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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Francis Lawrence
  • 117 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Action adventure starring Jennifer Lawrence. Having survived two Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is taken to the underground District 13. There she meets the rebel leader President Alma Coin who asks the inspirational Katniss to become a spearhead in their push against the might of the Capitol.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Society quivers on the cusp of all-out civil war in the penultimate instalment of the Hunger Games series. The hidden dissidents of Panem's District 13 are preparing to take on the might of the Capitol, with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) the reluctant face of their revolution, while Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is still a pawn of dastardly President Snow (Donald Sutherland). The earlier episodes worked better as individual films, with the games providing satisfying narratives within narratives; given this, and the absence of true closure, Part 1 feels like a bridging film. Nevertheless, Jennifer Lawrence delivers complexity and conviction in the lead, and director Francis Lawrence is a solid hand at the helm, with matters left excitingly poised for the Part 2 climax. Crammed with well-drawn characters and intelligent ideas, the franchise remains as robust and rule-breaking as its idiosyncratic protagonist.

Credits

Cast

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

Crew

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DirectorFrancis Lawrence

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2014-11-21
Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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