• The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Release Date: December 17th, 2014

DVD Release Date: March 24th, 2015

PG-13 |2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

Having reclaimed Erebor and vast treasure from the dragon Smaug, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) sacrifices friendship and honor in seeking the Arkenstone, despite Smaug's fiery wrath and desperate attempts by the Hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) to make him see reason. Meanwhile, Sauron sends legions of Orcs in a sneak attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As the fate of Middle Earth hangs in the balance, the races of Men, Elves and Dwarves must decide whether to unite and prevail -- or all die.

Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Adventure , Action , Fantasy

Production Co: WingNut Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Fall, Dark, Gripping, Emotional, Revenge, Quest, Brooding, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40

    Rather than having too much pure Tolkien, it offers too much pure Jackson. It may occasionally seem to be aware of its undiluted preposterousness, but that hardly eases the experience of sitting through its endless cartoonish action sequences and overwrought emotional payoffs. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The final stretch of The Battle of the Five Armies possesses a warm, amiable, sometimes rueful mood that proves ingratiating and manages to magnify the good and minimize the bad of the trilogy. show more

  • 40
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    The 144-minute running time showcases Jackson's worst tendencies: eons-long battle scenes, sloppy and abrupt resolutions, portentous romances, off-rhythm comic timing, and, newly in this case, patience-testing fan service. show more

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Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)