Peter Jackson’s enchanting adaptation of the first installment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy trilogy is a joyfully conceived work of cinema that rewards both adepts and novices with the highest compliment of all: an intelligence and artistry as a movie, independent of blind fidelity to the page. Jackson excels at shifting perspectives, both structurally and visually, from the epic to the intimate and back again.
Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Action/Adventure; Starring: Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving; Director: Peter Jackson; Author: Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh; Release Date Wide: 12/19/2001; Runtime (in minutes): 178; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: New Line Cinema
Posted January 18 2002 — 12:00 AM EST
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