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PG-13| 2 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. A daunting task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer - to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged.

Cast: Elijah Wood , Ian McKellen , Liv Tyler , Viggo Mortensen , Sean Astin , Cate Blanchett , John Rhys-Davies , Billy Boyd

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: New Line Cinema, FS Film Oy, Argentina Video Home, Warner Bros.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Release Date: December 19th, 2001|2 hr. 58 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 7 )
  • Fellowship is the real deal, a movie epic that pops your eyes out, piles on thrills and fun, and yet stays intimately attuned to character. show more

  • Gets it right. It's a wonderful movie. Watching it, one can't help but get the impression that everyone involved was steeped in Tolkien's work, loved the book, treasured it and took care not to break a cherished thing in it. show more

  • Rings has moments of edge-of-the-seat excitement, too, such as when the dark riders come looking for Frodo. But it's occasionally tedious when it should be captivating. show more

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