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'The Hunger Games,' Madonna's 'MDNA,' 'Bent' And More: The Week In Ouch

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 03/24/2012 2:23 am Updated: 03/25/2012 5:15 pm

Hunger Games Bad Review

While it may seem like everyone is going gaga for "The Hunger Games" -- unless, of course, you're one of these people who have no idea what the movie is about -- we managed to find a review of the soon-to-be blockbuster that isn't so stellar.

Chances are, if life were like "The Hunger Games," NBC's "Bent" would be the network's first Tribute, after receiving abysmal ratings and a few poor reviews. And let's not forget "Material Girl" Madonna, who's seemingly trying to let the world know that she's still got enough blonde ambition to last her another few decades. But which critic has had enough of Madge?

HuffPost Entertainment has rounded up the week's snarkiest reviews just for your enjoyment in this week's installment of our "Week In Ouch" series.

This week, critics from Entertainment Weekly to The New York Times and HitFix were left shaking their heads and sharpening their tongues.

Let us know which films, albums and TV shows you think deserved the harsh critiques, and which ones you think critics should ease up on in the comments.

"The Hunger Games" Was Far Too Sluggish For The Wall Street Journal
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Gary Ross' "The Hunger Games" was generally well-received by critics, but there were a few that weren't impressed with the so-called epic -- like The Wall Street Journal. According to Joe Morgenstern, even a strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence can't save a "clumsy adaptation."

On the whole, though, this sprawling, sometimes sluggish movie is most notable for its heavy touch--the sudden change of game rules is handled even more ineptly than in the book, while the ending is downright amateurish--and for its emotional remoteness. Apart from Peeta and Rue, the other Tributes remain shadowy ciphers.

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