Jefferson City, MO 98° View Live Radar Mon H 86° L 70° Tue H 89° L 71° Wed H 86° L 72° Weather Sponsored By:

Movie Scores: How the critics rated the new movies

Movie Scores: How the critics rated the new movies

March 24th, 2012 in News

The odds certainly seem to be in favor of "The Hunger Games," with the hotly anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novel earning strong reviews in its debut weekend.

Jennifer Lawrence stars as 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, one of 24 teenage "tributes" who must battle each other to the death in a futuristic, fascist society. AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire gave director Gary Ross' film three stars out of four, saying: "The makers of "The Hunger Games' have managed the difficult feat of crafting a film that feels both epic and intimate at once. And Jennifer Lawrence is an ideal choice to play Katniss."

Also opening this week is the Indonesian martial arts flick "The Raid: Redemption." AP Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle gave it two stars out of four, writing: "The claustrophobia of the film's dingy, byzantine corridors could be taken for a metaphor for omnipresent corruption, but any such thought evaporates in the never-ending flurry of combat."

Here's a look at how these movies and others fared on the top review websites as of Friday afternoon. Each score is the percentage of positive reviews for the film:

- "The Deep Blue Sea": Metacritic, 83; Movie Review Intelligence, 81.7; Rotten Tomatoes, 88. Average: 84.2.

- "The Hunger Games": Metacritic, 68; Movie Review Intelligence, 70.9; Rotten Tomatoes, 87. Average: 75.3.

- "The Raid: Redemption": Metacritic, 71; Movie Review Intelligence, 64.9; Rotten Tomatoes, 84. Average: 73.3.

- "4:44 Last Day on Earth": Metacritic, 51; Movie Review Intelligence, 56.5; Rotten Tomatoes, 58. Average: 55.2.

- "All In: The Poker Movie": Metacritic, 45; Movie Review Intelligence, 43.4; Rotten Tomatoes, 50. Average: 46.1.

---

Online:

http://www.metacritic.com/

http://moviereviewintelligence.com/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/