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  • Summary: Having twice survived the Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself in District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the Capitol and fights to save Peeta and a nationHaving twice survived the Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself in District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the Capitol and fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Nov 18, 2014
    91
    The film explores the way propaganda is used to set the stage for a conflict, and considering this is a mainstream franchise aimed primarily at young audiences, it's actually a pretty interesting take on how image matters as much as action in a media age.
  2. Reviewed by: Genevieve Koski
    Nov 20, 2014
    80
    The trifecta of Lawrence, Moore, and Hoffman is the movie’s driving force, from both a plot and performance perspective. Together, they imbue Mockingjay with a sense of gravity and significance befitting its tough themes.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Nov 20, 2014
    75
    Although it doesn’t make a lick of sense as a stand-alone story, Mockingjay — Part 1 is the first “Hunger Games” movie with meat on its bones.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Nov 10, 2014
    70
    For all its obvious smarts and mildly provocative ideas, Mockingjay doesn’t seem to trust its audience quite as much as it clearly trusts its heroine.
  5. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Nov 20, 2014
    60
    Though everyone tries her or his hardest to make it otherwise, this is by definition a place-holder film that exists not so much for itself but to smooth the transition from its hugely successful predecessors to a presumably glorious finale one year hence.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeff Baker
    Nov 20, 2014
    58
    The best part of "Mockingjay -- Part 1" is when Katniss sings "The Hanging Tree."
  7. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Nov 20, 2014
    25
    Only in the movie business could someone sell such shoddy merchandise and expect people to buy it. If The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 were an appliance, it would be a broken toaster that people would toss in the garbage. Except that analogy is too kind, in that “Mockingjay” would be half a toaster.

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  1. Positive: 99 out of 171
  2. Negative: 31 out of 171
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    This movie has an wonderful plot and telling the story in the best way. the actors are incredible, like Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth andThis movie has an wonderful plot and telling the story in the best way. the actors are incredible, like Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and the amazing Jennifer Lawrence that, like always, shine as Katniss Everdeen and moves you. They made some changes in the way of telling the story but it still great and In the end of the movie you will think: "when does release the part 2?" Expand
  2. Feb 15, 2015
    9
    For those of you that read the series of books you will like the 3rd installment. I found it to be true to the book and well put together,For those of you that read the series of books you will like the 3rd installment. I found it to be true to the book and well put together, just like I would have imagined it while reading. For those of you that didn't read the book you will be somewhat disappointed as it isn't about the Hunger Games, but more about the uprising of the districts and the revolution taking place. As I have enjoyed the first two movies, I thought once again much thought has taken place with the casting as they have been true to the characters in the book. Also much to my surprise, the 3rd has taken the time to be true to the setting and the scenery depicted in the 3rd book. Bravo and gave it a 9 for efforts moving forward in the series, can't wait to see the last installment!! Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2014
    8
    Okay, here's the thing: If you loved the mindless "games" of people fighting in an artificially created arena (the first 2 movies), you won'tOkay, here's the thing: If you loved the mindless "games" of people fighting in an artificially created arena (the first 2 movies), you won't like this one as much. If you thought the actual "games" part of the first 2 movies were cheesy (like I did) you might like this one better. This movie is about the bigger picture and is grittier, tension filled, has lots of strategy involved, addresses how a full-fledged revolution is born and works on a much higher level IMHO. I thought this was the best of the 3. (Did I miss Effie's outrageous outfits? Of course, but seeing a stripped down Effie who has defected and seeing how she copes living in an underground bunker without her wigs and costumes was actually more satisfying.) Expand
  4. Dec 2, 2014
    6
    Catching Fire was so great, and now we have this. Mockingjay is literally 100% build-up to a payoff we won't be seeing until November of nextCatching Fire was so great, and now we have this. Mockingjay is literally 100% build-up to a payoff we won't be seeing until November of next year, and that's really frustrating. The pace here isn't great either, and I was pretty bored throughout. There's not too much going. The movie feels like about 45 minutes of plot stretched out over two hours, and it's just unnecessary. While I have no doubt Part 2 will be stellar, this was disappointing. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2015
    5
    Pretty mediocre, I get this is a set up for the finale, but it was boring, Deathly Hallows part 1 did the splitting of the books better. ThisPretty mediocre, I get this is a set up for the finale, but it was boring, Deathly Hallows part 1 did the splitting of the books better. This just felt like a waste of time. Expand
  6. Dec 3, 2014
    4
    The final novel in the hunger games series was filled with suspense and political tension. This movie however, was none of that. With theThe final novel in the hunger games series was filled with suspense and political tension. This movie however, was none of that. With the film dumbed down significantly to fit the simple mind of today's youth, it delivered very few of the political themes that made the last installment great. It also suffered from extremely one dimensional characters that made the film an all out "snooze fest" that even the star power of Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harelson couldn't save. Expand
  7. Feb 21, 2015
    0
    first and second Movie repetetd itself in a bad way the 3 Movie getting crapier what a **** Movie
    stop doing this **** Movies give helping
    first and second Movie repetetd itself in a bad way the 3 Movie getting crapier what a **** Movie
    stop doing this **** Movies give helping Children that Money Hollywood.
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