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'Mockingjay --Part 1' is stretched thin but holds, reviews say
'Mockingjay --Part 1' is stretched thin but holds, reviews say

As the title indicates, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" is an opening salvo, the first half of the two-part finale to the blockbuster franchise based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian book series. For moviegoers, the big question is whether the decision to split Collins' final novel into two films represents a brazen cash-grab or an effective prelude to the highly anticipated climax. According to movie critics, the answer lies somewhere in between. Many reviews say "Mockingjay — Part 1" feels stretched out, but it also benefits from another strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence and some welcome political edge. Among those less impressed...

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