Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

The first in Jackson's trilogy of films based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkein. Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed. Jackson's amazing visuals bring the imaginary world and mythology of Tolkein to life. The three and a half hour pic stays closer to the original novel than any of the previous efforts (all animated), while still managing to keep a quick enough pace for those unfamiliar with the lengthy literary work. Should get repeated viewing in parents' basements for years to come.

Distribution

New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 178 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Fantasy, Top Grossing Films of 2001, Demons & Wizards, Magic, Road Trip, Big Battles, Books to Film: J.R.R. Tolkien, Inheritance, Top Grossing Films of 2002, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Little People, A River Runs Through the Plot
Screenplay
Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Cast
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis, Marton Csokas
Cinematography
Andrew Lesnie
Director
Peter Jackson
Music
Howard Shore
Other
Hammond Peek, Ken Saville, Malcolm Cromie, John Gilbert, (Peter) Joe Bleakley, Rob Otterside, Phil Ivey, Mark Robins, Ngila Dickson, Richard Taylor, Grant Major, Jim Rygiel
Producer
Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders, Wingnut Films, New Line Cinema

Awards

Oscars 2001: Cinematog.; British Acad. 2001: Director (Jackson), Film, Visual FX; L.A. Film Critics 2001: Score; Natl. Bd. of Review 2001: Support. Actress (Blanchett); Screen Actors Guild 2001: Support. Actor (McKellen); Broadcast Film Critics 2001: Song ("May It Be"), Score.

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