Overall Rank: 351
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 339
Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/05/2013
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner, Benedict Cumberbatch
Plot: Bilbo Baggins is swept up on an adventure with Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, in order to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug but before they get to the Lonely Mountain they must pass through the Goblin Caves where Bilbo will find Gollum and a his "precious". -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 07/23/2014
Almost three hours of watching dwarves and one hobbit strolling through Middle-Earth. Lots of padding that adds little to the story. Peter Jackson is entering the "1990s George Lucas" mindset of his career it would seem. God help us all.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/07/2014
Bilbo Baggins is swept up on an adventure with Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, in order to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug but before they get to the Lonely Mountain they must pass through the Goblin Caves where Bilbo will find Gollum and a his "precious". This movie had a lot of mixed reviews but I didn't get the hate for this movie. this movie had good visual effect's/good score/this movie does get slow at the start but at the secord part it get aweosme.
Owen McKenna - wrote on 02/02/2014
Owen McKenna Rio Rancho, NM. I found the first third of the movie to be kind of slow. Overall I enjoyed the movie. I am looking forward to the next movie. If you are a LOTR fan, I highly recommend this film.
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 05/15/2018
I might be lynched by the whole middle-earth fan club.
This is what I wrote on my FaceBook months ago.
Saw it today at the cinema … And what a disappointment ! Throw together the “Lord of rhe Rings” films. Shake them well and use the magisterial scenery, the compelling soundtrack and the magic of the world of Tolkien. Include some recycled scenes that didn’t make it through the final editing, update sequences of the best action scenes and voila … we’re off for a 3-part marathon session again. In other words, the same old stuff dressed up in new clothes. It remains a mystery to me how they managed to make such a long movie from such a tiny little book. Wild guess … pure profit ! So Peter Jackson, shame on you. You’ve fallen for the big bucks … yeak!
I saw it afterwards once …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 04/08/2016
Unerwartet mag das richtige Wort sein, denn nach zehn Jahren bringt Peter Jackson nun Tolkiens viel weniger umfangreiches und freundlicheres Kinderbuch The Hobbit als Dreiteiler auf die Leinwand. Tolkiens netter Roman wird genauso aufgeblasen wie Peter Jacksons vorige Trilogie und das funktioniert, indem alle Konfrontationen, die Hintergrundgeschichte und jedes Detail ihren Raum bekommen. Mehr noch: Jackson baut Querverweise zum Ring auf, die das Buch gar nicht kennt. Genauso unerwartet kommt die technische Seite daher: The Hobbit wurde mit dem HFR Verfahren, High Frame Rate hergestellt: 48 Bilder pro Sekunde statt bis dato 24. Jackson auf der Mission, die Welt von der neu entdeckten Schärfe zu überzeugen! Kein Zweifel, Jackson ging mit Elan und Spass ans Werk und der britische Komiker …
Yojimbo - wrote on 06/09/2015
Gandalf "volunteers" an unassuming hobbit to aid a dwarf prince in reclaiming his once great kingdom, lost to a terrifying dragon. Peter Jackson delves once more into the world of Middle Earth in this story set many years before the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but it becomes increasingly obvious that the source material is stretched to the very limit. The plot, such as it is, is nothing more than the group travelling to a mountain and being chased along the way by a tag team of cartoon monsters. Once again Jackson displays a penchant for allowing narrative story telling to take a back seat to unnecessary visual spectacle, the escape from the goblin caves in particular just looks like someone playing a level from a video game. The flimsy plot, songs and sentimentality combines with a …
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aliena - wrote on 2013-02-18 02:12
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Sci-FI Movie Guru - wrote on 2013-02-07 06:18
Growing up I read the Hobbit many times and it got my imagination always worked overtime. I did not believe they could ever make a movie that could match what I made up. I was wrong. Each moment that unfolded on the screen was so close to what I remembered as a kid. I was also so glad Peter Jackson did not try and condense this down into one film. He knows and loves the Series and it shows in what he brings to the screen. Though I would have loved to have seen all three with in awseek, I …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 2012-12-17 14:31
So, was the 84.8 million December record opening a good enough total for The Hobbit, or were you expecting more?The most interesting numbers coming out is that the 48 fps IMAX showings averaged $44,000 per theater (as opposed to the $33,000 per theater average of regular 24 fps IMAX showings). Maybe the new format will work after all.
Kayla - wrote on 2012-11-17 10:09
Could you guys just end it with the big business and just see it as the movie. Come on. If anyone, like me, enjoys any of Tolkien's books, they would appreciate that Jackson is bringing it life. In a way that others can understand it. That is if they can at least sit through it. &nbsp;Yeah some of the little details are off like Hobbits are much smaller then dwarves but who cares. Just shut up, wait for it to release, and enjoy it. - Sincerely, a girl who likes content, not price.