The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Reviews

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November 12, 2014
What an eyeful it is. This is probably the greatest battlepiece composed for the screen since Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible.
November 12, 2014
This film is a towering achievement, and the next installment can't come soon enough.
November 12, 2014
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is like being trapped in a nerd's bedroom.
November 12, 2014
The Two Towers is a satisfying and wholly gripping drama in its own right. Inevitably, Janus-like, it looks back to the Shire, and forward to the hour of doom. And after three hours, you will too.
November 19, 2013
When Gandalf arrives with reinforcements, descending a near-vertical slope using horses where you or I would use snowboards, the spirit of triumphant rampage is something rarely glimpsed since the days of Olivier and Henry V.
November 19, 2013
To live up to expectations, The Two Towers only had to be as good as its predecessor -- and, astoundingly, it's better.
November 19, 2013
The battle for Gollum's mind also provides a fitting teaser conclusion to the second act of a story I'm beginning to wish would never end.
November 19, 2013
Part two is more a straight-ahead action flick, substituting brawn and brawling for the pastoral radiance of the first film.
May 7, 2011
An army of filmmakers led by the director, Peter Jackson, has made the trilogy's central section a ringing testament to the power of motion pictures.
March 5, 2008
More graphic in its violence and more fantastic in its imaginings than the first film.
February 9, 2006
In size and scale, Jackson has redefined the word 'epic' -- but his attention to the small things really gives this series its awesome stature.
August 7, 2004
This second installment in the trilogy ends with Gandalf intoning that the battle for Middle-Earth is about to begin. I'm pumped.
June 19, 2003
Is it too early to say The Lord of the Rings is the best cinematic fantasy trilogy of all time, even with the series' third installment The Return of the King still a year a way?
March 7, 2003
If you're not already on board, you scrabble around as best you can, and this means hard work, which is something rare -- and yes, exhilarating -- in a modern blockbuster.
January 25, 2003
A brilliantly conceived adventure that has the capacity to take your breath away.
January 16, 2003
An essential component of what is now destined to be among the best film franchises of all time.
January 14, 2003
What's remarkable is how immediately, after a full year, The Two Towers seizes your attention, and how urgently it holds you through three seamless, action-packed hours.
January 13, 2003
A thrilling work of film craft.
January 9, 2003
Spectacular in every sense of the word, even if you don' t know an Orc from a Uruk-Hai.
December 23, 2002
The movie is a monument to a talented fan-boy's passion: You emerge into the light with your heart pounding, ears ringing, head swimming, and gasp, 'That's entertainment!'
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