In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Delivery Man' and More

6:56 PM PST 11/21/2013 by Stephanie Chan
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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

What THR's critics say about the movies opening this weekend.

The games are back -- and yes, they are ever in your favor as the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire finally hits the big screen.

After a whirlwind of premieres, including a star-studded stop in L.A. on Tuesday, Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen with co-stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks. Newcomers joining the sequel, directed by Francis Lawrence, include Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright and Jena Malone.

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Read what The Hollywood Reporter's film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The second big-screen installment of Suzanne Collins' YA trilogy sees Jennifer Lawrence return as the heroic Katniss Everdeen, with new faces Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright and Sam Claflin joining the franchise. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Delivery Man

Vince Vaughn plays a chronic sperm donor whose progeny come back to haunt him in this American remake of 2011's Starbuck. Read Michael Rechtshaffen's review here.

Philomena

British stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are a study in contrasts in Stephen Frears' heartwarming but never banal drama. Read Deborah Young's review here.

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Bettie Page Reveals All

Mark Mori's bio-doc is built around taped interviews conducted near the end of the legendary pinup's life. Read John DeFore's review here.

Weekend of a Champion

Roman Polanski dusts off his long-lost screen portrait of motor-racing champion Jackie Stewart, newly restored and expanded with contemporary footage. Read Stephen Dalton's review here.

Narco Cultura

Director Shaul Schwarz's documentary examines Mexican popular music that celebrates widespread drug violence, and the growing popularity of the "narco ballads" in the U.S. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

Everyday

Shirley Henderson does her best to hold everything together in a story about a family waiting for the husband/father to be released from prison. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

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This Is Where We Live

Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca's indie drama depicts the burgeoning friendship between a cerebral palsy-afflicted young man and the handyman who becomes his caregiver. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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