The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the type of movie that one might expect critics to hate. After all, it’s a big budget action movie sequel, and critics are not generally kind to those types of movies.
However, at the time of this article, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has a 95% freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. That freshness rating isn’t based on just a couple reviews either. There have been a total of 94 critics to review The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and only five of them gave the film a rotten rating.
To put in perspective just how impressive the 95% approval rating is, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of the fifty best reviewed movies of 2013 so far. And the top fifty list consists mainly of low budget art films. In fact, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the only action movie sequel that we noticed in the top fifty.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in movie theaters on Friday, November 22, 2013.