• The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Release Date: December 13th, 2013

DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Having survived the first part of their unsettling journey, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his companions (Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage) continue east. More dangers await them, including the skin-changer Beorn and the giant spiders of Milkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood Elves, Bilbo and the dwarves journey to Lake-town and, finally, to the Lonely Mountain, where they face the greatest danger of all: the fearsome dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).

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

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: WingNut Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Creative, Transformation, Brooding, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 55
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    This all essentially serves to distract from the fact that all that really happens in the film is that the company manages to eventually reach the mountain. show more

  • 60
    Film.com

    It’s merely somewhat better than last year’s meandering dud — a slight improvement on a movie that should have been pretty easy to improve upon. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    After exhibiting an almost craven fidelity to his source material the first time out, Jackson gets the drama in gear here from the outset with a sense of storytelling that possesses palpable energy and purpose. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)