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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Synopsis
Bilbo Baggins begins a journey to reclaim a stolen treasure.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
I'm holding the filmmaker responsible for getting us all back again - to feelings of excitement and delight. Vital as they are, Gollum and...
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NPR

By Bob Mondello
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey isn't "unexpected" at all, though between its lighter tone and a decade's worth of improvements in...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An overlong adventure enlivened by wonders.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What saves the day is the spidery, schizoid Gollum, again performed by the great Andy Serkis through the craft of motion capture.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The downside is that "The Hobbit" no longer looks like a movie at all. It looks like a video.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the production design is impeccable and the journey intermittently involving, The Hobbit is overlong and lacks the enchantment of the...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A purist's delight, something the millions of die-hard fans of his Lord of the Rings trilogy will gorge upon. In pure movie terms, however,...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's one thing to sit on your couch watching football in HD. It's another to view one of literature's most enduring fantasies in the same...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is not about a reluctant hero drawing courage from some deep personal well. It's not about dread and danger. It's about visual...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If you loved the earlier films, these are moments you will hold on to, but they're very few, and they're not enough.
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The Hobbit

By knainc
Having realized (while waiting on line for this film), it has been 41 years since I first read the book (the first of a dozen times), I had high hopes for this production. My mind's eye had already...

Very Good.

By magicfan8686
Looking forward to the sequels. Last hour was terrific. Didn't really feel as long as it was. It is a bit more childish and silly than the LoTR Trilogy but not so much that it damages the film....

A Tale of Two Films

By Eagleklaw
Filmed in stunning 48fps and a use of 3D that actually accentuates the movie rather than detracting from it, The Hobbit is a feast for the eyes. Returning to Middle Earth never felt so good. With...

Better than I could have hoped for.

By feawen
I'm a huge LOTR nerd, and have been eagerly awaiting the release of The Hobbit, and I honestly could not have asked for a better movie. Despite it being quite long, by the end of it I was wishing it...

MIddle Earth magic!

By emernc12
Don't pay attention to the critics saying this doesn't measure up to the LOTR trilogy. It's great. Peter Jackson has worked his magic again. I didn't expect it to be another trilogy but, that just...

It's Great to Be in Middle Earth Again!

By WhiteAslan
I loved it! I'm a big Tolkien fan but the Hobbit is a story that's been with me since I was 6 years old and I'm very attached to it. I love Peter Jackson's LOTR and I think I might love his...

WTF

By gina112666
I had heard it was going to be long, so when the screen went blank, I thought, "This must be the intermission". Then the credits rolled!! Huh? Maybe it could have been done in one feature if so...

Didn't work out - Projector Broke and No Refund from Fandango

By bernie.cowens
We went to the theaters at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, CA- after waiting for 45 minutes, they announced that the projection equipment wasn't working. They offered free passes and refunds -...

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D

By ryley kai killin
I WAS WORTH THE MONEY TO WATCH IT IN 3D. THE MOVIE WAS PRETTY GOOD FOR A BEGINER,I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THEY SHOW PART 2...

Along the lines of LOTR

By DenMagnuson530
Settings, action, style are very similar to the LOTR movies, however, this movie differs in good and not so good ways. The acting felt more natural and there were quite a few laughs. The story...

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Rated PG-13 | For Extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
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