The Hunger Games

12A Certificate

2hr 22mins

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Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci

Directed by: Gary Ross

The plot: In the future, North America has been destroyed and in its place is Panem comprising the wealthy and powerful Capitol and 12 surrounding, poorer districts. Every year, one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 are selected by lottery from each district to take part in The Hunger Games: a televised fight to the death in an arena under the control of the Capitol.


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Orange movie-goers' reactions

  • " The film was AMAZING! i loved it and have read the books over and over and still dont get bored of them would recommend!" — Saffron, 12, Leeds
  • " AMAZING, read all the books like 10 times each, never gets old, got the film too, they need to hurry up and bring out the second film cant wait :D" — Bailey, 15, London
  • " Worst film i've ever seen -__- josh hutcherson deserves to be shot in the face!" — pickle, 14, leeds
  • " Amazing film! I've read all the books and it's definitely for my age group! Great effects, songs and characters. After I read and saw it so did the rest of my class. Everyone loved it! " — Caitlin, 12, Stratford
  • " Read all the books. The movie was amazing especially how real the dead people looked" — abz, 12
  • " Wow. This is a must see-I had to read the books straight after. Shame Madge wasn't in the film though." — Dana, 13
  • " Movie was absaloutly amazing! Followed the book closely, great love story in the movie aswell must see!!!" — rory, 19
  • " I the way through it i was sitting on the egde of the sit! " — Trudii, 13, Huddersfield
  • " i have read the first book and i think this is one of the first films i have seen that is so close to the booki seriously hope they make the second one into a flim too" — Tilly, 13, Cambridge
  • " This film was AMAZING! and was an excellent aductation of the book on of the best I've seen, one of the best books I've read and an equally amazing movie! I would definatly watch it again!" — Rosie, 12
  • " Brilliant. Books are excellent - film is too." — Jayne, Stoke
  • " this is the best film ive ever seen. the tension was so high i couldnt stop watching. the only time i looked away was when i thought there might be blood as im a but wimpy :') but it was great and the books are even better. Bring on the second one!!!" — heather, 16
  • " I have never read the book, but the film is really good. I found the film gripping and the acting was superb. Highly recommend the film, but not to children under 10. Some scenes my be disturbing for younger children. " — Stuart, 33, Birmingham
  • " it was the best film ive ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" — gem, 12, derby
  • " this is the best film i ever saw in my whole entire life , it doesnt get better than this . the book is just as amazing and i cant wait till the others ill would highly recomend this movie and i think that josh hutcherson looked stunning in it a peeta :* " — bruna
  • " close adaptation of the book, missing some of the violence to achieve its 12a rating. A resonable teen adaptation of the Battle Royal concept" — Ginger, 39
  • " It was my favourite film ever !" — Soph
  • " I read the books ages ago and was excited for the film, it didn't disappoint :)" — tejal, 19, kent
  • " slow and dull didn't live upto the hype. " — matthew, 41
  • " This is a truly magnificent adaption to film! The film perfectly brings the book to life, and is well scripted without Katniss's thoughts being too explicit!" — Damon, 12, London
  • " Went having not read the books, didn't know what to expect and am not a fan of Twilight etc but this would brilliant. Highly original, suspense and great imagery! Loved it! Can't wait for the next one!! " — lottie, 27, Cheshire
  • " was a brilliant film. good layout and plot but did repeat itself a little. would buy it when it comes out " — oli , 13, bicester
  • " The movie was really quite good, easy to get in to and follow, good action scenes and funny at times. The camera work isn't the best especially when your sat at the front : \ Go and see it, My rating 8.5 / 10" — lauren, 19, newham
  • " the film was a huge let down from all hype its getting it is rubbish" — lewis, 15, scotland
  • " A spellbinding film, my eyes were glued to the screen every time I have seen it. Jennifer Lawrence brings the character katniss from the book to life perfectly, don't listen to people who say it was terrible, they are lying" — regan, 14, Scotland
  • " This film was more than I expected it to be. The only downside to this film is the end; it seems to drag a little, repeat what has already happen and generally make the veiwer lose interest..." — Natalie, 19, Dudley
  • " This is one of the best films i've ever seen. It's got everything. It affects you in unimaginable way. It's amazing. " — Molly, 14
  • " saw it the other day, it was really good! missed out alot from the books but it was still amazing.*it dragged on and on though" — Lauren, 15, Bournemouth
  • " Amazing, love the books and loved the film! definately worth watching " — caz, 25, kent
  • " Great film, never read the books but great, it really pulls at your heart string, I only wish there was a bit more action scene...GO SEE IT!!" — Kemeisha, 31, West Midlands
  • " OMD! this film is amazing!!! its such a must see, it is so good, i struggle finding the right words or even any words to describe it. i fell in love with it :) want to see it 10 times more :') xxxx" — Sophie..x, 12, Warwick
  • " The books are amazing and the film is just as good , it's a must see 10/10 " — ash, 21, Dudley
  • " Found it slow and a little boring! Didn't live up to the hype." — Gavin, 49, Stockport
  • " seeing it tomorrow. One question are there ny things that come as a shock/surprise and you didn'e expect? " — Josh, 17, Middlesbrough
  • " Went to see it with a couple of mates went to see it by accident to be honest but worth the watch nothing too hotly nothing like twilight more appropriate for both genders" — Connor, 15, liverpool
  • " amazing film and the book was great too (:" — zoya, 14
  • " meh, not half as good as the books but a good action film" — abalaar, 15
  • " I haven't read the books but this is definitely worth the watch would pay to see it again" — kirstie, 20, Glasgow
  • " I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've loved reading all 3 of the books. Can't wait to see it.:-)" — Sam, 16, Bootle
  • " it was amazingg! best movie ive watched for years, made me jump 2 times! i was soo into it.. well worth a watch, i recommend it ! " — Georgie, 18, kent
  • " Not as good as I expected. Quite a long film and pretty slow in places. Just about did enough to maintain interest. Some reasonable action but don't think I'd watch it again." — damien, 32, Sheffield
  • " Complete rip off of battle royale. Overall a good film but not worth the hype. Enjoyable but predictable" — ch, 30, London
  • " I thought this was a good film to watch but also an emotional film because of what happens to the people but i recomend this film <3 " — Dannielle, 15, swindon
  • " I loved the books, I borrowed a Freinds kids to see the film. No film ever quite surpasses a book but this did not disappoint and is well worth seeing !" — Star, 40, Yeovil
  • " This is the film of the year. It has you on the edge of your seat, filled with compassion for the characters and hungry for more. Must see film whoever you are." — Katie, 16, Benfleet
  • " i loved it!!!!! seen it twice already and im gonna see it again soon, they missed out loads from the book though!" — isabel, 13, basingstoke/reading
  • " Awesome, highly recommended. Story, script, acting and the whole premise are very strong." — mrluketee, 24, London
  • " trailer looks amazing! i was glued!x" — tia, 17, london
  • " Trailer looks fab, going to see it with my son tomorrow, I read all three books in 3 days too!" — husne, 34, birmingham
  • " Went in expecting the worst as it's been overhyped to a teen audience (twilight says all) but was pleasantly surprised. Acting was done well and the plot was outstanding. Only negative thing was the fight scenes as it was a 12a " — Steph, 16, Leeds
  • " Read the book before the movie was out. Slightly different from the book but still an excellent film. Can't wait for part 2 and 3 to come out" — Abzz, 28
  • " Hunger Games is a gr8 film. Laurence has captured Katniss perfectly. Twilight what twilight. This is miles meter that twilight with paterson doing same face repeatedly. HG 9/10" — Chris , 24, stockport
  • " I have read the books, and if they translate it word perfect from the book it will be brilliant. :)" — Oliver, 20, watford
  • " Omg it looks so cool I wanna buy a bow and arrow now too !!! " — jimney, 18
  • " W.O.W I love the trailer!!Def gonna see this wiv my BFFs next week!!!" — Caitlin T, 12
  • " I have read the book and can't wait to see it. Going to see it with my friends in Sunday - its going to be epic!!!!" — :), 12, ashtead
  • " Battle Royale, anyone?" — LAJ, 25, Dundee
  • " Cant wait to see this. Have read all the books and loved them" — Becca, 13
  • " Looks really good, gonna see it next month with my sister" — Peyton, 253, Caerphilly
  • " Seen the clip 2 tis seem worth the watch and kept my eyes glued so hav 2 see if its up 2 scratch!" — Ghaz, 32, B.ham
  • " Seen the trailer lookes well good!!!!!!xxxx" — kat, 14, weymouth
  • " Looks like it could be promising. Also reminds me of the ozzy film Turkey Shoot." — Baz, 41, Newcastle

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what the others say


"This compelling, lightly satirical tale is that rarest of beasts: a Hollywood action blockbuster that is smart, taut and knotty."

Total Film

"A faithful adap, a grown-up teen movie and flaming good entertainment. The big test for the franchise lies ahead with the uneven second and third books. But on this showing, the odds are in its favour."


"As thrilling and smart as it is terrifying. There have been a number of big-gun literary series brought to screen over the past decade. This slays them all."

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