The reviews for the highly anticipated "The Hunger Games" are mostly positive, with an 87% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The New York Daily News' Joe Neumaier called the film "light years ahead of 'Twilight'." "It's better and scarier than its source book," he wrote, "And aims an angry eye at our bloodthirsty, watch-anything-and-cheer culture."
Alonso Duralde of The Wrap also picked up on the social commentary aspect of "The Hunger Games," comparing the film to the very reality shows it satirizes. "The movie dazzles you with its bravado and moves fast enough to keep you from asking too many questions about its implausibility," he said.
The big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' futuristic novel about an annual event which pits children against one another in a battle to the death, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.