Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.
Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Tolkien has the period trappings and strong performances of a worthy biopic, but lacks the imagination required to truly do its subject justice.
Cautious biopic about LOTR author has intense war scenes.
Cast & Crew
- Fox Searchlight
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- English (Subtitles, Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
French (Canada) (Subtitles), French (France) (Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)
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