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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images”.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/14/2012 , 166min.
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May 09, 2013
I really like this movie always wanted to know where and how he got the ring from the first movies would watch again
March 25, 2013
Pleasantly surprised with the overall movie though parts of it seemed right out of a video game.
March 16, 2013
the best bestest bestttt movie!! :D :D
February 25, 2013
The best movie ever!!! The first time I saw this movie was in 3d, and after that I loved it, I have order the books and the wallpapers!
February 19, 2013
Huge fan of LOTR, books then movies. Could not imagine how 3 movies could be made from a small children's book. Answer: can't. Ripoff of LOTR by director! Lots of ho-hum with not much excitement. Great LOTR characterizations missing. For diehard fans only. Sorry, PJ, but greed rules here.

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Boxoffice Magazine
The Hobbit is just good enough to make you aware of how it could have been much, much better. If you take your kids-while shielding them from various nonhuman bad guys getting decapitated both repeatedly and, worse, bloodlessly-they'll have a good time. Bilbo Baggins' quest for adventure and Warner Bros' quest for cash will take him through three films. But your quest for epic, truly entertaining filmmaking will be more successful if you just stay home. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Tolkien's inventive, episodic tale of a modest homebody on a dangerous journey has been turned into an overscale and plodding spectacle. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
It's a bloated, shockingly tedious trudge that manages to look both overproduced and unforgivably cheesy. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
While the production design is impeccable and the journey intermittently involving, The Hobbit is overlong and lacks the enchantment of the Lord of the Rings films. Full Review
Dan Jolin
The Hobbit plays younger and lighter than Fellowship and its follow-ups, but does right by the faithful and has a strength in Martin Freeman's Bilbo that may yet see this trilogy measure up to the last one. There is treasure here. Full Review
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