The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Synopsis
Creatures unite to battle Sauron.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The most emotionally satisfying because, in addition to having both more intimate drama and more spectacular battles, it resolves all of...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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An epic success and a history-making production that finishes with a masterfully entertaining final installment.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Like all great fantasies and epics, this one leaves you with the sense that its wonders are real, its dreams are palpable.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As good as each individual movie is, the third film vaults the work into the stratosphere of classic movies. Key characters are enhanced,...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The conclusion of Peter Jackson's masterwork is passionate and literate, detailed and expansive, and it's conceived with a risk-taking...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The invisible wizard Peter Jackson makes use of every scene to show us the meaning of magnificence. Never has a filmmaker aimed higher, or...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Yet what I felt when the lights came up at the end of this visionary, titanic, relentless experience was something different: a strange...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is a film in which ideas resonate as well as action. Gandalf’s words to Pippin about death have a muscular poetry.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Though an estimable success overall, The Return of the King has several scenes too many and too great a concentration on battles.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Return of the King is too long...The various story lines...come together in stilted, episodic ways. The narrative is less-than-seamless.
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Amazing!!!

By berzack12
This movie is beyond magnificent! The actors and actresses bring so much depth and life into the characters. The special effects look like they could actually be real. When I first was the movie i...

Superhapppy

By gladiator 12
Good for all ages. The acting is by far incredable. It is on by top ten list....

Return of the King

By samdforrest
This film is the best fantasy film ever, the violence is very intense: 1. 1000 of the characters die in the film 2. A characters finger is bitten off (very disturbing) 3. The beginning is frightening...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King review

By Therumrunner5
Cable...

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By coolguymovie
I love this movie. The best LOTR Trilogy. But the violence is savage and intense for a PG-13. 1000 of characters are killed. This is the most violent and scary LOTR movie. I will reccomend this movie...

uggh

By gabqueen
These lord ofThe rings movies are horrible, I hopeThis is the last one. Sorry lord of the ring/twihards, I'mNotA fan....

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

By Love4Movies95
I Really Like This Movie!...

One of the best series of all time!

By stoneysilence
I love this series, I love to sit down and watch all 3 movies (extended) at once....

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Rated PG-13 | For Not Rec. for Young Children
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
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