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
Richard Roeper.com

A solid lead-up to the finale.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

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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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is just a long, slow teaser for next year's grand finale, Mockingjay - Part 2.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

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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Leah Pickett
Consequence of Sound

Although well-acted, cleverly executed, and spiked with a couple of series-high moments, Mockingjay, Part 1 is not nearly as exciting as the films that preceded it

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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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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

That Jennifer Lawrence and her co-stars can prop up what is essentially half an epic and have us say "more please" is testament to their talents and that of director Francis Lawrence

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
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
Carlos Magalh„es
Leaving aside the action that permeated the previous films to invest more in the characters, this third chapter is a dark, intelligent and riveting character… 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
Julie B
This feels like a placeholder movie. Well done, but doesn't get anywhere.
Alice Shen
All the Hunger Games movies so far have gotten 3 stars from me. They're good enough that I wish they were better, which is what I say about Kristen… More
Flutie Archibald
I enjoyed this one, perhaps slightly less than the previous two. It's definitely going to be a prime example and supportive argument for only splitting… More