Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Hunger Games Reviews

4.0

67

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    A muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision. It's brutal where it needs to be, particularly when children fight and bleed.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayScott Bowles

    The action is brisk, the acting is solid, and barring an unlikely failure at the box office, a franchise is born. Let the games begin.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    As she did in her breakthrough film Winter's Bone, Jennifer Lawrence anchors this futuristic and politicized elaboration of The Most Dangerous Game with impressive gravity and presence, while director Gary Ross gets enough of what matters in the book up on the screen to satisfy its legions of fans worldwide.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    In The Hunger Games it's both a feast of cheesy spectacle and a famine of genuine feeling, except for the powerful - and touchingly vulnerable - presence of Jennifer Lawrence.

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