The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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Could use a little more humanity, but it never lacks in eye-popping visuals.
3/4Jackson tries to keep the plates spinning as best he can, but all the bouncing back and forth can't help but become a bit tedious -- even with the breathtaking landscapes and villainous varmints there to distract you from the ricocheting.
The year's greatest adventure, and Jackson's limited but enthusiastic adaptation has made literature literal without killing its soul -- a feat any thinking person is bound to appreciate.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
87/100The storylines are woven together skilfully, the magnificent swooping aerial shots are breathtaking, and the overall experience is awesome.
3.5/4There are flaws, yes, but the film is a breathtaking achievement in its scope.
5/5Nós gosta muito de As Duas Torres.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10/10The appearance of Treebeard and Gollum's expanded role will either have you loving what you're seeing, or rolling your eyes. I loved it! Gollum's 'performance' is incredible!
5/5The gorgeously elaborate continuation of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is so huge that a column of words cannot adequately describe co-writer/director Peter Jackson’s expanded vision of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.
5/5An epic of grandeur and scale that’s been decades gone from the popcorn pushing sound stages of Hollywood.
4/4...a powerful sequel and one of the best films of the year.
4/4Peter Jackson has done the nearly impossible. He has improved upon the first and taken it a step further, richer and deeper. What Jackson has done is proven that no amount of imagination, no creature, no fantasy story and no incredibly outlandish scenery

3/4Seeing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is like having a second date with a woman who made you fall in love at first sight.
It can't be easy starting a movie in the middle, staying in the middle, and then ending it in the middle...
3.5/4While this movie, by necessity, lacks Fellowship’s heart, Two Towers outdoes its spectacle.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
5/5Yeah, these flicks are just that damn good. Isn't it great?
3.5/5The film is just a big, gorgeous, mind-blowing, breath-taking mess.
4/4The middle third of an epic nine-hour movie that will doubtlessly shine as one of the most daring and successful accomplishments in cinematic history.
4/4This is one case where you can actually believe the hype -- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is indeed even better than its predecessor.
A[Director Peter] Jackson and his crew have so steeped themselves in the majesty of Tolkien's writing that every frame produces new joys, whether you're a fan of the books or not.
Jackson and co have brought back the value and respect for the term epic cinema.
Awesome creatures, breathtaking scenery, and epic battle scenes add up to another 'spectacular spectacle.'
4/4Visually breathtaking, viscerally exciting, and dramatically moving, it's the very definition of epic adventure.
AMeeting, even exceeding expectations, it's the best sequel since The Empire Strikes Back ... a majestic achievement, an epic of astonishing grandeur and surprising emotional depth.
Although Jackson is doubtless reserving the darkest hours for The Return of the King, we long for a greater sense of urgency in the here and now of The Two Towers.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Average Rating: 8/10
B+Not since Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's Ran have the savagery of combat and the specter of death been visualized with such operatic grandeur.
4/4Peter Jackson and company once again dazzle and delight us, fulfilling practically every expectation either a longtime Tolkien fan or a movie-going neophyte could want.
AThough Frodo's quest remains unfulfilled, a hardy group of determined New Zealanders has proved its creative mettle.
3.5/4Spectacular in every sense of the word, even if you don' t know an Orc from a Uruk-Hai.
One fabulous Middle-earth show.
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Yes, there are some 'middle-chapter' problems, but Peter Jackson's Tolkien adaptation hasn't lost its devastating humanity, its heart-stopping cinematography or its epic sweep.
3/4Once again, director Jackson strikes a rewarding balance between emotion on the human scale and action/effects on the spectacular scale.
2.5/4What Jackson has accomplished here is amazing on a technical level.
This film doesn't change my review of the original, but it does have me eagerly looking forward to the final installment. I liked it a lot!
3/4Though Jackson doesn't always succeed in integrating the characters in the foreground into the extraordinarily rich landscape, it must be said that he is an imaginative filmmaker who can see the forest for the trees.
3.5/5Like its predecessor, Towers ends on an effective cliffhanger; though there is much to marvel at here, the best may still be yet to come.
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