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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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


The fate of civilization rests in the ancient One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are ruthless in their search for it. Frodo Baggins,a young hobbit, finds himself inheriting the life changing ring and stepping into legend.

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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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