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

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8

Average Rating: 3.4/4

# of Ratings: 1848

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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Rating of
4/4

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.

Rating of
4/4

felipe - wrote on 05/09/2015

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

Rating of
4/4

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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James
James
Producer

Rating of
4/4

One of the Greats

James - wrote on 09/08/2022


Return of the King is one of my favorite films of all time. It isn’t the strongest cinematic achievement of the trilogy but does best embody the spirit of why I love it. There is a deep passion that Jackson has for this universe and in his directing you see a man who truly enjoys being allowed to finish this story. Nothing in the way the film is shot suggests that Jackson was tired of this trilogy. With Game of Thrones you could see the disinterest the two show runners had in completing the series. It isn’t just Jackson who deserves credit. Without all the cast and crew who worked tirelessly for three years there would be no trilogy.

When you look at Cirith Ungol and Minas Tirith you can tell the people who designed the miniatures still had the dedication. The costumes and …

Aadi srivastava
Aadi srivastava
Rising Star

Rating of
4/4

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 …

Pat
Pat
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

LOTR the ROTK knitpick list

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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