• Released
  • March 23, 2012
  • (Available in IMAX for One Week Only!)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 22 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 2,010 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: In a place once known as North America, youths fight to the death in a nationally televised contest.

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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As tough-spirited as fans would hope for - and exciting and thought-provoking in a way few adventure dramas ever are.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision. It's brutal where it needs to be, particularly when children fight and...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
My advice is to keep your eyes on Lawrence, who turns the movie into a victory by presenting a heroine propelled by principle instead of...
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75

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The Hunger Games' pacing is brisk, its stakes as high as stakes get, and its leading lady engaging enough that the odds - at the box office...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What The Hunger Games does have is a game cast, a large budget well spent, Collins on board as co-writer, and Lawrence as Katniss.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
The action is brisk, the acting is solid, and barring an unlikely failure at the box office, a franchise is born. Let the games begin.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
This is better than any of the "Twilights." It features a functioning creative imagination and lots of honest-to-goodness acting by its...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
As she did in her breakthrough film Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence anchors this futuristic and politicized elaboration of The Most...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It also smells very much like a movie with money on its mind - not altogether successfully balancing its loftier ideas with a sense of...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In The Hunger Games it's both a feast of cheesy spectacle and a famine of genuine feeling, except for the powerful - and touchingly...
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Rated PG-13 | For Intense violent thematic material and disturbing images - all involving teens
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
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