Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 8

Average Rating: 3.4/4

# of Ratings: 1844

Theatrical Release Date: 12/17/2003

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Peter Jackson

Actors: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies

Plot: Frodo and Sam try to destroy "the one ring" while the rest fight their way through battles to help Frodo and Sam. Frodo is tempted, can Sam save him?

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019

Tolkien's novels were at one time considered unfilmable. Peter Jackson proved that wrong with one of the greatest final entry of any trilogy in cinema and it's two stunning predecessors.

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felipe - wrote on 05/09/2015

mos epic movie of all time although the most battle scene are CGI

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coolefect - wrote on 04/04/2015

spectacular conclusion to end epic journey. this movie is not about walking but you can get anymore in this film. very recommend and the lord of the rings trilogy is the greatest cinematic achievement ever. that's fact.

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A grand crowning achievement.

Aadi srivastava - wrote on 03/21/2018

The trilogy has been finished and it has all come to an end. The film is very unique but it has ended very well. The story starts off with Frodo and Sam almost finishing their journey to mount doom to destroy the one ring. In the end, the ring is finally destroyed and Sauron and his armies are wiped out and the king returns and the fellowship is reunited. The best thing about the return of the king is when the two hobbits finally destroy the ring and Sauron and his armies perish and his power is brought down. The film direction is well made and the acting is a blast.

The film special effects are surprising. But what I didn't like about the film was it's running time but still the film manages to work very well. I have never seen a film like this before and I was surprised about the …


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Pat - wrote on 05/31/2016

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is unique. One may say, "I love the Return of the King and Fellowship, but the Two Towers is my personal favorite." My point is that with most film trilogies, you are gonna easily be able to isolate a favorite film out the three. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an exception. Peter Jackson dove into this project with an intention to film the whole trilogy in one 15 month shoot, and his intentions exceeded his and everyone's expectations. Sure, a ton of deviation from JRR Tolkien's beloved books was implemented throughout the movies, but the way that it was reflected onto screen was beyond brilliant and greatly complemented the masterful work of Tolkien. Let’s knitpick the final film of the three!

I adore the heck out of this movie, but there is one …


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Makes the other two look modest.

memento_mori - wrote on 08/09/2013


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is considered the best of the trilogy, and for good reason.
It has all the good stuff of the last two movies blended together in this conclusion. It has the great characters again, the better developed journey, a better filled runtime and was one of the greatest endings to a trilogy ever. Plus, this time bigger is better.

But with a lot of greats also come some problems.
A lot of people have brought up the flaws, the main one being the trillion endings. And I agree.
The way the film concluded left me irritated. Whenever it looked like it was going to end, the black would fade into another scene again. And honestly, they could have left it at the first fade to black. The ring was destroyed, Frodo and Sam had found peace and …

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Alex Krajci - wrote on 2022-01-16 19:57

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003): Academy Awards Wins (Alternate)
Best Picture - Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Best Director - Peter Jackson
Best Adapted Screenplay - Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Best Art Direction - Dan Hennah, Alan Lee, Grant Major
Best Costume Design - Richard Taylor, Ngila Dickson
Best Film Editing - Jamie Selkirk
Best Make-Up - Richard Taylor, Peter King
Best Original Score - Howard …

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