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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands. Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


  • Ian McKellen
  • Martin Freeman
  • Richard Armitage
  • Ken Stott
  • Graham McTavish
  • William Kircher
  • James Nesbitt
  • Stephen Hunter
  • Dean O'Gorman
  • Andy Serkis

Atom User Reviews

4.7 out of 5


Dec 13, 2012

An overlong adventure enlivened by wonders.

Metacritic review by Joe Morgenstern
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Dec 11, 2012

Piles on enough eye candy and action sequences to please fans, plus more humor than the three Rings films - even if it only occasionally achieves the trio's grandeur.

Metacritic review by Lou Lumenick
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Dec 11, 2012

A mesmerizing study in excess, Peter Jackson and company's long-awaited prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga is bursting with surplus characters, wall-to-wall special effects, unapologetically drawn-out story tangents and double the frame rate (48 over 24) of the average movie.

Keith Uhlich
Time Out