Based on the life of high fantasy author J.R.R Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult), this biographical drama recounts the stages of Tolkien’s life. From young orphan to schoolboy within an artistic group of friends, Tolkien navigates love with Edith Bratt (Lily Collins), loss with his traumatic serving as second lieutenant in WW1, and literary success after the war. Authoring The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien found his literary voice later in life after a lifelong passion for make believe. Directed by Dome Karukoski, written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez
This is a great movie giving us a little insight into the early life of J.R.R. Tolkien. I think many reviewers and critics have forgotten that his is a dramatization of his life and not a documentary. It is a very well directed, well acted and basically true to his early life. Is it a perfectly accurate depiction? No. Is it highly entertaining and a good overview of Tolkien's early life? Yes I would recommend this to everyone. Especially Tolkien fans who are willing to take the movie for what it is. A dramatic movie about a great novelist who's life is as interesting as his books.
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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
A film about a man of legendary works. This is not the film. I understand the concept the director was going for. Feel the film was to choppy. It’s hard for a person who doesn’t know Tolkien to be introduced by this film. My husband couldn’t follow the film. I was very disappointed. If you’re a fan. You might want to rent and make your own decision.