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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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 first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, a shy young hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood - "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Everything is Illuminated") inherits a simple gold ring. He knows the ring has power, but not that he alone holds the secret to the survival -- or enslavement -- of the entire world. Now Frodo, accompanied by a wizard, an elf, a dwarf, two men and three loyal hobbit friends, must become the greatest hero the world has ever known to save the land and the people he loves. 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 four Academy Awards including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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91%
  • Reviews Counted: 225
  • Fresh: 205
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The real deal, a movie epic that pops your eyes out, piles on thrills and fun, and yet stays intimately attuned to character. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 18, 2013

Fresh: The production design is a marvel, and the special effects are dazzling. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Masterfully paced, the movie builds slowly, introducing the mythology, habitats and lifestyles of Tolkien's creatures. – David Germain, Associated Press, Nov 18, 2013

Fresh: The New Zealander director Peter Jackson, who wrote the screenplay with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, works with enough dramatic tension and pictorial grandeur to sustain us through long periods of complicated exposition and heavy bouts of swordplay. – David Denby, New Yorker, Nov 18, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Greatest Movie Ever

This is one of the best dramatizations of any book I have ever seen. Tolkein's books are some of the greatest ever written, and now this movie takes them to another level. this movie has almost single-handedly opened up a new genre of fantasy movies.

Finally

I am glad to see that the first of the trilogy is on iTunes. Now if they could only put the Two Towers & Return of the King on here. Would also like to see the extended versions as well.

THIS IS MY FANTASY!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE PUT THE TWO TOWERS AND THE RETURN OF THE KING ON I-TUNES, PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE I AM SO EXCITED TO HAVE FOUND THIS ONE, HAVE BEEN WAITING FOREVER..... PLEASE, PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE