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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Against all odds in an era of machine-made spectaculars, Mr. Jackson and his collaborators have created a film epic that lives and breathes. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    But moving across this tableau is Frodo and his gang, and here the trouble lies...Not a one seems believable as conveyed by Wood, who forever looks to be on the brink of a good sob. Likewise, his hobbit sidekick Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) is a real wuss. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    For Hobbitués and adventure fans of all other ages, it's the year's best thrill ride -- maybe the best film. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    So consistently involving because the excellent cast delivers their lines with the kind of utter conviction not seen in this kind of movie since the first "Star Wars." show more

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    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Not since the original ''Star Wars'' trilogy has film dipped into myth and emerged with the kind of weight and heft seen in Peter Jackson's first installment of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. show more

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    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    A movie masterpiece -- thrilling, passionate and wise. show more

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    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Jackson surpasses the expectations anyone might have had for him with The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment of his trilogy devoted to J.R.R. Tolkien's masterwork. show more

  • May 30, 2014 philflores1193
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  • May 04, 2014 philflores1193
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    and a little boring

  • May 04, 2014 philflores1193
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    I thought this movie was loooong

  • May 18, 2013 dh00000000148378
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    King film!

  • March 19, 2010 Jim
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    I wish they had stayed true to the book and finished the Hobbits homecoming where the fallen wizard sought revenge by trying to destroy their homeland. The movie caused me to read the "Hobbit" which I am eternally grateful. I loved the movie, bought it and the books and watch and read it several times as well as the Simirillian which is the beginning of "Middle Earth". I wonder if they could do the Simirillans. Now that would be the the entire Middle Earth saga. Tolkien was/is fantastic. What a creative mind and wonderful imagination.

  • August 11, 2009 vulcanmind4
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    One of the best, most amazing movies of all time, rivaled only by the other movies in the trilogy!!! The dialogue is brilliant, the plot awesome (obviously, since it is based on the book), the special effects breathtaking, and the characters amazing (Aragorn!!) This is a must see for all scifi or fantasy fans or anyone just looking for an awesome movie!!!

  • June 11, 2008 Cutterone7
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    cool movie

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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