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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Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly

Everyone is already on board with this saga or they're not, and this movie won't change anybody's minds. Since I'm one of the people who's on board, I'll be sticking around to see what the filmmakers do with the series' end.

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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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Todd VanDerWerff

Mockingjay, Part 1 might be the least of the films so far, but in dissecting the typical blockbuster film, it's staying true to that spirit.

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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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Cynthia Fuchs

The Hunger Games movies have hit that emotional note, pitting Peeta against Gale, distracting Katniss with young-adultish emotional havoc. Whether it distracts you is the question.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Leaving aside the action that was so present in the previous films to invest more in the characters, this third chapter is a grim, intelligent and riveting… 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
KJ Proulx
Considering the pace of the first two films, you would like think that this third instalment would at least try to keep up, but it sadly falls short in almost… 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
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