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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Special Extended Edition)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Peter Jackson

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About the Movie

The final battle for Middle-earth begins. Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, continue their dangerous mission toward the fires of Mount Doom in order to destroy the One Ring.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 266
  • Fresh: 249
  • Rotten: 17
  • Average Rating: 8.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Pops your eyes, excites your senses and brings you in as close as a whisper for scenes of startling emotion. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 19, 2013

Fresh: With The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Peter Jackson delivers a decent ending to his fantasy trilogy -- actually, about 12 endings. – David Germain, Associated Press, Nov 19, 2013

Fresh: As I watched this film, an eager victim of its boundless will to astound, I found my loyal memories of the book beginning to fade. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Nov 19, 2013

Fresh: Yes, the running time is long, and yes, those many endings in a slow, dreamy coda left me feeling spent -- better spent than I can ever remember. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Nov 19, 2013

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Customer Reviews


Great movie

4.5 HOURS??


The Way They Were Meant To Be Seen!

I hate it when people rate these movies because of being in HD or not. Complain to ITunes and the producers, not the movie download. It gives the movie a bad rating while we all know these movies are the greatest masterpieces of Tolkien's world ever made. 4 hours and 30 minutes, so what? That's awesome and is how they were meant to be seen. I love see films and every fan will be glad to have these movies on their iPads, iPods, and computers forever. Thank you iTunes, thank you New Line, and THANK YOU PETER JACKSON!