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Gary Ross United States, 2012

Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Hunger Games

Gary Ross may, perhaps, have been the wrong director for this big screen adaptation of the wildly popular young adult novel, but it works over all. In a dystopian future, 12 districts must offer young tributes to the oppressive Capitol to compete to the death in a brutal spectacle. A bit anticlimactic, but surprisingly gritty, using jarring handheld camerawork and minimal music.