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 25, 2019
Tolkien is the kind of movie that will give no joy to fans of his fantasy fiction.
June 25, 2019
Well-directed with a close eye by journeyman Finnish director Dome Karukoski, the film looks handsome and offers a well-rounded look at the English class system while also providing insights into the inspirations behind Tolkien's visions.
June 21, 2019
Tolkien is innocuous but uninspiring.
June 21, 2019
If you've never read up about the author, this might work for you, but any passing familiarity with Tolkien means you won't learn anything you didn't already know.
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