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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Reviews

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Scott Chitwood

If you liked the first two Lord of the Rings movies, you're going to really enjoy Return of the King. It's as good, if not better than the first two films.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 10/10

February 7, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Almost nothing in this ultimate J.R.R. Tolkien episode rings true, least of all its empty spectacle of digital effects. The sum total is Two Towers and more of babel.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

February 5, 2004
Mark Sells
Film Threat

It's a bittersweet finale to one gigantic masterpiece, rich with character, ambience, and exhilarating action.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 27, 2004
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury

Jackson's Hole

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 25, 2004
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

This brand of strenuous adaptation is some kind of achievement, for sure.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: B+

January 21, 2004
Glen Oliver
IGN Movies

One of the most visceral theatrical experiences of all time.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 19, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Pops your eyes, excites your senses and brings you in as close as a whisper for scenes of startling emotion.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 15, 2004
Jason Anderson

Really, the film offers an embarrassment of riches to anyone caught up in Jackson's own mad quest to portray Tolkien's universe in all its manly glory.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 4/5

January 15, 2004
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

The resounding climax to a landmark in cinema history.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

January 15, 2004
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

Jackson's movies are a triumph of cinematic voice, much like Tolkien's books are a triumph of literary voice.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 15, 2004
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment

The epic cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary masterwork comes to a satisfying conclusion with this third and final installment.

Full Review Source: Radio Free Entertainment | Original Score: 9/10

January 15, 2004
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

...achieves a resonance not frequently matched in cinema of any genre -- its boundless fraternity and hopefulness make it truly something special.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: A

January 9, 2004

Jackson's films do linger on the battle scenes, but they're otherwise more faithful to the books than anyone could reasonably have hoped.

Full Review Source: MSNBC

January 8, 2004
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Not one of the 10 best films of the year, but it would be no surprise if it walks off with many major awards.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B+

January 6, 2004
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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As I watched this film, an eager victim of its boundless will to astound, I found my loyal memories of the book beginning to fade.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 6, 2004
Kevin Carr
Film Threat

Still a good movie, but it's weak on plot compared to its predecessor.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 6, 2004
Peter Lowry
Film Threat

Eye-candy and grand events with no real substance.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

January 6, 2004
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... The Return of the King, is not only the best of the trilogy, but also one of the most amazing pieces of entertainment to grace the big screen.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 4/4

January 5, 2004
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Marred, somewhat, by overlength, occasional silliness, and cloying characters, LOTR3 is nevertheless a technical marvel... and a fitting end to a one-of-a-kind series.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 3/4

January 5, 2004
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Overlong, takes itself way too seriously and a case of much ado about nothing . . .

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

January 5, 2004
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