The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The first part of Peter Jackon's New Zealand-made fantasy trilogy begins in the bucolic bliss of The Shire, where a short, furry-footed folk called Hobbits dwell. When Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) comes into the possession of an evil magical ring, he is forced to leave home under the advice of a wise old wizard, Gandalf (Ian McKellen). Frodo and three of his kinsfolk are advised by the Elves that the ring must destroyed in the fires of Mt Doom, deep in the dark land of Mordor. So a fellowship sets out on the quest, comprising of four hobbits, two humans, an elf, a dwarf and a wizard.

Best Cinematography, Visual Effects, Makeup and Score at the Academy Awards 2002. Best Film, BAFTA Awards 2002.
2001Rating: PG, Battle violence & fantasy horror178 minsNew Zealand, USA
AdventureFantasyBlockbuster

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

In spite of its stunning special effects and beautiful art direction, the film draws its power mainly from the essence, humanity and skill of its lead actors.

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Time Out

Time Out

Unlike so many big budget productions, the first movie instalment of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth trilogy doesn't condescend to a teenage audience, but creates a sophisticated universe...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Putting formula blockbusters to shame, Fellowship is impeccably cast and constructed with both care and passion.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Mr. Jackson and his collaborators have created a film epic that lives and breathes...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

After sitting through the first three hours, I would have happily sat through another five.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

An excellent film and a ripping yarn of a movie.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Spectacular scenery, stupefying effects and epic scope... a dream come true.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Made with intelligence, imagination, passion and skill, propulsively paced and shot through with an aged-in-oak sense of wonder.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Jackson's flights of fantasy bow before Tokien and are quite unlike anything you are likely to ever see on film.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The Fellowship of the Ring resembles from certain angles nothing so much as a 178-minute electric mandolin solo.

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Salon

Salon

It would be an insult to say the picture merely lives up to its hype; it crashes the meaning of hype, exposing it as the graven image it is.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

So well-made and well-cast that one can have no reservations about the rest of Jackson's monumental creation.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A joyfully conceived work of cinema.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Peter Jackson, the New Zealand director who masterminded this film (and two more to follow, in a $300 million undertaking), has made a work for, and of, our times. It will be embraced, I suspect, by many Tolkien fans and take on aspects of a cult.

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Variety

Variety

The sheer scope and star quotient of the film, accompanied by positive reviews, could place the film as a dark horse contender in several categories.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Jackson deserves to revel in his success. He’s made a three-hour film that leaves you wanting more.

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