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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Peter Jackson

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About the Movie

"One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." -- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings -- In the conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, as armies mass for a final battle that will decide the fate of the world -- and powerful, ancient forces of Light and Dark compete to determine the outcome -- one member of the Fellowship of the Ring is revealed as the noble heir to the throne of the Kings of Men. Yet, the sole hope for triumph over evil lies with a brave hobbit, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood - "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Everything is Illuminated"), who, accompanied only by his loyal friend Sam and the hiddeous, wretched Gollum, ventures deep into the very dark heart of Mordor on his seemingly impossible quest to destroy the Ring of Power. Also starring Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen ("A History of Violence," "Eastern Promises"), Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Ian McKellan ("X-Men," TV's "Rasputin"), Orlando Bloom ("Troy," "The Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy), Liv Tyler ("The Strangers" "The Incredible Hulk") and Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Cate Blanchett ("Elizabeth," "The Aviator"). Winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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94%
  • Reviews Counted: 265
  • Fresh: 249
  • Rotten: 16
  • 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

Amazing movie!

this movie is amazing...there's only one like it and it's this one... all of them are amazing. should see the first two first to understand it though. but still perfectly fantastic

Yessss....now dare I be more bold?

Now that we have the original lotr movies coming onto i-tunes how about we add the extended versions as well? I for one am not going to start purchasing these films on i-tunes until I get the whole package. The extended versions simply add more depth.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Long...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Long... to wait! Nov '09! Can't wait! Thanks I-tunes!