Tolkien Reviews

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May 14, 2019
"Tolkien" doesn't seem all that interested in providing any kind of entertainment.
May 12, 2019
Tolkien may have been the most important modern fantasy author but the movie bearing his name won't stand the test of time.
May 11, 2019
If you're going to tell the story of one of the most imaginative writing minds of the 20th century, why not infuse it with more ... imagination?
May 10, 2019
Why do people keep making films about writers?
May 10, 2019
For a film that seems to aspire to greatness, "Tolkien" is done in by its lack of vision. That was one quality which Tolkien himself was never accused of lacking.
May 10, 2019
Director Dome Karukoski treats Tolkien and his story with reverence, and Hoult plays him with handsome rigidity. But neither the story nor portrayal ever come to life.
June 14, 2019
Fans of Tolkien's writing probably won't discover anything new about the man from this film and the attempts to turn the Somme battlefield into a sort of fiery Middle Earth look painfully contrived. This is a minor biography of a major writer.
June 14, 2019
One of those movies that should work handsomely but somehow doesn't, quite, this is still worth it for LOTR devotees and diehards who'll pick all the in-jokes and hobbit-ish details and tearfully swoon over the timeless love between John and Edith.
June 14, 2019
A very cold film for an author who is always remembered by the warmth of his prose, the overflowing imagination, and his adventurous spirit. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 14, 2019
The imagination of Tolkien the man is a commodity that Tolkien the movie can rarely lay a finger on.
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