“Catching Fire Proves That Sequels Can Be Bigger And Better”
“Was A Good Movie.”
“It Wasn't As Good As The First One But It Wasn't Bad Either.”
“Very Good Movie At Least Thats What I Thought”
“I Thought It Was Extremely Good”
“So It's You And A Syringe Against The Capitol? See, This Is Why No One Lets You Make The Plans.”
“75th Hunger Games”
“[T]he Movies Are Still Held Back By Their Unwavering Faithfulness To The Source Material.”
“The Epitome Of The Word REHASH.”
“Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Is That One Sequel That Not Only Surpasses Its Original, But Builds On The Characters, The Plot And The Action. More Intriguing And Thought Provoking Than Ever. The Odds Were Defiantly In This Sequel's Favor.”
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“The Revolution Begins...”
“Remember Who The Real Enemy Is.”
“The World Is Larger, The Stakes Are Higher, And The Games More Treacherous, Making Catching Fire One Of Those Rare Sequels That Outshines The First Outing.”
“Life In District 12 Isn't Really So Different From Life In The Arena. At Some Point, You Have To Stop Running And Turn Around And Face Whoever Wants You Dead. The Hard Thing Is Finding The Courage To Do It.”
“The Best Blockbuster Of 2013”
“Catching Fire Burns Across The Screen With A Fierce Intent.”
“A Triumphant Return To Panem That Expands The Scope Of This Oppressive Regime And The Brewing Rebellion That Opposes It.”
Catching Fire is not quite a full course, more of an amuse bouche, making its mammoth audience hungry for future, meatier instalments.
Paul MacInnes - Guardian [UK]
Those who understand the outrage that powers the books should ... appreciate the blunt way it embraces Collins' cautionary vision of how a ruthless, privileged few can keep the masses down by dividing them and entertaining them ...
Nancy Churnin - Dallas Morning News
"Catching Fire" makes for rousing entertainment in its own right, leaving fans riled and ready to storm the castle.
Peter Debruge - Variety
A safe, serviceable, carefully crafted action drama in which the subversive seeds planted in the first story take welcome root.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
As an action movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is an improvement on the original. But as a social, political and pop culture satire, [it] is by definition a mixed bag.
William Bibbiani - CraveOnline
A ho-hum sequel that mostly sets the stage for hopefully more scintillating future chapters.
Tim Grierson - Screen International
Like Katniss ducking a poison-tip arrow, the keepers of Suzanne Collins's trilogy of fantasy novels have dodged the perils of the sloppy second franchise film.
Cath Clarke - Time Out
The rare sequel that surpasses its predecessor, 'Catching Fire' tackles head-on the repercussions of the events of "The Hunger Games," deepening Collins' cinematic mythology while proving that teen-lit is more than capable of tackling complex ideas.
Todd Gilchrist - The Playlist
CATCHING FIRE bests THE HUNGER GAMES in every way. If the trend continues this series will be a political science fiction epic that will endure for generations.
Devin Faraci - Badass Digest
Catching Fire is another strong installment in this confident series.
Eric Goldman - IGN Movies
Catching Fire expands Suzanne Collins' novel beyond the confines of the arena to tackle some seriously brutal truths - plugging gaps and sowing seeds for a two-part finale that will have to work hard to match its grit.
Paul M. Bradshaw - Total Film
Is it too soon to say I can't wait for the next one?
Robbie Collin - Daily Telegraph
It may not quite live up to the standards of its predecessor, but it far exceeds its source material.
Ben Mortimer - HeyUGuys
Its themes and action sequences are more forcefully realised than they were first time round, suggesting that this series may soon be the one against which all other franchises will be judged.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
Dismiss it as a popcorn movie if you must, but at least they've bothered to serve it with real butter and truffle salt.
Alonso Duralde - The Wrap
As an adaptation of Collins's Catching Fire, Lawrence's film is close to faultless. As cinema, it's solidly engaging but consistently underwhelming.
Emma Dibdin - Digital Spy
Manages to ... delve deeper into the politics and ethical quandaries laid out by its predecessor. All this despite being - for the most part - basically the same film.
Matt Looker - TheShiznit.co.uk