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

Chris Bumbray
DVD Clinic
April 18, 2012

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ronald J. Epstein
DVDTalk.com
November 22, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carsten Scheibe
Digitalvd.de
May 4, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Jane
DVDTalk.com
September 22, 2010

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
May 25, 2010

Excellent, but much violence and scariness.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 23, 2010

'The Return of the King' wins my respect for closing the show in such high style. (Blu-ray Extended Edition set)

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Matt Fuerst
JackassCritics.com
September 18, 2008

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 26, 2008


Exclaim!
August 3, 2007

Abbie Bernstein
Audio Video Revolution
April 24, 2007


Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
February 27, 2007

Full Review | Original Score: A
Fusion3600
DVD Authority.com
February 17, 2007

Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
September 20, 2006

Double-dip it may be, but it'd take 30 years and 40 re-releases before I could find something nasty to say about ROTK.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Dvdrama
July 5, 2005

Brian Balchack
MovieWeb
May 16, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Liam Cullin
Empire Movies
April 14, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Douglas Pratt
Movie City News
February 15, 2005

A dazzling, gripping and triumphant resolution to the series, and a certification that motion pictures can fully replicate the depth and scope of the human imagination.

Full Review | Original Score: A

Moviehole
January 15, 2005

Adam Suraf
In Review
January 15, 2005

Sean Axmaker
St@tic Multimedia
January 10, 2005

There isn't a film in the trilogy that benefits more from the "Extended Edition" treatment.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Collura
Now Playing Magazine
December 28, 2004

[The Extended Edition DVD] is an encyclopedia, a text book, a film school on four discs...

Derek M. Germano
Cinema Laser
December 27, 2004

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 19, 2004

Grandly epic in scale, yet deeply human in emotion, The Return of the King is a fitting capstone to one of modern cinema's greatest gambles.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Yunda Eddie Feng
Movie Metropolis
December 8, 2004

The Extended Edition...really should be called the Distended Edition.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
The Shootin' Surgeon
DVD Clinic
November 23, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Cutting Edge
September 9, 2004

Oliver Korioth
Dvd-Dweeb.com
August 11, 2004

Kevin Hartle
Upcomingdiscs.Com
June 23, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

PreViewed DVD
June 16, 2004

Erick Harper
DVD Verdict
June 12, 2004

Ivana Redwine
homevideo.about.com
June 5, 2004


DVDnett.no
June 5, 2004

| Original Score: 7/7

CinemaZone.dk
June 5, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 6/6

Film Freak Central
June 5, 2004


ComingSoon.net
June 4, 2004

Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
June 3, 2004

As with its two predecessors, the 'regular' DVD release is very nice, pretty much equivalent to most 'special edition' DVDs, save for the absence of audio commentary tracks.

Full Review | Original Score: 91/100

Cinescape
June 2, 2004

Benjamin Willcock
DVDActive.com
June 2, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Ryan Keefer
DVDork.com
June 2, 2004


Boxoffice Magazine
June 2, 2004

Jurgen Fauth
About.com
June 1, 2004

Hard-core fans might want to wait for the extended edition DVD.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Aaron Beierle
CurrentFilm.com
May 26, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

dvdmg.com
May 26, 2004

Jon Bjorling
MovieFreak.com
May 26, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Reel.com
May 26, 2004

| Original Score: 4/4
Mark Zimmer
digitallyOBSESSED.com
May 26, 2004

Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 25, 2004

You can own the theatrical version of this popular academy award winning film now.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
May 24, 2004

LOTR: The Return of the King becomes available for home viewing with something it did not have when it played in theaters: 11 Oscars.

Jules Faber
DVD.net.au
May 23, 2004


Digital Bits
May 22, 2004

David Blair
DVDTalk.com
May 19, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 17, 2004

Once again: You know that the definitive, extended DVD edition of the film is a few months away, so you're probably buying this edition to whet your whistle until then.

Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
May 15, 2004

Estras worthy of a king and a salute to the abilties of the medium- there's just oodles of must see etras here! Read on->

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

Empire Magazine
May 14, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mike Spring
DVD Angle
December 19, 2003