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The Hunger Games

Take old-fashioned gladiator games and modern-day reality TV programs and you have The Hunger Games. Set in a future time, this survivor show is televised to the masses. But getting volunteers to fight to the death takes a bit of forceful persuasion. When Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) younger sister (Willow Shields) is conscripted, the older teen selflessly decides to go in her place. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 142
Theater Release: 23 Mar 2012
Video Release: 18 Aug 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Jennifer Lawrence can also be seen in X-Men: First Class and Like Crazy. Her co-stars appear in The Last Song (Liam Hemsworth) and Bridge to Terabithia (Josh Hutcherson).

Other Movies in this film franchise include:

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Hunger Games

Release Date: 18 August 2012

The Hunger Games releases to home video with the following extras:

- Audio Commentary by Editor Stephen Mirrione, Visual Effects Supervisor Sheena Duggal and Sound Editor Lon Bender

- Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and the Hunger Games Phenomenon

- The World is Watching: Making the Hunger Games

- Letters from the Rose Garden

- Controlling the Games

- A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell

- Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process (Blu-ray Exclusive)

- Propaganda Film

- Marketing Archive

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