The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Show Times:

Wednesday 11/26 4:00pm & 7:15pm
Thursday 11/27 7:15pm only
Fri 11/28 & Sat 11/29 4:00pm & 7:15pm
Sun 11/30 thru Thu 12/4 7:15pm only
Adults $5.00 / Children $4.00
4:00 pm Matinee screenings -- All seats $4.00

Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 123 minutes

Nobody ever said that revolutions are fun, and Mockingjay, the first half of the finale of The Hunger Games that has been cleaved in two, doesn’t pretend that it is. The young adults who populate, read, and buy tickets for The Hunger Games and have turned it into best-sellers and huge grossers, have here grown up, enduring torture, and various sorts of punishment. Kitness finds that the revolutionaries aren’t a whole lot better than the ancien regime she is fighting, but Jennifer Lawrence bites the bullet, and nobly holds the whole thing together. The old cast is back, including Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Donald Sutherland, and we get what may well be our last glimpse of Philip Seymour Hoffman. New faces include the always welcome Julianne Moore. Don’t expect a lot of action because you get character development instead, preparing for the The Hunger Games version of the storming of the Winter Palace in Part 2.—Peter Biskind

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 Is Bleak, Depressing, and Really Good”—David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“The politics of Mockingjay are as intensely gripping as the games in the earlier films — and more deadly.”—Cath Clarke, Time Out London

“Still very much a Hunger Games movie, yes, but it calls to mind smart political comedies like Wag the Dog and Tanner ’88 as well.”—Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

“The series’ two-part finale gets under way in solid, absorbing if not exactly inspired fashion.”—Justin Chang, Variety