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PG-13| 4 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
The culmination of nearly 10 years' work and conclusion to Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien classic, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the `one ring', while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith.

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

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

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

Release Date: January 1st, 2003|4 hr. 10 min.

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  • 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

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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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

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

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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