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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

  • Thompson on Hollywood  Reviews

    Weekend Preview: From a Speedier 'Hobbit' to Yet Another Christopher Walken Comedy

    Those expecting the grandeur of "Lord of the Rings" from Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (the first of a new prequel trilogy) will be disappointed. But that's not to say the ride isn't enjoyable once you get used to the 48fps in 3-D. Were I to sit ...

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  • Leonard Maltin  Reviews


    I have great regard for Peter Jackson and his filmmaking partners, which is why it pains me to say that I found 'The Hobbit' incredibly boring. As in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, Jackson and his WETA team have raised the bar for visual effects and created some stunning set pieces...

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    Out This Week: From Joe Strummer to Hobbits, 5 Reviews of New Releases

    This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every release, including films on VOD (and occasionally certain studio films). Specifics release dates and locations follow each review.

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  • Press Play  Reviews


    From one perspective, it’s ironic that the adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" books have been so successful; they owe their success to technological progress, and yet an argument against such progress is one of their underlying themes.

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  • Caryn James  Reviews

    'The Hobbit' Review: Bilbo Lives! Everyone Else, Not So Much.

    I have never been a Lord of the Rings fanatic, so take that into account, but The Hobbit made me miss Voldemort. I spent a fair amount of time during Peter Jackson’s latest installment in his Tolkien franchise comparing it to the Harry Potter movies, thinking how savvy J.K. Rowling’...

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