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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
Bilbo and company encounter the fearsome dragon, Smaug.

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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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Really enjoyed it!

By Jtalvy
Honestly I am probably not the best person to review a movie... IF you are looking for the very critical type review that delve into the details of camera angles and character buildups etc.... I...

Lincoln Square gypped us

By orbarnatan
The movie was alright, but I initially had bought tickets for AMC Lincoln Square because it was the only theater that had IMAX and not IMAX 3D. Alas, as we got to the theater we were handed 3D...

Good. Not Great.

By lpena238
The movie is longer than it needs to be. It's not one long book into a long movie like the rest of the LOTR series. It's one small book streched over three movies because the movie studio wanted to...

Amazing

By DougRobNYC
The second part to the Hobbit was simply amazing. It definitely did not disappoint. I give it 5 stars out of 5 stars!...

Great!!

By valheck
So much more entertaining than the first one! Can't wait for third! Awesome cliffhanger. Will have you on edge of your seat!...

The Hobbit

By biggun491
Peter Jackson is BACK baby!!!! This movie was fire!!!...

NICE

By snjv
GREAT MOVIE...

Vast improvement on the first...

By philquin
A rollicking ride. Great fun....

Scenery

By australian68
Would of loved to of seen in 3d because the scenery and effects are unreal....

Another great journey!

By Kahlon03
The scenes with the dragon was outstanding. Amazing! Can't wait to see the extended scenes....

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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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