O que se diz lá fora sobre OS JOGOS DA FOME, de Gary Ross:
«An effective entertainment, and Jennifer Lawrence is strong and convincing in the central role. But the film leapfrogs obvious questions in its path, and avoids the opportunities sci-fi provides for social criticism.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«A watchable enough picture that feels content to realize someone else's vision rather than claim it as its own. Any real sense of risk has been carefully ironed out: The PG-13 rating that ensures the film's suitability for its target audience also blunts the impact of the teen-on-teen bloodshed.»
Justin Chang, Variety.
«Again and again Katniss rescues herself with resourcefulness, guts and true aim, a combination that makes her insistently watchable, despite Mr. Ross's soft touch and Ms. Lawrence's bland performance.»
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.
«A muscular, honorable, unflinching translation of Collins' vision. It's brutal where it needs to be, particularly when children fight and bleed.»
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly.
«As she did in her breakthrough film WINTER'S BONE, Jennifer Lawrence anchors this futuristic and politicized elaboration of The Most Dangerous Game with impressive gravity and presence, while director Gary Ross gets enough of what matters in the book up on the screen to satisfy its legions of fans worldwide.»
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.