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: December 17, 2014
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Critic Score: 60% 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

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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Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer

The Battle of the Five Armies isn't the worst of the three Hobbit films as some are calling it but it's undoubtedly flawed.

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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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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

A better title for THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES would be: 'Rubbish: The Desolation of Tolkien'.

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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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Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

"Armies" Finally Gets us Back Again

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
After 5 hours of chase scenes we end with what is essentially a 3 hour long battle scene. Typical Peter Jackson style. However, it's a good bookend to the… More
Flutie Archibald
After 'Mockingjay: Part 1' last month, I feel like this is yet another example of a movie I ultimately enjoyed but that wreaks of being a part of a… More
Mark Hobin
The Hobbit as a adaptation simply does not have a narrative rich enough to sustain this bloated, distended bore. The chronicle is not deep nor meaningful nor… More
Julie B
I only counted 4 armies. War Bats don't count as an army. Martin Freeman is still adorable, but this film is only for giant-CGI-battle-lovers.
Christian C
Peter Jackson is really beating a dead horse when it comes to the final (one too many, if you ask me!) installment of the Hobbit. As always, the visuals are… More
Eugene Bernabe
Quick-introductory action, and after a slow build, a solid, climatic conclusion. The Battle of the Five Armies supplies the wonders you'd expect from Peter… More

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