The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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.

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    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

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Visual Effects
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Makeup
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Sound