The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Synopsis
Now divided, members of a fellowship take different paths to destroy the ring and defeat evil.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The miracle is that 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is better: tighter, smarter, funnier.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The Two Towers moves faster, covers more ground, has more action and -- with the introduction of the marvelous character Gollum -- packs...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Moviegoers should be almost as entranced by the teeming, glorious landscapes and dark, bloody battlegrounds of Two Towers: astonishing...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Casts a spell and then some -- a ringing testament to the power of motion pictures.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Like its predecessor, The Two Towers is a great motion picture, and not to be missed by anyone who appreciates fantasy adventure.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Epic battles, spectacular effects and multiple story lines make The Two Towers a most excellent middle chapter in The Lord of the Rings...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Spectacular in every sense of the word, even if you don' t know an Orc from a Uruk-Hai.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An outstanding effort that maintains the integrity and purpose that distinguished "The Fellowship of the Ring."
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What it comes down to is superbly staged battle scenes and moral alliances forged in earnest yet purged of the wit and dynamic, bristly ego...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Jackson's superior sequel to last year's first installment in his Rings cycle - resurrects the beloved Gandalf (majestic Ian McKellen) and...
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For Scary Images and Epic Battle Sequences
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 12 & under Outstanding adventure, but very violent battle scenes.
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