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Gary Ross United States, 2012

Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Hunger Games

Even ignoring some awkward writing/staging, a lot works at cross-purposes: there's a grim premise, apocalyptic images, and gritty camerawork, while one half of the cast looks like they wandered in from a Fellini film and the other from the CW. (It's nothing if not a festival of stars with campy haircuts). But I'm happy to see an action film that isn't in a hurry, and when the action does come, it ain't bad. 3/5.