New Hunger Games 4 Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
Lionsgate released their new action/drama movie, “Hunger Games 4: Mockingjay Part 2,” into theaters today, November 20th, 2015 and all the top, major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that it sat well with most of them, getting an overall 64 score out of a possible 100 across 38 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Gwendoline Christie, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, Robert Knepper, Michelle Forbes and Eugenie Bondurant. We’ve posted comments from a couple of the critics,below.
Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it a nice 90 score, stating: “What makes the material still feel personal — other than the yearslong investment and love that transform entertainments into fan communities — is the combination of Katniss and Ms. Lawrence, who have become a perfect fit.”
Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a 90 grade, saying: ” This is a film that dares to be about something while still delivering as a piece of straightforward entertainment.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 grade. He stated: “If we die, let it be for a cause, not a spectacle,” the heroine barks at one point. If such a statement sounds fairly insane coming from a series that has grossed (to date) $2.3 billion worldwide, Mockingjay — Part 2 is sturdy enough to render it moot while you’re watching. After that, it’s up to you whether to swallow the irony or choke on it.”
Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score, stating: “The good news is that Mockingjay – Part 2, the big finale, has quit the ass-dragging in favor of what made the book a page-turner. There’s the visual fireworks, for sure. But there’s also the darkness of the theme.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “Mockingjay — Part 2 is a grim, dark, trippy, violent and sometimes just plain bizarre journey, which makes for a fitting if uneven conclusion to a film series that’s always been weird.”
Joe Morgenstern over at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70 grade. He said: “Katniss has remained, in Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal, a vividly vulnerable creature of flesh and blood surrounded by sci-fi extravagance of variable quality.”
Peter Debrudge over at Variety, gave it a 70 score, stating: “One could argue that “Mockingjay” didn’t really merit being split in two (and surely a single three-hour movie could be made of it), but we benefit from the fact that the film has been given room to breathe, which allows for subtle character moments…and the gradual building of suspense during the actual siege in the Capitol.”
Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 grade, stating: “With its political power struggles and prodigious body count, all rendered in a thousand shades of wintry greige, the movie feels less like teen entertainment than a sort of Hunger Games of Thrones.”
Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “It has the best action sequences of all four chapters, though its revolutionary message gets bogged down by a meandering plot and some good old-fashioned overacting.”
Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 score, saying: “The Hunger Games has completed its tasks well and met fan expectations.”
Todd McCarthy at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 60 grade. He stated: “This is a dish that has been prepared over a low heat for a long time, which makes for some pretty slow-going early on.”
Sara Stewart over at the New York Post, gave it a 50 score, stating: “The third and weakest book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy should never have been split into two films, but since that’s become money-grubbing standard practice for young-adult adaptations (“Twilight,” “Divergent”), here we are.”
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “The result is a reminder that, with weak material, it’s often worse to have a really good actor. The weaknesses just stands out in sharper relief.”
Christy Lemire over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “The stakes are higher because this is the end—It really is this time!—but the first hour or so of returning director Francis Lawrence’s film is legitimately nap-inducing.”
Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “The aesthetically misguided idea of breaking the final book into two films, commercially remunerative though it might have been, has ended up making the dragged-out proceedings feel anti-climactic and emotionally static.”
Finally, Stephen Whitty from the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “Give Lawrence credit for a seriously emotional performance, at least, and thanks to supporting actors Moore, Sutherland and a sly Woody Harrelson for adding color and comedy.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.