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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Synopsis
As rebellion simmers, a cruel change in the Hunger Games may change Panem forever.
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Catching Fire is a monumental achievement, a massively entertaining crowd-pleaser that is thought-provoking and personally inspiring in all...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Catching Fire is exceptional entertainment, a spectacle with a good mind and a pounding heart.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Pop-culture escapism can be thrilling when dished out by experts. Katniss is a character worth a handful of sequels. And Lawrence lights up...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Very few people will take in this spectacle of a society amusing itself to death, of “reality games” and the vapid media hysteria that...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Catching Fire makes only the occasional misstep.
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By James Berardinelli
The screen translation of Catching Fire, the second volume of the series, offers its audience many of the elements that made The Hunger...
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By Ian Nathan
Defying rote heroics and sidestepping those solemn Frodoisms lurking in the role, Lawrence seeks out the complex, human and earthy in...
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Total Film

By Paul Bradshaw
Catching Fire delivers on all the promise of Part 1 with a gutsier, tougher, better round of Games.
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By Peter Debruge
[Francis] Lawrence and his team have calibrated the entire experience for maximum engagement. And while its pleasures can’t touch the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Crowd-pleasing and compelling, most of all because of its fiery, charismatic heroine.
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Even better than the first movie!!!

By mavram
Wow! I absolutely loved this movie! It was over 2 hrs long and felt way shorter... I did not want it to stop. This is a MUST SEE!!!! The movie, once again, does justice to the books. Jennifer...

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By maclancy
I am almost 63 but because I like science fiction I am interested in this film and the concept. I have not read the books. This is my second in the series as I saw the first one and now part two. I...


By tinman1569
Finished this movie about an hour ago and I still can't stop thinking about it! BEST movie I've seen all year. I was into this movie for every second of it. Only bad part was it had to end and now I...


By mikewagnerhomes
Love the books and they have done a great job with Catching Fire. Although visually stunning, the real treat is Jennifer Laurence's portrayal of Katniss. A mufti-faceted performance ranging from raw ...

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By khart112
This movie was amazing and keeps you on the edge of your seat, and you can see the romantic relationship starting to really blossom and you can just see the tension between Katniss and President...

The Movie on Fire!

By Lord_Malex
This is the movie adaptation book fans have been waiting for! Katniss and Peeta's relationship is developed further into a real romance. The many side characters get their time in the film while...

Almost fell asleep!

By tnagy43
The first half was very boring. Way too much of review and setting of the plot. The second was up to Par with first movie but the ending was too abrupt. I doubt that I would return to a theater to...

Best Movie Ever

By martialarts-chick
So many feels... such little time. Go see the movie! It is not a disappointment and it is almost exactly like the book. Best movie based off a book I have ever seen. The whole cast is just phenomenal...

Great Movie

By dwgeiger
I enjoyed the movie very much. The ONLY complaint I have of the movie is the arrows never seem to run out...but that's a minor detail. Go see this movie, you won't regret it!...

Great movie

By Clifnotes
I usually say the book is better. This was as good as the book. It is a must see movie. I can't wait till the next....

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Rated PG-13 | For For intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.
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Common Sense Media says Fans will approve of gripping, violent middle installment.
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