Early reviews are trickling in, and the critics have spoken loud and clear — ‘The Hunger Games’ is a smash and so is Jennifer Lawrence!
Find out what they’re saying! We can’t wait to see The Hunger Games Friday, March 23! We’ve waited so long!
The Chicago Tribune:
On Jennifer Lawrence: “The young actress received an Oscar nomination for her work in Winter’s Bone, and her performance here is no less fierce and purposeful. I’d say she carries the movie, except she’s not the only good thing about it. The games have begun, and so far they’re pretty gripping.”
“Lawrence, an Oscar nominee last year for Winter’s Bone, is a fan’s dream. With her soulful eyes and innate grit, she gives skilled hunter Katniss equal doses of complexity and appeal. Forget Twilight‘s insipid Bella Swan. This is a literary heroine girls can cherish. Still, it’s so fiendishly engaging the even darker, scarier sequels can’t come fast enough.”
“Lawrence is endlessly watchable, and she better be, since she’s in nearly every single shot of Ross’ film.”
“The Hunger Games runs nearly two and a half hours in length but is the rare film that never drags and doesn’t overstay its welcome. It could keep running as long as Katniss does, and we’d want to be right there every heart-pounding step of the way.”
“Despite its well-worn ideas and themes, Gary Ross’s provocative, pulse-surgingly tense adaptation couldn’t feel fresher, or timelier.”
“You can’t take your eyes off Jennifer Lawrence as the ox-hearted, mud-freckled Katniss. The Hunger Games is an essential science fiction film for our times; perhaps the essential science fiction film of our times. Whatever your age, it demands to be devoured.”
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