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Year
2003
Runtime
201 min.
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Rating *
8.9
Votes *
789,459
Checks
120,645
Favs
11,816
Dislikes
670
Favs/checks
9.8% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. Synanceiidae's avatar

    Synanceiidae

    The extended edition is pretty damn long, but it's never boring.. and even after 4 fucking hours you feel sorry for its ending. A trully magic and epic masterpiece! 4 years 1 month ago
  2. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    Nearly 10 years on and I think it's safe to say this is an unparallelled masterpiece of fantasy film making and one of the best films ever. The effects and spectacle are stirring and devastating for sure, the second half just rockets, but that's not why this film ages so well - the acting is across the board excellent (special note to Sean Astin and Andy Serkis), the production design is ornate and detailed (I particularly like the colour grading), and of course the score - my God, the score - is just sheer magic. There are plenty of moments that just leave you gasping, chilled, deeply moved, booing, laughing, cheering, even crying. The tone is powerful, dark, and demands the audience's attention fully over 4 hours, despite what some might (incorrectly) see as pompousness and overuse of tropes: this series ultimately triumphs as a deep and mature meditation on the evils of industry, friendship through trial, accepting mortality in the face of staggering odds, and the triumph of the human spirit over negative base instincts. It also served as a work that helped push fantasy into much greater social acceptability. The source material still rides above it in a few key sections (namely that the acrid stench of villainy is truly given its due in written form), but overall this is a majestic and crowdpleasing work, and a labour of love that will still take some time to top in its field. The extended-cut DVD trilogy requires sequential viewing over the course of a day, as has become commonplace for many, and should take pride of place in any movie fan's collection. "Hail the victorious dead!" 4 years 7 months ago
  3. Pred4Ever's avatar

    Pred4Ever

    My favorite of the trilogy! 3 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in Adventure
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  9. This movie ranks #16 in All-Time Worldwide Box office
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  12. This movie ranks #36 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  13. This movie ranks #38 in MovieSense 101
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  14. This movie ranks #54 in All Time Box Office
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  15. This movie ranks #58 in BAFTA - Best Film
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  16. This movie ranks #67 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  17. This movie ranks #77 in Academy Award Best Pictures
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  18. This movie ranks #101 in Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  19. This movie ranks #118 in Golden Globe Best Picture Winners
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  20. This movie ranks #438 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  21. This movie ranks #543 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  22. This movie ranks #559 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  23. This movie ranks #925 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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