This is a film in which ideas resonate as well as action. Gandalf’s words to Pippin about death have a muscular poetry. show more
The invisible wizard Peter Jackson makes use of every scene to show us the meaning of magnificence. Never has a filmmaker aimed higher, or achieved more.
The Return of the King is too long...The various story lines...come together in stilted, episodic ways. The narrative is less-than-seamless. show more