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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Francis Lawrence
  • 131 mins
  • 12A

Summary

The civilisation of Panem is consumed by a bloody civil war. Reluctant rebel leader Katniss Everdeen leads a band of her allies on a mission to end the conflict at one stroke by assassinating the despotic President Snow - but faces many dangers as she closes in on her target. Conclusion of the sci-fi adventure series based on Suzanne Collins' novels, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final role. Every 150 minutes from 6.00am.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

As the fourth and final instalment of the dystopian saga opens, our heroine has lost her voice. Yet you can't keep a stubborn gal down and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) could bend steel with her determination. In director Francis Lawrence's third Hunger Games film on the trot, face-of-the-revolution Katniss ignores orders from the rebels' leader (Julianne Moore) to remain safely behind the scenes. Intending to assassinate Panem's pristinely wicked president (Donald Sutherland), she hurries to the front line as the freedom fighters launch an attack on the Capitol. An excruciatingly tense sewer scene thrillingly recalls Aliens, however, some of the well-staged action has been edited into incoherence. Nevertheless, its gutsy star towers at the fore, resplendent in her resilience. She's ably supported by a steely Moore and a spiky Jena Malone, while Philip Seymour Hoffman is a poignant presence in his last screen role. This franchise-closer is routinely stirring and occasionally gut-punching with a script that questions the morality of military tactics even in the heat of battle. It's a film of genuine integrity performed with compelling conviction.

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Credits

Cast

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Katniss EverdeenJennifer Lawrence (2)
Peeta MellarkJosh Hutcherson
Gale HawthorneLiam Hemsworth
Finnick OdairSam Claflin
Alma CoinJulianne Moore
Plutarch HeavensbeePhilip Seymour Hoffman
Haymitch AbernathyWoody Harrelson
Effie TrinketElizabeth Banks (2)
Johanna MasonJena Malone
Caesar FlickermanStanley Tucci
President SnowDonald Sutherland
BeeteeJeffrey Wright
Primrose EverdeenWillow Shields
CressidaNatalie Dormer
BoggsMahershala Ali
AntoniusRobert Knepper
Katniss's motherPaula Malcomson
PolluxElden Henson
CastorWes Chatham
MessallaEvan Ross
EgeriaSarita Choudhury
Lieutenant JacksonMichelle Forbes
Commander PaylorPatina Miller
Commander LymeGwendoline Christie
TigrisEugenie Bondurant

Crew

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DirectorFrancis Lawrence

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2015-11-19
Language
English
Guidance
Some violence
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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