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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Synopsis
Men, Dwarves and Elves must unite or fall to the dual threats of Sauron's Orcs and Smaug the dragon.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Fighting — presented with Jackson’s usual double helpings of visual splendor, emotional oomph and low-key comedy — is what Battle of the...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The best film of The Hobbit's three, this final installment is closer in quality to "The Lord of the Rings" than to its immediate...
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83

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
By focusing on a few key emotional arcs instead of making it about every shot being the BIGGEST THING OF ALL TIME, Jackson gives the battle...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The final stretch of The Battle of the Five Armies possesses a warm, amiable, sometimes rueful mood that proves ingratiating and manages to...
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80

Total Film

Despite the warmongering title, focusing on the action would be doing The Battle Of The Five Armies a disservice. Even at its most talky,...
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80

Empire

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A fitting conclusion to Jackson’s prequel trilogy and a triumphant adieu to Middle-earth. Now complete, The Hobbit stands as a worthy...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Now, thanks to this last film, in 3-D, the pleasure is intense, and mixed with awe. There is majesty here, and not just because we’re in...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The final installment of the Hobbit trilogy is the best, featuring more spectacular action scenes as well as the series' most emotionally...
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75

Slant Magazine

These films, and Tolkien's entire oeuvre, are most affecting in their depictions of friendship, and the performances here represent...
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
If none of the Hobbit films resonate with "Rings'" mythic grandeur, it’s hard not to marvel at Jackson’s facility with these characters and...
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Wow

By 00025130424
I went to an early screening and wow exactly what i expected. I enjoyed it more than the last two. I don't recommend it to younger viewers because of the violence. Other than that this movie needs an...

Unexceptional

By jacobhobson
THE HOBBIT is one of the greatest fantasies in English literature; this one's close to home. After the first movie, I was kind of excited--close enough to the book and pretty movie, eye candy. Second...

looking forward to this magnificent film so well that i spent some bucks buying the books

By christinehuges693
ive been looking forward to this one ever since i saw smaug heading towards the town of Dale intent with murder in his heart . such a great film were the last two that ive just had to get the making...

Sweet.

By androidango
The best part about the third movie is this misery finally ends....

excellent movie, except the ending

By nngg
What a terrible ending to a great series the story now killed the entire series for me THORIN was the main reason for the entire series and no they (or Tolkien) couldn't have used the ring to make...

what source material?

By argodman
I love the Hobbit. I love Tolkien. I was not very thrilled with this movie. I am still not convinced (actually even less convinced) that a love story needed to be added to this series of movies. one...

Outstanding!

By cliffsir
I went to the early screening and I enjoyed it very much. I think they did a great job and well worth the money. Saw it in IMax 3D and it blew me away. If you like the Hobbit, you gotta see it....

i went to theater and they said it wasnt playing for a month!

By gigihaag902
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

Peter Jackson Why!?

By zmconnelly7
Such a let down, the first two movies were mediocre; too much CGI, and what's with all these cheap laughs that are totally not the style of lotr, I've been waiting for this/these movies for ten years...

Glad its over!

By bdahl262
This film was long, boring, unoriginal, and left a lot of loose ends open that the LoTR trilogy can't answer. What really got me was when the dwarves decided to go after "the defiler," their...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Fantasy Action, Frightening Images and Intense Fantasy Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
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