• The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Release Date: December 19th, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Cast: Hugo Weaving , Viggo Mortensen , Andy Serkis , Elijah Wood , Sean Astin , Liv Tyler , Ian Holm , Ian McKellen

Director: Peter Jackson

Genres: Adventure , Drama , Fantasy

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

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Gets it right. It's a wonderful movie. Watching it, one can't help but get the impression that everyone involved was steeped in Tolkien's work, loved the book, treasured it and took care not to break a cherished thing in it. show more

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Not since the original ''Star Wars'' trilogy has film dipped into myth and emerged with the kind of weight and heft seen in Peter Jackson's first installment of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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