The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The epic climax in the fantasy saga sees all races of Middle Earth, both good and evil, drawn into a war for domination. As Frodo and Sam inch ever closer to their fate in Mordor, Aragorn wrestles with his insecurities about claiming his rightful place as the King of Men.

Winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Visual Effects at the Academy Awards 2004. Best Film (Drama), Golden Globes 2004. Best Film, BAFTA Awards 2004.
2003Rating: M, for epic battle sequences and some scary images200 minsUSA, New Zealand
AdventureFantasyBlockbuster

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The final battle is kind of magnificent. I found myself thinking of the visionary films of the silent era, like Lang ("Metropolis") and Murnau ("Faust"), with their desire to depict fantastic events of unimaginable size and power, and with their own cheerful reliance on visual trickery.

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Variety

Variety

A “King” that earns its crown, Peter Jackson’s final installment in his monumental “The Lord of the Rings” represents that filmmaking rarity — a third part of a trilogy that is decisively the best of the lot.

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