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Tolkien is a movie starring Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, and Colm Meaney. The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Other Titles
Ponas Tolkinas, Толкин, トールキン 旅のはじまり, Middle Earth, 托爾金傳
Running Time
1 hours 52 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Romance, Biography, Drama, War
Dome Karukoski
Stephen Beresford, David Gleeson
Derek Jacobi, Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the "fellowship" apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

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Rose Freeman

The true story of the rise of modern history and world war. As the story begins, a young boy enters a castle inhabited by dragons. From there, he sees the dead dragon's body flying in the sky, and sees a door to a world where the dragons were used as currency. The boy, named Bilbo Baggins, is then introduced to an elf named Gandalf. The story of the hobbit (or hobbit-riding) is brought to the next level, by Gandalf's quest to find the map of the lost city of Erebor. This is a movie that has one of the most fantastic, amazing and enchanting stories ever told. The scenery is stunning and the score is amazing. This movie is worth watching, and will be remembered for years to come. 9/10.

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Judy Hicks

This is the kind of movie you should not be afraid of seeing. I am a fan of Tolkien, and I feel that this movie was an excellent adaptation of the book. The acting was superb, and the story was gripping, with a bit of action. If you are a Tolkien fan, you'll probably love this movie, but if you are not a Tolkien fan, you'll probably not enjoy it. If you are looking for a movie that will entertain you, but not be too heavy, you'll probably enjoy this movie. It's not a film for kids, but it is a film for adults.

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I really enjoy this film. It's not as good as LOTR but I think it is well worth seeing. I'm not a Tolkien fan so I'm not going to compare the two films. However, it was really great to see that the director could take all of Tolkien's words and put them in an entertaining and enjoyable film. I have to say that the acting in the film was really good, especially in the scenes with the dwarfs. The dwarf queen was really scary and well acted. The dwarfs are really funny and engaging. The actors are very good and you really get to know them. It's really interesting to see the different reactions of different races of dwarfs to the dwarves. It was really great to see how different races and races of people can react to the dwarfs. I think the movie is very entertaining and well made. I like the way that the director portrayed the dwarfs and the dwarfs reactions to them. I also like the music. It was really good and I liked the way it was used. It made the movie more memorable and the movie was well-acted and made for good entertainment.

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Rebecca Murray

If you want to know what the people who wrote these books really thought, go read the book. Then read the movie. Not only is it a movie, it's a book, which is still quite important, and is the most powerful and moving book ever written. It is the most loved and respected, and will remain so for centuries to come. So read the book. Now go out and see it!

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Joyce F.

This movie is very powerful, and very moving. It is about the horrors of war and the lives of ordinary people caught in it. It also shows how hard it is to do what we want in life when we have no one to support us. The stories that are told are not only told in the eyes of the main character, but in the eyes of everyone who is close to him. The story tells of the fate of a young soldier, his mother and his mother's lover. The movie gives us a wonderful view of a part of the world where there are no more wars. The end of the movie is very important. It shows that no matter what happens, love conquers all.

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I have not read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, so I was unfamiliar with the plot. This movie is very similar to Lord of the Rings, but much more action-packed and emotional. The acting was great, the plot was good, and the characters were just as good. The battle scenes were amazing, the battles looked real and did not look fake. The love scenes were also great, because they were portrayed very realistically. The directing was great, I loved the editing. This is my favorite movie of all time and I would definitely recommend it to everyone. This is the type of movie that you need to see twice to understand it. It is a must-see for every one. This is a film that everyone should see. This is my favorite film of all time and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

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Julia S.

I had never heard of the movie until I was home on a Friday afternoon. I had nothing else to do so I figured why not? I had never read the books so I didn't know what to expect. However, I wasn't expecting to be as entertained as I was. This movie was truly an amazing experience. I was hooked from the beginning to the end. There were so many emotions going on. I cried at the end, it was so emotional. It was also quite violent, which I personally didn't mind because it was a war movie. Overall, it was an amazing movie. If you haven't seen it, go see it! I'm not giving it any more than what it is. 10/10

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The story, about an unlikely romance between an American boy and a German girl, tells us the story of two people who are separated from one another and are reunited by the unifying force of love. The central message of the story is about the need for love, and the importance of it. There is a great deal of humor throughout the film, which is very effective. The music is outstanding, and the characters, especially the German girl, are very well developed. A great film.

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I first read LOTR as a child. I'm a bit of a Tolkien addict, and for the first time, it really hit me that the man was truly amazing. The themes of the book were presented in a way that had me wondering why I hadn't read it earlier. The first film adaptation is a beautiful work, and I would have been happy to see the whole trilogy remade. Unfortunately, this is the only version I've ever seen. I only saw it the other day, and I just got it on DVD, so I'm now able to give it a second chance. I've read some of the criticism of the film, but it is not a failure. While I don't know all the words to "The Return of the King," I do know it was very faithful to the original story. The film is also very moving. I won't go into detail, but I'm sure you can find some reason to agree with me. The cast, I think, are perfect for their roles. I think Sean Bean was a very good choice for Frodo. He is exactly what the character is, someone who just wants to be left alone. Sean Bean is perfect. The only person I can't really agree with is Tom Bombadil. I think the character is extremely flawed, and the way he is portrayed is more harmful than helpful. I understand that the character is meant to be something of a dark, evil force, but I think the character has a lot of flaws, and the way they're shown is just not very nice. Tom Bombadil is a frightening, fantastic character. I think the character could have been much more in this film, and in the book. I'd also like to point out that a lot of the criticisms I've read are not fair. The film was made in a way that was intended to be a tribute to the book, and was obviously not meant to replace the book. I also want to point out that the book is not very accurate, and the film is not supposed to be an accurate adaptation of the book. I also think it's important to note that the original movie was very different than the final version. I thought the movie was better than the book, and the original version is far more faithful to the book than the film version. If you want to see the film, I recommend seeing the original version first. It's not perfect, but it's far more faithful to the book than the film version.

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This movie has been one of my favorite movies since it came out. I was waiting to see it, and after reading a few reviews I was pretty sure I would be disappointed. However, I went to see it, and I was not disappointed. There are a few things I liked about it: The acting was pretty good, the music was good, and the character development was good. However, the movie did not feel like a long film, but rather a long movie that had a very good beginning, a good middle, and a good ending. I felt the movie would have been better if it had a shorter length. Also, the characters were not developed enough. I was hoping for more character development, especially as I have only seen one or two of the actors in the movie. The two main characters were not developed enough. The ending of the movie was very good. It was like a happy ending. However, I think the ending was too perfect, it was not realistic, and did not give me a feeling of "I don't want to see this ending again". There were a few scenes where I had to rewind it to see what the ending was like. In conclusion, I give this movie a 9/10.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a spectacular achievement and a cinematic masterpiece. The characters are all beautifully brought to life with vivid and realistic portrayals. The acting is absolutely incredible and the cast is just amazing. The effects are astonishing and make you feel like you are actually there in Middle Earth. The cinematography is stunning. The characters are all played with great skill and with great imagination. The story is great, the special effects are stunning, and the acting is phenomenal. I have seen this movie 3 times now and I can never get tired of it. The soundtrack is amazing and it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. There are so many ways you can watch this movie. There are movies that you can watch alone or with friends or with family. The movies are not as long as they seem, they are just as good as they look. This movie is an amazing achievement and a cinematic masterpiece. It is a must-see. My rating: 9/10. A+

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Judith Fuller

This movie is a great adaptation of a classic book. I have read the book and saw the movie, and both are awesome. The acting is good, the direction is good, the story is great. I like the music. The story is very important to the book and the movie and it does not seem like there is much to add to it. The effects are good, the battle scenes are great, and the ending is great. I would recommend it to anyone who has read the book and watched the movie. I do not think it would be good to watch it without reading the book first.

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Charles L.

I have read all of Tolkien's stories and I enjoyed this movie immensely. The acting was excellent. It was amazing to see how much the characters have grown. I do think that the production was a bit more obvious in some scenes than others, but I don't think it was distracting. I think the screenplay was very good. It was not bad at all. I have watched it several times and still have no problems with the movie. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys movies.

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I just saw this film, and was stunned by the quality of the film. The acting was superb, the story was intriguing, and the scenery was beautiful. It was also amazing to see the effects that had been created for this film. I am a Tolkien lover, and this was one of the few films I could watch over and over again. I could not believe that I had never seen the first film, as it was so good. This is not a film that you would expect to like, but it was definitely worth seeing. I will give it a 9 out of 10. It will definitely be a movie you will want to see again, but it will not be as good as the first one.

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Michael Baker

Went to see this movie with a friend. It is a very exciting and exciting movie. If you want a movie to just enjoy and not think about it then this is the movie for you. If you want to take in the movie and understand the movie and you want to understand the movie then this is not the movie for you. This movie is a great one to enjoy and understand the movie. I really hope that this movie gets the Oscars and wins many many many Oscars. My brother is one of those people that likes Harry Potter movies so I would be willing to buy the movie. Overall a great movie to watch and enjoy.

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There are quite a few movies made about war. Some are actually about war itself, while others are about the aftermath. "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" is the first to deal with the aftermath. It is the story of the Fellowship, two heroes who are sent on a quest to destroy a ring, a powerful magical object that is supposed to bring peace to the world. "Fellowship" is a very good movie, but it's also very realistic. It deals with situations which are very common in wars, like how a group of soldiers react when they find out that their buddy was killed by enemy soldiers. Also, the characters are very realistic. This is the first time that I can remember when I've seen a movie where the characters were not just good guys or bad guys. They are really complex, and it's not only the soldier who is a hero, but the supporting characters as well. All the characters are really good, but there is also a bit of a problem. There is a character in the movie who is not really in the movie, but I won't reveal who he is. Also, the movie seems to be more of a movie about the journey rather than a movie about the battles. But all these minor things don't really matter in the end. I think the movie is one of the best I have ever seen. 9/10.

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Keith H.

In this stunning adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's magnificent book "The Lord of the Rings," we have the story of a young man who is surrounded by a world of elves, dwarves, and men. This is the story of Frodo Baggins, played by Elijah Wood, who is saddled with the responsibilities of leading the Fellowship of the Ring, an organization of a few men with the quest of destroying the One Ring, a ring that is said to hold the power to bring a thousand years of peace. All that is left to Frodo are the seven magical rings, and if they are destroyed he will forever be a prisoner of the hobbits, and he will be left alone to watch the dark lands that lie ahead. This is an incredible film, both as a movie and as a book. The movie is brilliantly acted, with the actors portraying the characters well. The special effects, such as the One Ring, are very well done. The cast is very well rounded, with Elijah Wood, Ian Mckellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, and Viggo Mortensen all giving superb performances. The movie is visually stunning, and will hold you from beginning to end. I recommend this film to everyone. The characters are very well developed, and you are drawn into the world of the film. I think that this is a must see film, and I think it is worth seeing over and over again. This is one of the best movies of 2005. It is definitely in my top 5 favorites. I give it 9/10.

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Jean N.

I am a die hard Tolkien fan, as I am for the LOTR, and I had never heard of this film before, so I decided to watch it. I was impressed. I thought the film did a wonderful job of portraying a time and place that has not been seen in films until now. The people who worked on the film are people that I have known for years, and all the great actors that are in it, make the film, and add to it, as we all know. I have been to Middle Earth, and loved it. I have read the books, and have read the stories, and the films. I think this film is a wonderful adaptation, and I think it shows how good the books are, in addition to the adaptations. The character of Aragorn is one that I would like to see portrayed. He was the perfect person for the role, and his love for Arwen was portrayed very well. The movie was also very well done, the acting was superb, and the costumes and scenery were also very good. I do not understand the negativity about this film. I thought that it was a great film. I recommend it to everyone, and everyone who likes the LOTR trilogy should see this film, as it is one that everyone should see. If you like the LOTR films, you will like this film.

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If you're an English language speaker, and have read the Lord of the Rings trilogy (with the exception of the first book, The Hobbit), you've likely already seen this film. It was released in the United States in 2012, and I've watched it several times. I've even seen it several times with my son, who has no interest in Tolkien. But I've always enjoyed it. I like the "big picture", as it were. I appreciate the stories' simplicity. I like that it didn't take itself seriously. I appreciate the way the story was told. I appreciate the music. I appreciate that it did not make me think. I've found it to be very engrossing. And, of course, I am a fan of Christopher Tolkien, and I love him in all his works. So, if you like Tolkien, you'll probably enjoy this movie.

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Stephen Bennett

I loved the film. I liked how it showed that sometimes love comes and the sacrifice and suffering is well worth it. It was interesting to see the parallels to the real-life history of the First World War. I didn't like that there were so many scenes in the film that seemed to be inspired by war movies. They were certainly a departure from the original story. But they were certainly interesting to see. I also liked the background music. I thought that it was great. I am glad that the movie did not follow the novel, which would have made it more of a drama and less of a story about Middle-Earth. In my opinion, the book was better because it followed the story line and helped set the characters. The film did not do that.