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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 11 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This is a film in which ideas resonate as well as action. Gandalf’s words to Pippin about death have a muscular poetry. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Though an estimable success overall, The Return of the King has several scenes too many and too great a concentration on battles. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    As good as each individual movie is, the third film vaults the work into the stratosphere of classic movies. Key characters are enhanced, new civilizations visited and battles fought more intensely, while feelings and motivations are plumbed more deeply and movingly. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The invisible wizard Peter Jackson makes use of every scene to show us the meaning of magnificence. Never has a filmmaker aimed higher, or achieved more. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Return of the King is too long...The various story lines...come together in stilted, episodic ways. The narrative is less-than-seamless. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The most emotionally satisfying because, in addition to having both more intimate drama and more spectacular battles, it resolves all of the issues raised before. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An epic success and a history-making production that finishes with a masterfully entertaining final installment. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Like all great fantasies and epics, this one leaves you with the sense that its wonders are real, its dreams are palpable. show more

  • 100
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Feels like a miracle, a movie that exceeds even the most formidable expectations without straying from its singular path. All hail this King. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A majestic conclusion to a nine-plus-hours epic that stirs the heart, mind and soul as few films ever have. show more

  • May 24, 2013 no00000000150859
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    I like this film everytime!

  • May 18, 2013 dh00000000148378
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    Won 11 Oscarssssss!!!!!!

  • May 18, 2013 iy00000000150280
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    Such an awesome movie!!!!

  • May 17, 2013 pj00000000149954
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    no one can beat LOTR.

  • May 15, 2013 pq00000000149497
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    Amazing. Just that.

  • May 16, 2013 ke00000000148465
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  • May 08, 2013 im00000000148235
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    Best movie of all time.

  • May 07, 2013 zr00000000083746
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    Fight scene that lasts 40 minutes. Need I say more?

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  • August 13, 2009 vulcanmind4
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    Absolutely amazing!! See the director's edition, it is totally worth it!! The special effects are breathtaking and it, along with the others in the trilogy are a perfect adaption of the books (which is rare, but in this case actually true)!! The best movies ever, a must see for any scifi/fantasy fan, or anyone just interested in an awesome movie!!!


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

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