The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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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. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

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"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."
‑ Christy Lemire, ChristyLemire.com
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"This uneventful installment basically treads water while functioning as a setup for the upcoming dramatic conclusion"
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
"I was afraid this was going to be another case where a greedy studio doing a book adaptation managed to screw things up by splitting a book in half, ending up with a movie with half a story, but this one works out O.K."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The penultimate episode in the franchise feels like the mighty inhale that precedes a noisy, explosive sneeze. We must wait another year for release."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"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."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"The effect of so many Oscar-calibre actors speaking the generic dialogue is like watching pro ballplayers play T-ball."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Weak source material split into two films for no creative advantage only results in a disappointing artistic decision ruled by financial greed. The film anti-climatically makes us wait and leaves us asking: "For what?""
‑ Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com
"So do we blame the very existence of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 on Han Solo or Harry Potter?"
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"A spiky media satire about the making and marketing of a revolution that most definitely will be televised."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
""Mockingjay - Part 1," however well done, can't compete with the first two films, although it sets up what should be its stunning ending well enough."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A ridiculous, bloated, stumbling Baron Harkonnen of a movie; depressing, dull and flatulent with wasted angst. It don't got no bounce."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
"Dark and too often tedious."
‑ Boo Allen, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"Enjoy counting the cash, Lionsgate."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
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