Major spoilers follow for anyone who hasn't read the books.
The other criticism around the choice to make two movies seems to revolve around the cliffhanger ending. The film ends right after Peeta and the other captured victors are rescued, and I can't think of any other spot that would have made sense. R pointed out that one of the main plot arcs of this movie was the question of what had happened/would happen to Peeta, and this arc is in fact resolved before taking an entirely new direction. Yeah, it's a pretty extreme cliffhanger, but Catching Fire ended on one just as intense, and I don't remember people taking that movie to task. It worked there and it works here.
Good movie, good performances. Great casting -- Julianne Moore is pitch-perfect as President Coin. Recommended.
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