- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 7, 2014
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson
- Deleted scenes
- Divergent sneak peek
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Elizabeth Banks &
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
E. Roger Mitchell &
Alan Edward Bell
Simon Beaufoy &
James Newton Howard
Nina Jacobson &
Director of Photography:
Rolling Stone - 11/15/2013
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[S]pectacular in every sense of the word. For extra pow, see it in IMAX. It's also darker, deeper and more dangerously subversive."
Total Film - 11/12/2013
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he real standout is Philip Seymour Hoffman's gamemaker; finally giving Lawrence a decent sparring partner."
Variety - 11/12/2013
"[H]elmer Lawrence and his team have calibrated the entire experience for maximum engagement."
USA Today - 11/20/2013
"[T]he sequel to last year's HUNGER GAMES is grittier and the atmosphere more brooding, which suits the increasingly dystopian theme of the stories."
Wall Street Journal - 11/20/2013
"Philip Seymour Hoffman, as the new gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, takes treachery to intriguing levels of complexity."
Los Angeles Times - 11/20/2013
"Lawrence has clearly taken this role very much to heart, throwing herself into it to such an extent that she creates genuine emotion..."
New York Times - 11/22/2013
"It's largely satisfying as far as screen adventures go, and comes fully loaded with special effects and action scenes..."
A.V. Club - 11/19/2013
"[I]t's an improvement on the last go around: Lawrence stages the violence with less skittishness and more precision, and the film keeps throwing new obstacles -- a deadly fog, a flock of ominously screaming birds -- at its weary combatants." -- Grade: B
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/18/2013
"Jennifer Lawrence is one of our best young actresses, and she shines as the stubborn, courageous, vulnerable and heroic Katniss."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/26/2013
"Katniss has become a star, a lightning-rod symbol of the early stirrings of a people's rebellion....Lawrence plays her as a riveting icon of girl power..." -- Grade: B
Roger Ebert - 11/22/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "Malone as the punk-cool Johanna provides Lawrence with a fierce foil to play against."
THE HUNGER GAMES SAGA continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors -- guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan.