The Hunger Games

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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

  1. Suzanne Collins

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Gary Ross

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Billy Ray


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence

    Katniss Everdeen

  2. Josh Hutcherson

    Josh Hutcherson

    Peeta Mellark

  3. Liam Hemsworth

    Liam Hemsworth

    Gale Hawthorne

  4. Woody Harrelson

    Woody Harrelson

    Haymitch Abernathy

  5. Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth Banks

    Effie Trinket

  6. Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz


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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 22m

Budget $75,000,000.00

Revenue $691,210,692.00


Release Information

  • March 23, 2012
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by Per Gunnar Jonsson

By Per Gunnar Jonsson

I had not really bothered to put this movie on my to-watch shelf since I felt it was not really my cup of tea but when my wife and oldest son wondered why we did not have it in our collection I thought, well, okay let us get it then. Actually I got the set with the two movies that have been released and yesterday we watched the first one.

Well, as far as I am concerned, it is not a turkey, it is rather “okayish” but I certainly do not understand all the hype. It is really far from a great movie. But then, I am probably somewhat biased since, as I wrote above, I did not really think this movi... read the rest.

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