The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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  "An accomplished movie for everyone who ever longed to hit the road and who welcomes adventure."
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-- Jeffrey M. Anderson, COMBUSTIBLE CELLULOID
  "Battle-scene overkill aside, there's no denying the eye-popping majesty of Jackson’s epic spectacle."
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-- Todd Anthony, SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL
A-  "The movie year's most compelling thrill ride."
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-- William Arnold, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
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3.5/4  "Prueba fehaciente de que la creatividad y el empeño de su director son más que sobrados."
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-- Jorge Avila Andrade, MOVIOLA
A+  "It's obvious that the editors were hard pressed to leave any of this splendid film on the cutting room floor. Lucky for us."
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-- Bruce Bennett, SPECTRUM (ST. GEORGE, UTAH)
  "What could have been a monumental failure has become one of the greatest examples of how to bring a classic book to the screen."
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-- Charlie Brown, FILMSTEW.COM
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  "If Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was the Citizen Kane of martial arts films, The Lord of the Rings does the same thing for the fantasy quest genre."
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-- Robert W. Butler, KANSAS CITY STAR
4.5/5  "Becomes breathless in a way that even Tolkien couldn’t manage; the second half feels like the kind of grand action picture we’d been missing all year."
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-- Shay Casey, DAILY-REVIEWS
A+  "At this point, I have no negative criticism to offer. I am speechless."
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-- Jim Chastain, NORMAN TRANSCRIPT
10/10  "By the time its three hours were over, I found myself out of breath."
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-- Jeffrey Chen, WINDOW TO THE MOVIES
  "For all of its good choices, there’s something deeply wanting about Jackson’s vision"
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-- Jason Clark, MATINEE MAGAZINE

3/5  "It's a satisfying adaptation."
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-- Jason Anderson, EYE WEEKLY
2/4  "definitely an epic undertaking, long with intermittent brazen fight scenes"
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-- Ross Anthony, HOLLYWOOD REPORT CARD
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4/4  "The bar has been raised, and the world of film entertainment will hereinafter be better for it. "
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-- Jeanne Aufmuth, PALO ALTO WEEKLY
  "In the end, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring succeeds as the event blockbuster that it was so clearly designed to be."
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-- Joe Baltake, SACRAMENTO BEE
3/4  "For once, here's a gigantic-budget movie that wears its outsized grandiosity well and lives up to its hype and ambition."
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-- Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWIRE
B-  "It's a collection of spectacular set pieces without any sense of momentum driving them into one another. The damn thing just goes on and on."
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-- Sean Burns, PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY
  "An experience audiences are unlikely to forget."
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-- Paul Cantin, JAM! MOVIES
A  "a jaw-droppingly successful film adaptation...stunning on every level"
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-- Carlo Cavagna, ABOUTFILM.COM
3.5/4  "There are moments in The Fellowship of the Ring that I have only seen in my most winsome and wildest fantasies."
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-- Walter Chaw, FILM FREAK CENTRAL
3/4  "I’m positive that when all three have been released, we’ll be looking at a complete, inspiring epic from Peter Jackson. But we’re only a third of the way there."
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-- Erik Childress, EFILMCRITIC.COM
A  "My only complaint about installment number one of the trilogy is that I have to wait for so long for the rest."
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-- Robin Clifford, REELING REVIEWS
A-  "Jackson's films are sure to take the "Star Wars" mantle as beloved mythic epic for a new generation."
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-- Laura Clifford, REELING REVIEWS
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  "Even if you're not a fantasy fan, The Fellowship of the Ring has everything you could want in almost any kind of film. It is joyous, mythic, elegiac and, most importantly, cinematic."
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-- Duane Dudek, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
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  "Certainly the most rousing and ambitious adventure film of many years and bodes well for the future of the Tolkien fan."
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-- John Anderson, NEWSDAY
  "It has real passion, real emotion, real terror, and a tactile sense of evil."
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-- David Ansen, NEWSWEEK
4/4  "With this production, Jackson has used The Lord of the Rings to re-invent fantasy for the cinema in the same way that the novel provided the blueprint for the written word."
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-- James Berardinelli, REELVIEWS
4/4  "Not since the original Star Wars trilogy has film dipped into myth and emerged with the kind of weight and heft seen in Peter Jackson's first installment of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy."
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-- Jay Carr, BOSTON GLOBE
  "Not since Gone With The Wind more than 60 years ago has a movie held up as well to the original book."
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-- Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.COM
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5/5  "An excellent film and a ripping yarn of a movie."
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-- Richard Corliss, TIME MAGAZINE
3/4  "A well-crafted and sometimes stirring adventure."
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-- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
A  "Whatever it is that makes great movies stand apart from great theater or great literature, this film has it."
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-- Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
  "Jackson's film feels like an honest attempt to use the power of cinema to engage the imagination and senses in deep-ranging and seriously engaged myth."
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-- Eric Harrison, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
  "Jackson's adaptation is certainly successful on its own terms."
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-- J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

3/4  "...patience through the long stretches will be rewarded with some fine examples of pure cinema magic."
-- David Cornelius, HOLLYWOOD BITCHSLAP
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