The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The IMAX Experience 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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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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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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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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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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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Crowd-pleasing and compelling, most of all because of its fiery, charismatic heroine.
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Better Than The Book!

By MedRed
Ladies and gentlemen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has done the unspeakable. It is better than the book it is based on while being 100% faithful to it. Catching Fire does an amazing job of...

Amazing

By jaklyn6194
I went to a midnight showing of Catching Fire and I am a HUGE fan of the books and throughout the entire movie, even though I knew what was going to happen, I still found myself sitting on the edge...

Cathing Fire

By jackcundari67
The movie wasn't as detailed as the book,but was worth the wait to see. The casting was excellent. I can't wait to go see it again and agian....

Better than the first installment!

By paul-michael
Our family genuinely enjoyed Catching Fire. Some of us had read the book and found the movie to be true to the original, while others were "discovering" the story for the first time. The movie was...

Great movie

By andrewrutherford
I would say just as good as the first one though the ending was very "to be continued." If you enjoyed the first one, definitely go see this one. Seeing in IMAX was a big improvement as well. You...

Great

By davidavaldez
Must see in IMAX. The visuals were amazing.True to the book. I was surprised they fit it all in. The district 11 scene was very emotional. But the theater was dark so i don't think anyone saw my...

Leaves you wanting more

By bedexpert
Great movie answers some questions and gets the ball rolling but be expecting a large cliff to hang off of if you havent read the books!...

Leaves you wanting More!

By gjaustin
My husband and I just loved this movie. The cinematography was great. We read the books several years ago and was pleased at how the movie enhanced the writing for me....

Entertaining, but, not unlike the first installment, well short of its potential.

By webera693
The book, the story, is an eco-political allegory about the 95% who control the wealth and the media. But the movie makers apparently decided to Hollywoodize it to sell tickets to more and offend...

Excellant

By kdsparks74
When it ended - I was not ready for it - the anticipation is already there for the next movie. Excellent acting and the costume design is fabulous. I particularly love the defiance shown in this...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Fans will approve of gripping, violent middle installment.
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