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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey HFR IMAX 3D 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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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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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An overlong adventure enlivened by wonders.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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By JeffShelton
I really enjoyed watching this! And the HFR made it look like I was watching it on a HUGE 3D HDTV! Hope more movies are made like this...


By RLHawk
I was so incredibly pleased with The Hobbit!! I was completely entranced and delighted the entire movie, I couldn't stop smiling my head off 'cause I was so happy! It was awesome! Seriously, after...

High Film Rate not ready for Prime Time

By MedRed
As expected, Peter Jackson creates a masterpiece. There really aren't any surprises here. The Hobbit is rendered with intricate detail and pushes the boundaries of CGI. I'm ready for the next two...

Back to Middle Earth!

By arkadycole
An exciting and sometimes ambitious return to Middle Earth at the more-than-capable helm of Peter Jackson. As with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the story stays faithful to the source material with...

The Hobbit

By joy.soleiman
Movie had great architectural scenes of the fairies home and other places. However, the story is very long and drawn out and end abruptly so you know there is a sequel....

HFR Rocks!

By Silver_Screener
I heard mixed reviews about it being "too clear" or "looks fake"... I thought it was wonderful! The next step in movie-making... brings you into the movie.. I felt like I was there! And, sometimes...

the hobbit 48 frames imax

By movies10000
The film was great, but I really did not notice a lot of difference with the 48 frames versus the regular frames. Another problem is that the 3D glasses took away some of the light on the image. The...

Fastest 3 hours in Cinema History

By RobertKent
Shortly before the end, I figured about an hour or 90 minutes had gone by. Five minutes later the movie was over. Completely immersive, and like LOTR, a world most would jump at the chance to enter...

One word...EPIC!

By RavenFox
I never thought the movies can wow me like Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit". I preordered my tickets a week advance for me and my sweetheart. Made sure it was Imax 3D [Yes it's that good no gimmicks...


By smartin6
From the moment Gandalf comes onto the scene, you know something magical is about to happen. A young Bilbo Baggins is a homebody whose world is about to change as he is unwittingly included in an...

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Rated PG-13 | For Extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.