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22,136 Ratings

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by Peter Jackson
United States, New Zealand, 2001
Action, Fantasy, Adventure


A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Directed by Peter Jackson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | 4 wins including: Best Cinematography

2002 | 9 nominations including: Best Picture

American Film Institute Awards

2002 | 3 wins including: Movie of the Year

2002 | Nominee: Composer of the Year

National Board of Review

2001 | 3 wins including: Best Supporting Actress

BAFTA Awards

2002 | 5 wins including: Audience Award

2002 | 9 nominations including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Critics reviews

I was impressed by the scale of the visuals—which include real landscapes, sets, and uncanny amalgamations of the two—and the dreamlike and metaphysical appeals to the imagination made by the contrast between their vastnesses and the tiny human figures within them, which call to mind the fantasy locations of Mervyn Peake as well as Tolkien. For this reason alone, I was happier watching The Lord of the Rings than any of the chapters of Star Wars, becoming bored only during the battle scenes.
December 20, 2001
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