• Released
  • December 13, 2013
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 40 min
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
    Action/Adventure
  • 4,474 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Bilbo and his companions reach the Lonely Mountain, where they encounter the fearsome dragon Smaug.

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100

Empire

Middle-earth's got its mojo back. A huge improvement on the previous installment, this takes our adventurers into uncharted territory and...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bilbo, as played by Freeman, suggests a sly-dog Dana Carvey without irony, and he is certainly overmatched, but that doesn't mean he's...
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90

Time

By Richard Corliss
Smaug is different: a really good movie, superior to the first in that it brings its characters to rambunctious life.
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88

RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
The thematic elements are in place, the emotional tension is highly strung, and the action unfolds in a wave like the fire erupting from...
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80

Total Film

By Matt Maytum
Despite suffering from middle-act wobbles, The Desolation Of Smaug nevertheless delivers rousing action, incredible visuals and one...
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80

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Sure, all the studios offer anymore are big, dumb adventure spectacles, but that's not a knock against the achievement of this one, which...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Even though “Smaug” moves at a faster pace than the first part of the journey, it feels overlong. I still feel this whole Hobbit tale could...
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
This robust, action-packed adventure benefits from a headier sense of forward momentum and a steady stream of 3D-enhanced thrills.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There are things to like about the second Hobbit film - the director's vision of Middle Earth is as beguiling as ever - but the bloating...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
When it's not stalled on silly, it falls into slog territory.
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Just go.

By ajeanette1992
Seriously. If it's still in a theatre nearby, just get up from your seat and go. When it comes to DVD, buy it (as well as An Unexpected Journey) and watch it immediately. I know it's not the same as...

Great Movie

By akakool
See this one in RPX 3D. In my opinion, not quite as good as the first Hobbit movie, but stays fairly close to the book. Can't wait to see the 3rd one!...

By omarnuggets
Best movie ever...

Amazing!

By michellelaufenburger
Absolutely amazing!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Frightening Images and Fantasy Action Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
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