
I remember struggling with Suzanne Collins' final book. It didn't have the same sense of urgency and excitement. My thoughts on this movie are essentially the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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