• Released
  • November 22, 2013
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 26 min
  • Action/Adventure
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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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90

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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88

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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88

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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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Catching Fire makes only the occasional misstep.
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88

ReelViews

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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80

Empire

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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80

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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80

Variety

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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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Crowd-pleasing and compelling, most of all because of its fiery, charismatic heroine.
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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 Pause for kids 13 & under Fans will approve of gripping, violent middle installment.
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