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

June 18, 2019
For 2004 [the special effects] look great.
April 17, 2019
Peter Jackson's place in cinematic history is cemented with The Return of the King and now Star Wars seems like a film made a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
February 19, 2019
The Return of the King is really the heart of this cinematic masterpiece.
January 14, 2019
At a whopping, hilarious, 4.20 duration for the extended version, Return of the King is the Oscar-winning, magnum opus of the franchise.
February 28, 2018
This atavistic Christians-vs-Moors narrative doesn't belong in the present day, and that's no doubt why so many people are addicted to it: it's so ideologically overstated that it can easily be brushed off as harmlessly quaint escapism.
February 27, 2018
The sense of closure is exquisite, but I'm not sure I'm able to forgive Peter Jackson for the three years that he has taken to put it on the screen. The wait has been excruciating.
February 27, 2018
[It[ almost needs no review. If you liked, or disliked, either of the first two films, this one offers more of the same, with the emphasis on the "more."
December 14, 2017
Viggo Mortensen's Aragorn is the good king of the title, and while the actor may look fetching in a crown and cloak, he doesn't have half of the gravitas of Sean Bean's Boromir in the first film.
August 23, 2017
Ultimately, the chief difference between this film and its two predecessors is the presence of resolution. The story ends, just like we all knew it would. And there's something inherently disappointing about that.
December 8, 2014
This is the crowning glory -- a cinematic feat that satisfies at every level.
December 8, 2014
Satisfyingly, Astin's Sam grows the most here, coming into his heroic own. His big eyes, gazing adoringly and beseechingly at the tormented Frodo, speak volumes about loyalty and bravery.
December 8, 2014
For all its mythic, metaphorical weight, The Return of the King and its two predecessors finally speak to the dignity and humanity of the smallest among us. And the best movie masterpieces have always been made of such common stuff.
December 8, 2014
The third part of Peter Jackson's monumental Lord Of The Rings trilogy fully lives up to its predecessors.
December 8, 2014
It may not beat The Two Towers for sheer spectacle and thrill, but this is still some feat.
December 8, 2014
The best part in the best movie trilogy of all time.
November 19, 2013
In Return of the King, the battle for the very survival of Middle Earth and all its fantastical creations will be fought, and unless you are a congenital buzz-kill, you will feel the urgency, terror, and sweeping import of it all.
November 19, 2013
I'm still not as blissed out by this trilogy as are hardcore fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien novels or filmgoers who revel in endless battle scenes. Still, this end chapter is as visually spectacular -- with its mythological creatures -- as movies get.
November 19, 2013
A worthy conclusion to a modern epic. Don't worry that your expectations will be too high -- Return Of The King will exceed them all.
November 19, 2013
Peter Jackson deservedly won the best director Oscar for this powerful and enchanting concluding episode to his massively ambitious adaptation of JRR Tolkien's trilogy.
November 19, 2013
The grand finale of Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy meets the high expectations set up by its two predecessors.