The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Synopsis
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever.
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By Drew McWeeny
The film explores the way propaganda is used to set the stage for a conflict, and considering this is a mainstream franchise aimed...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's easily the most political of the three films. It also is the most absorbing and best in the series.
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By Alonso Duralde
Suffice it to say that while Mockingjay, Part 1 might not be as consistently thrilling as “Catching Fire” — the second movie always has the...
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Total Film

By Kevin Harley
With measure and muscle, Lawrences Jennifer and Francis nail the job of selling the long, twisting road towards revolution.
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Time Out London

By Cath Clarke
While it definitely takes its foot off the action, Mockingjay – Part 1 goes deeper and darker.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
A part with this much sobbing, hand-wringing, and mournful gazing into the middle distance could be, in the wrong hands, a laugh riot, but...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Delivers the dazzle without sacrificing the smarts. The suspense is killer. Ditto the thrill of the hunt. The film uses the extra time to,...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Ultimately, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 serves as solid if unspectacular first lap around the track of a two-lap race.
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Slant Magazine

As a metaphor for the way we respond to the media, and the way our politics are funneled through the media lens, the film succeeds most...
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By Justin Chang
For all its obvious smarts and mildly provocative ideas, Mockingjay doesn’t seem to trust its audience quite as much as it clearly trusts...
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By michaelgarzaacting
The film is just amazing, I was blown away. Even the smaller roles, had good acting. I think this movie just shows how war can effect everyone and everything. If you have a teen, Im sure they've...

Mockingjay Part 1

By poner1
this was an excellent movie. I thouroughly enjoyed the way it started and ended. I think if you read this books you will be very satisfied with this film. Can't wait till part @!!!! xxxxxxxx...

pretty darn boring

By abennard
its really hard to rate this after all the exciting building up from the last movie.....however this movie was so boring we almost fell asleep! it waa a half hour too long with too many useless...

Not so great

By shakyaprabesh
Went to see this movie with a lot if expectation and this thoroughly sucked. Too slow and too bored. Lawrence can act, she single handedly took control, rest was such a waste of time. Should have...


By mondini7
Little to no action. Dialogue was a yawner, and the acting was not credible. Overall a teeny bopper movie for those cult type of fans that are not old enough to have a cocktail or beer after a good...

shuldnt be 2 parts

By mewetarded
this movie was boring and uneventful, extremely dissastisfied....

Let down.

By daviddrums
This movie did not need to be separated into two movies. The ending was a complete let down do to they needed to just find a place to stop the movie. And to be honest the movie never really went...


By largecrash
They could of told the same story in 20 minutes but I did fall asleep a few times...

Not what i expected

By keemland
It seems that they wanted to extend the movie to make more money without real evidence for good actions....

Not bad of a movie

By alexmoraga94
the storyline behind this movie is good. the reason I give it a 3/5 is because it waa going at a really slow pace and at one point I almost dozed off. But because its the first part of the movie, I...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Sequences of Violence, Intense Sequences of Action, Some Disturbing Images and Thematic Material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Melancholy, violent sequel sets stage for waging war.
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