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.”

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