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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

"One ring to rule them all"

PG-13 2001-12-18 Adventure 2hr 59m

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

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Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

  • Released
    2001-12-18
  • Revenue
    $871,368,364
  • Budget
    $93,000,000
  • Runtime
    2hr 59m
  • Genre
    Adventure, Fantasy, Action
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    8.9
  • Production
    New Line Cinema, WingNut Films, The Saul Zaentz Company

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Peter Jackson
Director
Peter Jackson
Screenplay

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Cast

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Frodo Baggins
Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Samwise Gamgee
Sean Bean

Sean Bean

Boromir
Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Peregrin "Pippin" Took
Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan

Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck
Ian Holm

Ian Holm

Bilbo Baggins
Brent McIntyre

Brent McIntyre

Witch-King
Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson

Gil-Galad
Noel Appleby

Noel Appleby

Everard Proudfoot
Megan Edwards

Megan Edwards

Mrs. Proudfoot
Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod

Rosie Cotton
David Weatherley

David Weatherley

Barliman Butterbur
Ian Mune

Ian Mune

Bounder
Michael Elsworth

Michael Elsworth

Gondorian Archivist
Cameron Rhodes

Cameron Rhodes

Farmer Maggot
Martyn Sanderson

Martyn Sanderson

Gate Keeper
Billy Jackson

Billy Jackson

Cute Hobbit Child
Katie Jackson

Katie Jackson

Cute Hobbit Child
Alan Howard

Alan Howard

The Ring (voice)
Victoria Beynon-Cole

Victoria Beynon-Cole

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Paul Bryson

Paul Bryson

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Lance Fabian Kemp

Lance Fabian Kemp

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Phil Grieve

Phil Grieve

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Lee Hartley

Lee Hartley

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Jonathan Jordan

Jonathan Jordan

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Semi Kuresa

Semi Kuresa

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Sam La Hood

Sam La Hood

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Jono Manks

Jono Manks

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Ben Price

Ben Price

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Chris Streeter

Chris Streeter

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Clinton Ulyatt

Clinton Ulyatt

Hero Orc / Goblin / Uruk-hai / Ringwraith
Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Albert Dreary / Painting of Bungo Baggins (uncredited)
Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

Breelander (uncredited)
Bret McKenzie

Bret McKenzie

Figwit (uncredited)
Betty Adams

Betty Adams

Hobbit (uncredited)
Timothy Bartlett

Timothy Bartlett

Hobbit (uncredited)
Bob Blackwell

Bob Blackwell

Hobbit (uncredited)
David Houma

David Houma

Hobbit (uncredited)
Jo Surgison

Jo Surgison

Hobbit (uncredited)
Liz Merton

Liz Merton

Hobbit Band Member (uncredited)
Zo Hartley

Zo Hartley

Kissing Hobbit (uncredited)
Norman Cates

Norman Cates

Party Hobbit (uncredited)
Jeff Kingsford-Brown

Jeff Kingsford-Brown

Party Hobbit (uncredited)
Marta Martí

Marta Martí

Village Female Hobbit (uncredited)
Riley Brophy

Riley Brophy

Cute Hobbit Child (uncredited)
Phoebe Gittins

Phoebe Gittins

Cute Hobbit Child (uncredited)
Taea Hartwell

Taea Hartwell

Cute Hobbit Child (uncredited)
Shane Rangi

Shane Rangi

Witch-King (uncredited)
Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy

Ringwraith (uncredited)
Paul Shapcott

Paul Shapcott

Burning Ringwraith (uncredited)
Alan Lee

Alan Lee

Ring King of Men (uncredited)
Larry Rew

Larry Rew

Ring King of Men (uncredited)
Gino Acevedo

Gino Acevedo

Ring Dwarf-Lord (uncredited)
Xander Forterie

Xander Forterie

Ring Dwarf-Lord (uncredited)
Richard Maybery

Richard Maybery

Ring Dwarf-Lord (uncredited)
Sabine Crossen

Sabine Crossen

Rivendell Elf (uncredited)
Gareth Jensen

Gareth Jensen

Rivendell Elf (uncredited)
Ben Britton

Ben Britton

Last Alliance Elf / Rivendell Elf (uncredited)
Kester Fordham

Kester Fordham

Last Alliance Elf / Rivendell Elf (uncredited)
Jarl Benzon

Jarl Benzon

Last Alliance Elf (uncredited)
Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly

Last Alliance Elf / Council Elf (uncredited)
Matt Appleton

Matt Appleton

Council Elf (uncredited)
Blair Morton

Blair Morton

Council Elf (uncredited)
Ray Henwood

Ray Henwood

Council Man (uncredited)
Ralph Johnson

Ralph Johnson

Council Man / Orc (uncredited)
Jonathan Harding

Jonathan Harding

Council Elf / Lothlorien Elf (uncredited)
Jørn Benzon

Jørn Benzon

Lothlorien Elf (uncredited)
Ben Fransham

Ben Fransham

Lothlorien Elf / Goblin / Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Tim Kano

Tim Kano

Gondorian Citizen (uncredited)
Sacha Lee

Sacha Lee

Arms of Gollum (uncredited)
Thomas Robins

Thomas Robins

Hand of Gollum (uncredited)
Randall William Cook

Randall William Cook

Cave Troll (uncredited)
Rachel Clentworth

Rachel Clentworth

Goblin (uncredited)
Lani Jackson

Lani Jackson

Goblin (uncredited)
Sharon Maxwell

Sharon Maxwell

Goblin (uncredited)
David J. Muzzerall

David J. Muzzerall

Goblin (uncredited)
Winham Hammond

Winham Hammond

Goblin / Orc / Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Mana Hira Davis

Mana Hira Davis

Goblin / Orc / Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Warren Green

Warren Green

Isengard Orc Blacksmith (uncredited)
Stu Johnson

Stu Johnson

Isengard Orc Blacksmith (uncredited)
Peter Lyon

Peter Lyon

Isengard Orc Blacksmith (uncredited)
Peter Daube

Peter Daube

Khai (uncredited)
Samuel E. Shore

Samuel E. Shore

Refugee / Orc (uncredited)
Rodney Bane

Rodney Bane

Orc (uncredited)
Daniel Andrews

Daniel Andrews

Orc / Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Siaosi Fonua

Siaosi Fonua

Orc / Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Ken Stratton

Ken Stratton

Isengard Orc / Last Alliance Soldier / Morgul Orc / Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Lynden Berrymen

Lynden Berrymen

Uruk-hai at Amon Hen (uncredited)
Ryan Carey

Ryan Carey

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Tack Daniel

Tack Daniel

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Shane Dawson

Shane Dawson

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Branko Dordevich

Branko Dordevich

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Greg Lane

Greg Lane

Uruk-Hai (uncredited)
Tim McLachlan

Tim McLachlan

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Dean Morganty

Dean Morganty

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Greg Morrison

Greg Morrison

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Andrew Munro

Andrew Munro

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Grant Roa

Grant Roa

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Vincent Roxburgh

Vincent Roxburgh

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Mike Stearne

Mike Stearne

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Andrew Stehlin

Andrew Stehlin

Uruk-hai (uncredited)
Tim Wong

Tim Wong

Uruk-hai (uncredited)

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A Review by NeoBrowser 10

Written by NeoBrowser on 2013-07-20

Brooking no argument, history should quickly regard Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship Of The Ring as the first instalment of the best fantasy e... read more

Brooking no argument, history should quickly regard Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship Of The Ring as the first instalment of the best fantasy epic in motion picture history. This statement is worthy of investigation for several reasons. Fellowship is indeed merely an opening salvo, and even after three hours in the dark you will likely exit the cinema ravenous with anticipation for the further two parts of the trilogy. Fellowship is also unabashedly rooted in the fantasy genre. Not to be confused with the techno-cool of good science fiction, nor even the cutesy charm of family fare like Harry Potter, the territory of Tolkien is clearly marked by goo and goblins and gobbledegook. Persons with an aversion to lines such as, “To the bridge of Khazad-dûm!” are as well to stay within the Shire-like comforts of home (their loss). With those caveats in place, it bears repeating: fantasy does not come finer. There are electrifying moments — notably the computer-assisted swooping camera through Isengard as it transforms into a factory for evil — when Jackson’s flight of fancy approaches the sublime as the romantic poets would understand it: inspiring awe. Leaving aside the thorny issue of Tolkien die-hards and their inevitable gripes — “What no Tom Bombadil?” — Jackson’s screenplay (written in collaboration with Fran Walsh and Phillipa Boyens) is both bolder and more judicious than Steven Kloves’ surprisingly timid retread of Harry Potter. In particular, rescuing the romance of Arwen and Aragorn from the footnotes and the elevation of Saruman to all-action bad guy actually has a corrective influence on Tolkien’s often oblique and female-sparse source material. There are problems, though. The three-hour running time is high on incident and low on discernible form. After successive detours to Elf habitats Rivendell (the watery home of Elrond) and Lothlórien (the forest home of the Lady Galadriel), the uninitiated might well ask why these crazy Elf kids can’t just live together and spare us all this attenuated dramatic structure. More importantly, the action clearly climaxes in the desperate flight from the Mines Of Moria, where the largely seamless SFX is showcased in the best possible light — total darkness — but the narrative demands a different, downbeat ending. Indeed, but for some fine emotional playing from Bean, Mortensen, Astin and Wood, the final fight might feel like a particularly brutal game of paintball in Bluebell Wood. But then, the real battles are yet to come... Verdict - Putting formula blockbusters to shame, Fellowship is impeccably cast and constructed with both care and passion: this is a labour of love that never feels laboured. Emotional range and character depth ultimately take us beyond genre limitations, and it deserves to play as wide as a certain Mr. Potter. 5/5 - Colin Kennedy, Empire Magazine

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A Review by gdeveloper 10

Written by gdeveloper on 2017-11-01

An epic movie if I ever saw one. Captivating and just plain fun to watch. This movie is, indeed, art.... read more

An epic movie if I ever saw one. Captivating and just plain fun to watch. This movie is, indeed, art.

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A Review by Wuchak 7

Written by Wuchak on 2018-03-10

Tolkien’s adventure/fantasy LOOKS and SOUNDS fabulous, but is not without flaws. RELEASED 2001 and directed by Peter Jackson, “The Lord o... read more

Tolkien’s adventure/fantasy LOOKS and SOUNDS fabulous, but is not without flaws. RELEASED 2001 and directed by Peter Jackson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” adapts the first part of JRR Tolkien’s popular fantasy trilogy about adventures on Middle-Earth. The story starts in the homeland of the Hobbits (innocent, diminutive humanoids) where Frodo (Elijah Wood) is instructed by the noble wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to quickly leave the Shire with the powerful One Ring in his possession. Gandalf and Frodo are later accompanied by seven others, the titular ‘Fellowship of the Ring,’ to take the ring to the only place it can be destroyed, the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor. The rest of the main cast include Sean Astin (Sam), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Sean Bean (Boromir), Christopher Lee (Saruman), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond). This three-hour fantasy features a diverse cast of colorful characters, quaint beings and settings, moments of genuine wonder, dark ee-vil creatures, high adventure, thrilling brutal action, a superb score, magnificent locations (forests, mountains, rivers, etc.), and wondrous CGI sets. The film LOOKS and SOUNDS so great that it’d be sinful to give it a lower rating. There are problems, however, at least for those who aren’t uber-fans of Tolkien. For one, the opening is hindered by prologue that is overlong and convoluted, not to mention unnecessary. The bulk of it could’ve been conveyed later via flashback, which they do a little bit anyway. Secondly, the story takes forever to build any drive. Thirdly, except for maybe Frodo and Gandalf, the characters are shallow and I didn’t care much what happened to them. Fourthly, main protagonists getting seriously wounded and everyone else expressing their melodramatic concern gets redundant. Fifthly, there are only two females in the main cast (Liv Tyler as Arwen, a half-Elf princess, and Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, a royal Elf); unfortunately, their parts aren’t much more than glorified cameos. “Mythica: A Quest for Heroes” (2014) cost LESS THAN $100,000 to make, which is a mere fraction of the $93 million it cost to make this blockbuster and the filmmakers knew enough to include a couple of prominent babes as key protagonists in the story. Despite these negatives, “The Fellowship of the Ring” is the best of the trilogy and is a must for fantasy/adventure aficionados, especially Tolkien fans. THE MOVIE RUNS 2 hours 58 minutes and was shot in New Zealand. GRADE: B/B- (6.5/10)

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A Review by LadyGreenEyes 8

Written by LadyGreenEyes on 2018-12-16

Overall, I give this four stars. Not five, because some of the changes really bug me, as a long-time Tolkien fan, but a solid four. Th... read more

Overall, I give this four stars. Not five, because some of the changes really bug me, as a long-time Tolkien fan, but a solid four. The casting, to start, was brilliant. Sean Astin was the absolute perfect choice for Sam, and did a remarkable job bringing that character to life for us. He really WAS Sam, in this role, in a very deep way. I always liked his acting, but here, he showed how talented he actually is. Just amazing. Elijah Wood gives a great performance of Frodo, and those expressive eyes of his really add a lot of depth to the emotions the character goes through, which are such an important part of the story. Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan both did great work, for our other two main hobbits. Their smiles, their singing; just every aspect of these characters was so real. Viggo Mortensen, of course, was excellent. He's always good, and though I never would have pictures him as Aragorn, he delivered everything we could hope for. Great choice for that role! John Rhys-Davies, as expected, gave us the Gimli we wanted. Phenomenal actor, and I can't imagine anyone doing that role better. Orlando Bloom plays a convincing Legolas, and handles the nuances of being an elf quite well. Sean Bean as Boromir was outstanding, bringing the strength of that character to life, and making us love him. Then we have Ian McKellen, as Gandalf. I could never have chosen someone for that role, but the casting folks hit a home run with this one. Everything about his character was just right. Literally everything. I can't read the books without seeing these people in these roles now. The rest of the cast ws good as well. Then we have the setting. New Zealand has to have some of the most utterly gorgeous scenery on the planet. Seeing it in these movies was great, and convincingly Middle Earth, and seeing more since, in other videos, just WOW! Thanks, to the people of New Zealand, for allowing this to be filmed there! The sets were just fantastic. Everything looked as good as I'd always hoped it would look, with all the charm, mystery, and wonder Tolkien fan could hope for. From Bag end to Rivendell to the vastness of Middle Earth, everything we saw was just right. The only issues I had were some of the changes. Yes, I know things don't always work in movies as they do in books, but when whole sections are just omitted, that bothers me. It's not like the movies weren't long already! That omitted section, with which Tolkien fans will be quite familiar, was a very important part of the plot! I also didn't care for some of the other changes, and the way Arwen was used, the scene at the river being one example. All in all, though, this was a well done movie, and even though some things bug me, this film, and the rest of the series, will be viewed many times. Classics, worth collecting and treasuring.

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A Review by JPV852 9

Written by JPV852 on 2020-09-13

Lost count how many times I've seen the "The Fellowship of the Ring" but still fantastic after all these years, epic on every level and just... read more

Lost count how many times I've seen the "The Fellowship of the Ring" but still fantastic after all these years, epic on every level and just all around entertaining, the 3.5 running time just flies by. Will be watching "The Two Towers" either tonight or tomorrow followed by "The Return of the King". **4.75/5**

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A Review by narrator56 8

Written by narrator56 on 2020-11-09

Well, I wouldn’t read this review if you are a true fan of fantasy adventure epics, because I am not. Don’t get me wrong, I like this movie ... read more

Well, I wouldn’t read this review if you are a true fan of fantasy adventure epics, because I am not. Don’t get me wrong, I like this movie and have watched it a few times over the years, but I have watched (or read, for that matter) very little else in the fantasy genre. I didn’t get too far into the Game of Thrones as the violent rapes got old for me fast. So I watched this first entry of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as just a viewer, not a fan, and I liked it just fine. The complex plot held together well and the scenery was gorgeous. There was violence, but not gore, and for those who don’t like war movies, there wasn’t as much of it here as there is in the other two films of the trilogy. I gather the elfin roles for women were enlarged and brought to the fore, and why not; women were mostly good for setting mead and large pieces of rare meat down on tables in front of their warrior men. I must confess, I found it jarring that the warriors like Strider were so invincible, walking into a horde of sixty orcs and scattering them like toy soldiers with his sword. I know they are epic heroes, but if I’m an orc, I stand back and throw something or whatever, but it is similar to the old legends with semi-gods like Achilles, back when Hector was a pup. I am not going to compare the film to the book — I read it decades ago when I was in high school. It is worth watching and though real fans will take this with a large grain of salt, I think it is possibly the definitive adaptation of the book. (I need to watch the other two entries in the series before I say the same about those.) if you are among the 12% percent of movie goers who haven’t seen it, give it a try.

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A Review by r96sk 10

Written by r96sk on 2021-02-16

Magnificent! A great start to the franchise. <em>'The Lord of the Rings'</em> is yet another film series that I am incredibly late to vie... read more

Magnificent! A great start to the franchise. <em>'The Lord of the Rings'</em> is yet another film series that I am incredibly late to viewing, at least I've finally got around to it... albeit almost twenty years on from this film's release. <em>'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'</em> is delightful. I never know what to expect from a film that goes on for nearly three hours, the pacing has to be near perfection for it to work - and boy does it here. The run time flew by, which is always a terrific sign. I love a load of things about this, the one that actually sticks out most is the outstanding score. Music can play a huge part in how much I enjoy a film, so I'm delighted to say that the score is here is fantastic. That is by no means the only positive, obviously. The cast are excellent. Elijah Wood gives a strong performance in the lead role. I've seen Wood in others things down the years and have actually found him a bit hit-and-miss, but here he is very good. Elsewhere, I really enjoyed watching Viggo Mortensen's character. Away from those two, there are a whole host of noteworthy cast members. Orlando Bloom, or Will Turner to me, is involved, as are the likes of Ian McKellen and Sean Bean. I also liked Liv Tyler in her role. The look of the film is spectacular, and has aged extremely well even to this day. Everything from the cinematography to the costumes is brilliant, those two things really make the film come alive - helped by the aforementioned score, of course. Very eager to check out the sequels, prequels and, eventually, the upcoming television series.

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A Review by drystyx 10

Written by drystyx on 2023-04-18

This film may be perfect. Based on the fantasy world written by Tolkien, we see the halfling hobbits, the most unlikely of heroes, a breed ... read more

This film may be perfect. Based on the fantasy world written by Tolkien, we see the halfling hobbits, the most unlikely of heroes, a breed of human type beings who indulge in pleasures, games, and fun, and do little evil. In the same world are more powerful beings, some good, like the elves and wizards, some evil, like the orcs, trolls, and dragons, and some in between, like the dwarves and men. And one evil super being, Sauron, the second in command to the "devil" of this world called Middle Earth, and that devil called Melkor is now in chains and powerless, so Sauron rules all evil. That said, we get a very faithful version to the book, only improved. This is the first of three segments called "The Lord of the Rings". The parts left out are parts best left out. Tom Bombadil, for example, along with his wife, represents a very Hitler like Aryan ideology of supremacy that Tolkien often engaged in. The film begins with a narrative and action sequence that is awesome, and then goes into the "status quo" setting of the "shire" of hobbits, much like the status quo setting of films like "Women of Dolwyn". From there, we get an amazing story of four hobbits who embark on a journey of utmost importance, joined by a wizard, an elf, a dwarf, and two men. The direction is stunning. The motivation even better explained than in the Tolkien books. This is a masterpiece.

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A Review by Geronimo1967 8

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2023-09-02

So now that the picture houses across the UK are beginning to reopen, this is the third film I've settled down to watch in front of a huge b... read more

So now that the picture houses across the UK are beginning to reopen, this is the third film I've settled down to watch in front of a huge big screen - and it's a belter. You can only wonder at the sheer imagination of JRR Tolkien and of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens as they adeptly adapt this epic tale of power for a new generation. Certainly, it over-hams the accents - maybe just a few too many "rrrs" in "Arrragorrrrn" but otherwise it's a feast for senses. When the hairy-footed Hobbit "Bilbo" (Sir Ian Holm) gets to eleventy-one he sets off to write his life-story with the elves. He leaves his possessions - including a mysterious ring - to Frodo (Elijah Wood). When visiting wizard "Gandalf" (Sir Ian McKellen) identifies it as the epitome of wickedness that puts all of their lives are in danger, "Frodo" and his lifelong friend "Sam" (Sean Astin) must flee their bucolic happiness. This first instalment of the trilogy tracks the journey of the hobbits as they meet "Stryder" (Viggo Mortensen) and together try to evade the pursuing wraith attempting to get to "Elrond" the Elvish king in "Rivendell" and decide what is best to do with this evil, seemingly indestructible talisman. Their only solution proves to be returning the ring to the lava-filled cavern of "Mount Doom" where it was forged: only there can it's corruption be defeated. The brave hobbits, together with two men, an elf and a dwarf set out to accomplish this all but impossible task fighting the weather, evil orcs, malevolent magic and the harsh terrain on their treacherous way. It's the ultimate fantasy adventure; that sticks to the spirit, if not to every word, of the original work. The effects both in make-up and from the computer are expertly applied creating a real sense of tension and peril that compliments, rather than subsumes, the actual action and beautiful cinematography of the New Zealand scenery through which our intrepid gang must travel. This is probably the weakest of the three episodes as it takes a good hour to get going; but once it does and the "Fellowship" takes firmer form with a superb John Howard-Davies; a handsome Orlando Bloom and even the usually wooden Sean Bean raises his game to give us as a truly cracking, at times quite scary adventure that is magnificently scored by the inspired Howard Shore. This is not really a film that works on the telly - however large the screen may be. To do justice to the creativity of all concerned it just has to be given the respect it deserves and be seen in the cinema. If you get a chance, you should go see it (again!).

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A Review by NeoBrowser

Brooking no argument, history should quickly regard Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship Of The Ring as the first instalment of the best fantasy epic in motion picture history. This statement is worthy of investigation for several reasons. Fel...

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A Review by NeoBrowser 10

Written by NeoBrowser on 2013-07-20

Brooking no argument, history should quickly regard Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship Of The Ring as the first instalment of the best fantasy epic in motion picture history. This statement is worthy of i...

read more
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A Review by gdeveloper 10

Written by gdeveloper on 2017-11-01

An epic movie if I ever saw one. Captivating and just plain fun to watch. This movie is, indeed, art....

read more
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A Review by Wuchak 7

Written by Wuchak on 2018-03-10

Tolkien’s adventure/fantasy LOOKS and SOUNDS fabulous, but is not without flaws. RELEASED 2001 and directed by Peter Jackson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” adapts the first pa...

read more
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A Review by LadyGreenEyes 8

Written by LadyGreenEyes on 2018-12-16

Overall, I give this four stars. Not five, because some of the changes really bug me, as a long-time Tolkien fan, but a solid four. The casting, to start, was brilliant. Sean Astin was the abso...

read more
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A Review by JPV852 9

Written by JPV852 on 2020-09-13

Lost count how many times I've seen the "The Fellowship of the Ring" but still fantastic after all these years, epic on every level and just all around entertaining, the 3.5 running time just flies by...

read more
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A Review by narrator56 8

Written by narrator56 on 2020-11-09

Well, I wouldn’t read this review if you are a true fan of fantasy adventure epics, because I am not. Don’t get me wrong, I like this movie and have watched it a few times over the years, but I have w...

read more
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A Review by r96sk 10

Written by r96sk on 2021-02-16

Magnificent! A great start to the franchise. <em>'The Lord of the Rings'</em> is yet another film series that I am incredibly late to viewing, at least I've finally got around to it... albeit almos...

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A Review by drystyx 10

Written by drystyx on 2023-04-18

This film may be perfect. Based on the fantasy world written by Tolkien, we see the halfling hobbits, the most unlikely of heroes, a breed of human type beings who indulge in pleasures, games, and fu...

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A Review by Geronimo1967 8

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2023-09-02

So now that the picture houses across the UK are beginning to reopen, this is the third film I've settled down to watch in front of a huge big screen - and it's a belter. You can only wonder at the sh...

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