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The Hunger Games

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hours 22 minutes (142 minutes)

Rated PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens.

Genres: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Thrilling,

Superb,

Drama,

Emotion

&

Ambitious

4 out of 5

Audience Ratings for The Hunger Games

72.0%
75 Ratings
1 2 3 4 5
hate it don't like it it's ok it's good it's great

Plot Summary

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

Critics Reviews for The Hunger Games

86 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 7 | Positive Review: 6 | Negative Review: 1

Like the select participants of its savage sport, The Hunger Games stands triumphant, if scarred and a bit wobbly from the contest.
Critic Score: 4/5

March 23, 2012 Full Review
Scott Bowles
USA Today

Again and again Katniss rescues herself with resourcefulness, guts and true aim, a combination that makes her insistently watchable, despite Mr. Ross's soft touch and Ms. Lawrence's bland performance.
Critic Score: 3/5

March 23, 2012 Full Review
Manohla Dargis
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

If, as the ads suggest, the whole world will be watching this, viewers will likely be satisfied with what they see.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

March 23, 2012 Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

If the series's legions of fans miss a detail here or a sub-plot there, they'll still recognize its bones and sinew, especially in Jennifer Lawrence's eagle-eyed heroine Katniss Everdeen.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

March 23, 2012 Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The Hunger Games has epic spectacle, yearning romance, suspense that won't quit and a shining star in Jennifer Lawrence.
Critic Score: 4.5/5

March 23, 2012 Full Review
Peter Travers
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

ADD auds won't mind that there's no time to get to know anybody, or watch a relationship unfold, or ride the dramatic rise and swell of a compelling narrative.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

March 23, 2012 Full Review
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

[It] arrives in theatres ... not only intact, but in command of the essentials of storytelling and characterization. The film deserves the massive success it will surely enjoy.
Critic Score: 4/5

March 23, 2012 Full Review
Peter Howell
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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