The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Poster

Release Date: December 19th, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 6th, 2002

PG-13|2 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. A daunting task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer - to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged.

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

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Saul Zaentz Company, WingNut Films

Distributors: FS Film Oy, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Argentina Video Home

Keywords: Quest, Suspenseful, Underdog, Survival, Dark, Intense, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • So consistently involving because the excellent cast delivers their lines with the kind of utter conviction not seen in this kind of movie since the first "Star Wars." show more

  • But moving across this tableau is Frodo and his gang, and here the trouble lies...Not a one seems believable as conveyed by Wood, who forever looks to be on the brink of a good sob. Likewise, his hobbit sidekick Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) is a real wuss.

  • Against all odds in an era of machine-made spectaculars, Mr. Jackson and his collaborators have created a film epic that lives and breathes.

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Makeup
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing