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The Hunger Games

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7.22 h 22 min2012X-RayHDR12
In a dystopian future, Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem compete. Pitted against Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely on her sharp instincts and the mentorship of former victor Haymitch Abernathy.
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4.6 out of 5 stars

10412 global ratings

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  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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M. JohnReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 April 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good film but not really suitable for young teenagers.
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Pretty good visualisation of the first HG book ( which I have read ). Jennifer Lawrence is great, as is the rest of the cast and the director has been clever in capturing the claustrophobia of the games whilst only implying some of the more gorier aspects of the book, neccesary I assume so it can acheive its 12A rating. However, my children aged 11 ( very nearly 12 ) and 13 both found the film rather disturbing and we had to stop the film shortly after the games themselves began. I suggest any parents of children aged 12 - 14 watch the movie first before letting their kids see it.
43 people found this helpful
S.DReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 April 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five stars
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Good film and nice to see the Unseen Edition being made available on Blu-ray (should have been on DVD as well though) so that it can be seen as originally intended, before it was watered down to get the 12A rating for cinemas. Personally I believe this practice of cutting scenes out of a film to achieve a lower age rating shouldn't be allowed. It's why we hardly see any films in this genre above a 12A rating these days.
18 people found this helpful
MarachReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 September 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Like sitting on a turbulent airplane
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Ok this was a really good and heart wrenching movie but there was a few weird parts of it.

The movie was over 2 hours long, yet a lot of the scenes and character development felt rushed. It sort of felt like LOTR with all the unnecessary running scenes. Also, all of the combat scenes were pretty unwatchable; the camera is being thrown around so every fight scene is just a wobbly motion blur of trees with maybe a tiny bit of blood and possibly a human but you can't really make it out because it's like trying to do one of those letter eye tests at the opticians except you're sitting on a crashing, turbulent aircraft.

Anyways good movie.
4 people found this helpful
kironReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
How to stage a slaughter, "stylishly"
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How sweet to be offered the adult meatier version for a change.
A depiction of a society in a state of decay, indulging in it's own revamped Roman version of "bread and circuses", where those with time on their hands need blood to quench their insatiable appetite for maintaining their own bloated plush lifestyle. In this case 23 corpses, or as they coin it "tributes".

Nice touch Donald Sunderland's character acknowledging the fact.
The only thing that stops a spark becoming all consuming is hope!
5 people found this helpful
HishamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 September 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great acting and direction
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This is a decent movie adaptation of a YA book. Sure, there are a lot of things in the book that never made it into this movie - but the core of the story is there.

The settings and action scenes are very well done. The cast is excellent and it's a well directed movie. There's a reason that they made the other movies in the series, amd this movie is it.

If you like the books, you won't be disappointed too much by this movie. If you have never read the books, this is a great action movie with a strong message.
2 people found this helpful
BlueSkyBob Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 August 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film from start to finish
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A great story that holds the attention from opening credits to conclusion, I bought this film after coming in for a bit of a hard time from my sons who thought that a man of my age (60) was a bit old to consider buying The Hunger Games which they saw as being a "teen flick"!.
Didn't put me off at all. Yes, they all fancy Jennifer Lawrence. and it must be said she is quite an attractive actress. However, as an action movie I thoroughly enjoyed this. Special effects were very good as well.
I will get the follow up!
16 people found this helpful
KiaraReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 December 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent version
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Just a few scenes different from the other version, but the result is the same good film with a very well adapted screenplay of a great book, acting also great.. Altogether excellent, even for a second time!
6 people found this helpful
AngwrightReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 October 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing film
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I don’t feel I need to review the film here, it’s amazing, I had already watched it and wanted to watch it again.

I’m reviewing Amazon tv.

Why on earth is an old (albeit brilliant) film only available to hire or buy? £3.49 for 48 hours access, or £7.99 to buy is steep after paying to access Amazon tv in the first place.
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