The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Synopsis
Creatures unite to destroy a powerful ring and defeat a lord.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Not since the original ''Star Wars'' trilogy has film dipped into myth and emerged with the kind of weight and heft seen in Peter Jackson's...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Against all odds in an era of machine-made spectaculars, Mr. Jackson and his collaborators have created a film epic that lives and breathes.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
A movie masterpiece -- thrilling, passionate and wise.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
So consistently involving because the excellent cast delivers their lines with the kind of utter conviction not seen in this kind of movie...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Vibrantly, intricately alive on its own terms. This is what magic the movies can conjure with an inspired fellowship in charge, and...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Fellowship is the real deal, a movie epic that pops your eyes out, piles on thrills and fun, and yet stays intimately attuned to character.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Gets it right. It's a wonderful movie. Watching it, one can't help but get the impression that everyone involved was steeped in Tolkien's...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
For Hobbitués and adventure fans of all other ages, it's the year's best thrill ride -- maybe the best film.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rings has moments of edge-of-the-seat excitement, too, such as when the dark riders come looking for Frodo. But it's occasionally tedious...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
But moving across this tableau is Frodo and his gang, and here the trouble lies...Not a one seems believable as conveyed by Wood, who...
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Lord of the Rings Marathon

By Old_Knight
Amazing to see it all again on the big screen! For any one who is a huge Lord of the Rings fan and a lover of great movies you should do this!...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

By Love4Movies95
I Really Like This Movie!...

This is a top tier movie!

By Shamrock17
Out of all of the movies i have ever seen this has to be the finest one. The animations, the directing, the producing the animations all of it is grade A stuff. Also this is the only movie that i...

The Lord of the Rings 1

By The Cow Pharaoh
Great really well done. The Action Scenes were wicked. See this Movie...


By glxy
so good...

al 3 of them are the best movies!

By frodo baggins lotr
this and the rest of them are the best movies in the world!!!!!...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
Cannot stand these boring "epics"...


By panther96
The first in the awesome trilogy, it gives great special effects, and a plot that keeps you sucked into the movie....

Horribly boring

By ZombiesNTea
The worst movie I have EVER seen. I would rather shovel mounds of dirt for three hours, than watch this film atrocity. The only movie thats longer to watch, than read the book its based on....

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Scary Images and Epic Battle Sequences
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Common Sense Media says Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
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