The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

From Academy Award (R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit:… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 24, 2015
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though somewhat overwhelmed by its own spectacle, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ends Peter Jackson's second Middle-earth trilogy on a reasonably satisfying note.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Untold manpower, pixels, and money culminate in the gangbusters final installment. It can't redeem the useless tedium of the first two, which exist for gargantuan profits and structural necessity.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

It plays out as if someone chucked a whole bunch of carefully detailed Warhammer figurines into a centrifuge -- goblins, goats, dwarfs, wizards and wolves bouncing off one another in waves of alternating tedium and punishment.

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Nathanael Hood
The Young Folks

This is easily the best film of the trilogy. Unfortunately, that also means that it's almost as good as The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Well, at least there won't be another one for a while.

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John Wenzel
Denver Post

It's a big, bold, schizophrenic pageant that still manages to work on a surprising number of levels -- creative liberties and indulgences be damned.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A brilliant finale to a thrilling, if wildly afield adaptation.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

It's adequately visionary, it's routinely spectacular, it breathes fire and yet somehow feels room-temperature.

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Mindless CGI spectacle overpowers every aspect of Peter Jackson's concluding Tolkien adaptation; like the other installments of this lumbering trilogy, it's more tech-demo than movie.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

Jackson bows out of Middle Earth on a relative high, and fleetingly reminds us how great he once was in this world.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Drake Tsui
The film is essentially a 2 hour and 30 min action sequence with the best production values money can buy. Forget having a narrative, lets just throw as many… More
Josh Lewis
It seems like out of most of the people I talk to, I like these films the most. Not sure why they are dogged on so much (and the reviews are usually mixed), but… More
Nate Zoebl
With all respects to Ice Cube's would-be family series, the subtitle of the third Hobbit film could have been "Are We Done Yet?" Originally… More
Sanjay Rema
Seeing this in 3D with the HFR is beautiful, and it, along with Martin Freeman, completely carries this film. The shots and effects are great, but can only do… More
Jim Hunter
A bunch of fantasy characters fight each other. My one-sentence plot summary is pretty accurate unfortunately (and I'm using the word "plot" very… More
JY Skacto
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is another gem in Peter Jackson's army of middle-earth films. Nearly 2 and a half hours push by before all the… More