Tolkien

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73% Audience Score73%
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Very enjoyable, well crafted film. I urge you to give it chance.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I'm biased because I love JRR Tolkien, so its obvious why I would give it five stars. That being said, the movie itself could have been longer, and i would have loved to see how they got more into his actual writing process of the hobbit and the lord of the rings. Because them ending with him literally writing down the beginning of the hobbit was a tease. That being said, another criticisim is they don't elaborate just how important Tolkien's roman catholic faith was to him, in fact it does the opposite by even making a villian of the priest who helped raise him. Other than that, solid movie, and I loved it.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    I maybe been a little fanboy, but, I enjoy this movie, even when its boring in most parts and do not make a try to go deep.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Such a beautiful telling of his Tolkien’s life. Left me inspired to read his works again. The photography is warm and paints an enthralling picture of what life in British academia was at the time. The movie was very successful in conveying his love and genius over languages and storytelling. It’s a movie for the family and friends. I recommend it much.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I loved it! It was better than I could've imagined it to be!!!
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I worry that this misses the mark on Tolkien. His deeply ingrained sense of Catholicism and how that most stemmed from the relationship with his guardian. I gave it 5 stars as it was well acted and touched on his love of language and his deep love and belief in fellowship. But I worry that movies will rewrite Tolkien's history as it is done with so much else. But more so I fear the critics have knee jerk reactions to white male protagonists to an extent that it severely sculpts their review.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    I'm only about halfway through the film, but can't say it's very captivating... It's beautifully filmed, and tells a good story, but the entire movie is very one dimensional and lacks any sort of character development.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    I read The Lord of The Rings maybe 25 years ago and it has remained my favourite book to this day. this film is worthwhile watching for any Tolkien fan, it's certainly interesting and enjoyable but there is a sadness throughout the film which is possibly intentional? I don't know.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    I'll admit I had some interest when I heard that a Tolkien biopic was in the works, but now that I've actually seen it, I'm very unsure about who was supposed to want this movie? It's just an unbearably clichéd biopic that makes sure it ticks all the boxes a biopic for some reason must. I don't understand how this formula gets forced in to the real-life story of every person who has ever lived a time that was put to screenplay. It's so boring, and it's so done. Who was crying out for a movie that examined famed author J. R. R. Tolkien when he... went from mildly unpopular at fancy pants school, to mildly popular at fancy pants school? Not when he was writing the most famous fantasy series of all time. Not when he was at war (or at least not more than about a cumulative 6 minutes of flashforwards at war). Not his relationship with C. S. Lewis. Not even about going to codebreaking school. Nope, a young Tolkien whose not very likeable and rather lofty for someone who supposedly comes from such a poor background. It does touch on some references to his future writing, adding a little bit of a fantastical element, but it's so afraid of this, its best element, that really only seems to imply that old mate Jirt wouldn't have come up with a single idea for Lord of the Rings unless some sort of external stimulus for it fell in his lap. Another biopic cliché.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Tolkien is not a movie about lord of the rings! Its a movie about love, deep deep friendship and a good-working community. Its also not an action-movie, rather a movie, which shows a friendly approach and the importance of language.