The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Reviews

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November 18, 2013
An enthusiastic visionary set loose on one of the biggest playgrounds ever constructed, Jackson brings more personality to the series' first installment, The Fellowship Of The Ring, than typically seeps into a franchise of this magnitude.
November 18, 2013
The New Zealander director Peter Jackson, who wrote the screenplay with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, works with enough dramatic tension and pictorial grandeur to sustain us through long periods of complicated exposition and heavy bouts of swordplay.
November 18, 2013
If Fellowship hasn't rescued an otherwise dreadful year, it at least gives us something to look forward to -- same time, next year.
November 18, 2013
Masterfully paced, the movie builds slowly, introducing the mythology, habitats and lifestyles of Tolkien's creatures.
November 18, 2013
Against all odds in an era of machine-made spectaculars, Mr. Jackson and his collaborators have created a film epic that lives and breathes, that's swept by almost palpable weather (much of it stormy).
March 5, 2008
It's full of scenic splendors with a fine sense of scale, but its narrative thrust seems relatively pro forma, and I was bored by the battle scenes.
June 28, 2019
Ian McKellen... does a wonderful job and he really sort of grounds the film.
January 14, 2019
God, it's good.
August 20, 2018
The Fellowship of the Ring is an impressive piece of filmmaking. It is, indeed, intensely faithful to the text, although, unsurprisingly, a great deal of the story is omitted.
February 27, 2018
[Peter] Jackson's ability to maintain the universality of a story is praiseworthy. [Full Review in Spanish]
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