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New Hunger Games 3,Mockingjay Part 1 movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Lionsgate released their new action/drama flick, “Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay Part 1,” into theaters today, and all the top movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that most of them did like it with an overall 63 score out of a possible 100 across 44 reviews over at Metacritic.com.

The movie 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, Lily Rabe, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Jena Malone. We posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Claudia Puig at USA Today , gave it a nice 88 grade, stating: ” It’s easily the most political of the three films. It also is the most absorbing and best in the series.”

Alonso Duraide from TheWrap, gave it an 83 score, saying: “Suffice it to say that while Mockingjay, Part 1 might not be as consistently thrilling as “Catching Fire” — the second movie always has the luxury of being all PB&J and no crust — it’s the movie equivalent of a page-turner, consistently suspenseful and filled with surprises and illuminating character moments.”

Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score. He said: “Delivers the dazzle without sacrificing the smarts. The suspense is killer. Ditto the thrill of the hunt. The film uses the extra time to, of all things, develop characters and give this dystopian fable a human scale.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 as well, stating: ” Not everything in “Mockingjay” is dynamic or remarkable. Director Lawrence, working from Peter Craig and Danny Strong’s screenplay, occasionally mistakes somnambulance for solemnity.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “Ultimately, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 serves as solid if unspectacular first lap around the track of a two-lap race.”

Joe Morgenstern at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70 score,stating: “As smart as this film is about image-making in the age of all-pervasive media, the theme threatens to wear thin until Katniss comes to a new and moving awareness of her power, not just as a figurehead fashioned and elaborately feathered by political consultants but as a source of authentic inspiration to her shattered nation.”

Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it a 70 grade, saying: “The script for Mockingjay Part 1, credited to Peter Craig and Danny Strong, gets the job done, but the performers matter far more than the words they deliver.”

Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 70 grade, stating: “For all its obvious smarts and mildly provocative ideas, Mockingjay doesn’t seem to trust its audience quite as much as it clearly trusts its heroine.”

Chris Nashawaty over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 score. He said: “The biggest problem with the new Hunger Games movie is right there in the title: Part 1. Mockingjay, the final installment in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling YA trilogy, wasn’t conceived in two parts.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 grade, stating: “Though everyone tries her or his hardest to make it otherwise, this is by definition a place-holder film that exists not so much for itself but to smooth the transition from its hugely successful predecessors to a presumably glorious finale one year hence.”

Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 score, claiming: “It’s a cheat, a cash grab, and it makes for 125 dystopian minutes of set-up with no resolution. But come back next November, folks, and we’ll show you the rest! They should have called it “Mockingjay, Part 1 — The Shakedown.” Or “The Hunger Games 3: Rubble Without a Cause.”

Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 grade, stating: ” Unfortunately, Mockingjay — Part 1 has all the personality of an industrial film. There’s not a drop of insolence, insubordination or insurrection running through its veins; it feels like a manufactured product through and through, ironic and sad given its revolutionary theme.”

Joe Neumaier at the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “There is a serious lack of action here, which might be overlooked if the script were as smart as in the previous films. What passes for parable here is merely overplotting.”

Lou Lumenick from the New York Post, gave it a very bad 38 grade, stating: ” Hopefully Jennifer Lawrence will actually be given something worthwhile to do next time around. That would actually be worth paying to see.”

Lastly, Mick Lasalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, chimed in with the worst score of 25, saying: ” Only in the movie business could someone sell such shoddy merchandise and expect people to buy it. If The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 were an appliance, it would be a broken toaster that people would toss in the garbage. Except that analogy is too kind, in that “Mockingjay” would be half a toaster.”

So, yeah. He definitely didn’t like it. Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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