• Released
  • December 13, 2013
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 12,180 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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pretty good

By ceprn
Like the book, drahs in some places, but in some places, the scenes shift too much - would cayse a seizure in those prone to getting them from visual stimuli. HOWEVER, it left me sitting with a Meh....

Shame on Peter Jackson...

By MADCELTACS
Peter Jackson has taken the HOBBIT and thrown in more Orcs and Battles than were written for All 3 Lord of the Rings Books. This is NOT a True or Honest Telling of J. R. R. Tolkiein's Original Book...

Another Great Peter Jackson Movie!

By pooh1960
Loved-Loved-Loved this movie - thought it would be too long, but with all the action, surprises and 'romance', it flew by and then was over! Definitely a big screen must see!...

The Hobbit just got that much bigger!

By quezoman
I saw all three of the original motion pictures for LOTR in theaters, so needless to say I'm going to do the same for The Hobbit. The Hobbit movies focus on some small details that the original films...

Still true

By dlappin413
Though this episode of the series seems to drag just a hair in a couple spots, it is still very true to the book and very well played. If you're a Tolkein fan, I say it's a must go. I can't wait...

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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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