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: November 21, 2014
DVD 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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Matt Zoller Seitz
RogerEbert.com

Jennifer Lawrence's charisma and the the sly excellence of her supporting cast keep "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" aloft.

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Jesse Hassenger
Brooklyn Magazine

At its best, this half-Mockingjay details a kind of unhealthy propaganda therapy as Katniss and Peeta head toward their inevitable reunion. But it's not really enough to sustain a satisfying two-hour feature.

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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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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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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Considering the 'Hunger Games'' teen demographic, a somber, dark, political drama/grimy-bunker flick would seem guaranteed to adversely affect the holy Hollywood bottom line.

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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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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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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

It may be the franchise's third movie, but it plays like its 'Empire Strikes Back.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Jarrad Climpson
First and foremost I'm disagreeing with about a quarter of critics who said this movie lacks action etc. This movie was never about action sequences in… 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
Red Lats
Monkingjay Part 1 seems to be a placeholder for the final movie. It is OK; Katniss is still saving the day, and President Snow is still that bad guy, but this… 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
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