The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

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.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 6, 2015
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 sets up the franchise finale with a penultimate chapter loaded with solid performances and smart political subtext, though it comes up short on the action front.

Richard Roeper

A solid lead-up to the finale.

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Wesley Morris

Mockingjay has more exposition than a TED Talk, more rubble than a decade of The Flintstones, and absolutely no nonmonetary reason to be Part 1 of anything. It isn't storytelling. It's a filibuster.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I appreciated its more downbeat intellectual grasp of how wars can be fought through film and media.

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Christy Lemire

It's an elaborate game of hurry-up-and-wait. And it's the most shameless example yet of splitting the final book in a hugely popular series into two film adaptations.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As an actress, Lawrence has grown beyond this sort of thing, and the entire enterprise, directed by Francis Lawrence, feels like a massive placeholder for the grand finale.

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Sean Burns
Spliced Personality

A very odd film that ends as abruptly as it begins, so I guess we must all tune in next year to find out if it actually amounts to anything. This is just how big movies work now.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Might it have been better if they'd squeezed the whole book into one movie? Probably. Nonetheless, Mockingjay Part 1 is a fine entertainment, shot through with moments of surprising emotional impact.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The effect of so many Oscar-calibre actors speaking the generic dialogue is like watching pro ballplayers play T-ball.

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

A franchise inches toward its conclusion

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
An average, slightly disappointing and too grim follow-up to the first two riveting 'Hunger Games' films about the expansion of Katniss (Jennifer… More
Josh Lewis
It's almost impossible to review a part one to a finale without seeing it in context with part two, but I'll do my best. This score is tentative until… More
Drake Tsui
The film isn't by any means "bad", but there just doesn't feel like there was nearly enough content to really fill a 2 hour film. It's… More
Jim Hunter
Katniss joins the rebellion in their military and PR campaign against the Capitol. The first book of this series was approximately 350 pages, the second book… More
Christian C
How many movies can you say you've seen where Liam Hemsworth is the best actor? This might be one of them. The acting is really dull in this film, with… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
A timely film about social unrest, Mockingjay Part 1 is the most cohesive Hunger Games film in terms of tone. It successfully transcends the YA genre of the… More