The Lord of the Rings - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lord of the Rings Reviews

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October 23, 2004
Falls far short of the charm and sweep of the original story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2010
The live action version trumps it in every conceivable way; there simply is no comparison. And yet Middle Earth is still better off for its presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 25, 2012
It's a reckless film, blitzing through some plot points and stalling out over others; the lack of a particular rhythm does not do it any favors, and it is certainly not a fast 133 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
March 17, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 3, 2010
Animated adventure too dated and dark for younger kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 7, 2010
Quite simply, those who do not know the characters of Middle Earth going in will not know them coming out.
August 5, 2001
The hobbits all look like Joey Lawrence -- what's up with that?
| Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2001
...a noble effort, original in concept if disappointing in execution.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
I didn't like this film version of Lord of Rings. If it's any comfort, fans won't like it either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2003
It is here we see Bakshi "jump the shark..."
June 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 3, 2012
It looked terrible then and it still does: cartoon characters move differently from live actors, and the attempt to duplicate natural movement ends in stylistic incoherence.
December 3, 2012
Tolkien fans, who are familiar with novels, will find it enjoyble, while others may be confused by the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 14, 2011
A contemporary viewing of The Lord of the Rings is an exercise in outlandishness as well as nostalgia: dreamlike, peculiar.
April 11, 2010
... in retrospect it feels like an elegant, appropriately sized adaptation - with some beautiful animation work.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2010
... dark and fantastical with a mature approach rare in animated films of its day, and Bakshi's rotoscope process creates an unusually fluid and expressive style.
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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