• The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Rating & Reviews

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  • A purist's delight, something the millions of die-hard fans of his Lord of the Rings trilogy will gorge upon. In pure movie terms, however, it's also a bit of a slog, with an inordinate amount of exposition and lack of strong forward movement...There are elements in this new film that are as spectacular as much of the Rings trilogy was, but there is much that is flat-footed and tedious as well, especially in the early going. show more

  • An overlong adventure enlivened by wonders. show more

  • This is not about a reluctant hero drawing courage from some deep personal well. It's not about dread and danger. It's about visual effects. show more

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