• Released
  • December 14, 2012
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 49 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 2,091 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.

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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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75

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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63

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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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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