The Hunger Games rating info

The Hunger Games

In a futuristic world, old-oldfashioned gladiator games meet modern-day reality TV programs.

Overall B-

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.

Violence D+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B
Substance Use C+

Why is The Hunger Games rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Hunger Games PG-13 intense violent thematic material and disturbing images -- all involving teens.

Run Time: 142 minutes

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Why is The Hunger Games rated PG-13? The Hunger Games is rated PG-13 by the MPAA intense violent thematic material and disturbing images -- all involving teens.

Violence: The premise of this film revolves around a competition where two-dozen adolescents are forced to fight to the death until only one survives. They are provided with a variety of weapons (except guns) to accomplish this task. Scenes show teens maiming and killing each other, yet explicit details of blades and arrows puncturing bodies are shown on only a few occasions. Other combat scenes feature a rapidly moving camera or editing that cuts away to obscure violent details. Blood effects are frequent, including close-ups of gory wounds. Some teens band together and plan their offense. The coordinators of the event are dishonest and manipulate the rules of the game and emotions of the contestants. Animals are hunted and killed.

Sexual Content: A teen boy and girl have an obvious attraction to each other. Another teen boy and girl become fond of each other and eventually share a kiss. A girl’s clothes are removed as she is cleaned and prepared for public display, however very little of her body is seen.

Language: At least half a dozen mild profanities are included.

Drugs/Alcohol: An adult character is frequently inebriated. Other characters are seen drinking socially.

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The Hunger Games
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence, Adverse Psychological Impact.
Ontario 14A Violence, Disturbing Content (Reconsidered on May 1, 2012 - Classification Changed from PG)
Quebec G Not Recommended for Children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "The Hunger Games"

Cast and Crew

The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Willow Shields.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Hunger Games movie is August 18, 2012. Here are some details…

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

Home Video Notes: The Hunger Games: 4-Film Complete Collection
Release Date: 22 March 2016
The Hunger Game releases in a 4-Film Complete Collection (6 Disc set) with the following specials features:
- 12 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes from The Hunger Games
- 6 Deleted Scenes from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Including 1 Never Before Seen
- 9 Deleted Scenes from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
- 2 All-New Featurettes: “Picturing Panem” and “Capitol Cuisine”
- 70 Additional Featurettes
- Audio Commentaries, Music Videos and More

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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

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