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4,034 Ratings

The Hunger Games

Directed by Gary Ross
United States, 2012
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller


In a dystopic future, every year the Capitol forces a teenage boy and girl from each of it’s twelve districts to compete in the televised death match of the Hunger Games. The world watches as Katniss Everdeen weighs up survival against humanity and life against love in the arena.

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The Hunger Games Directed by Gary Ross

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

2012 | Winner: Best Feature Film

Golden Globes (USA)

2013 | Nominee: Best Original Song - Motion Picture

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2012 | 2nd place: Best Actress

The film fancies itself as a satire, but it’ll take more than Toby Jones in a pompadour to persuade us this is anything other than purest untouched Hollywood venality, as crass as Dicky Attenborough pretending to flog Jurassic Park lunchboxes, and in much worse taste.
January 04, 2013
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Oddly enough, it’s when the games finally begin that the movie flatlines. Writer-director Gary Ross obfuscates the violence in a “tasteful” flurry of unintelligible motion. (If these aren’t the worst action scenes of the year, they’re certainly the most gutless.)
August 16, 2012
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The first hour of The Hunger Games is promising, with hints of class warfare (another half-baked strand) and the chilling juxtaposition of dead kids and talk-show hosts. The implication that Katniss and Peeta are faking their entire relationship to attract those elusive “sponsors” is especially intriguing. But the strong concept wilts, the TV satire goes nowhere, and all you’re really left with is a second-rate adventure with blank-faced heroes. You’d be better off staying home with a good book.
April 06, 2012
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