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Year
2003
Runtime
201 min.
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Drama, Adventure, Fantasy
Rating *
8.9
Votes *
789,459
Checks
127,253
Favs
12,564
Dislikes
725
Favs/checks
9.9% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
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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! 6 years 10 months 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!" 7 years 3 months ago
  3. daisyaday's avatar

    daisyaday

    "I am no man." 8 years 9 months ago
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  5. This movie ranks #7 in IMDb's Top 250
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  6. This movie ranks #7 in IMDb's Drama Top 50
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  10. This movie ranks #24 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
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  12. This movie ranks #34 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  13. This movie ranks #36 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  15. This movie ranks #58 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
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  17. This movie ranks #77 in Academy Award - Best Picture
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  18. This movie ranks #101 in Butler's Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  19. This movie ranks #102 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  20. This movie ranks #118 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
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