Atom User Reviews for Tolkien
Every second a heartfelt, stunning, and meaningful story that gives hope to creative minds and romantic hearts alike! A must see for anyone who loves a great story with a lot of heart.
A great portrayal of both Tolkien's early life but also a glimpse into turn of the century life in England. The acting and directing was so good that you could feel emotions. Loved the costumes too. Be prepared for some hard to watch scenes with the reality of war and the effect on loved ones.
I loved the movie. It was very well done, in a way that even those who know nothing about Tolkien will be able to enjoy the movie, but also packed full of "aha" moments for veteran fans. Based on the true story of Tolkien's life that led up to his writing the great legends of Middle Earth that we love.
A serviceable, if unfocused, biopic. 2.5/5
Going into it as a huge Tolkien fan, I loved watching this movie. Seeing a bit of Tolkien’s biography played out was extremely enjoyable. I laughed, teared up, and was very engaged throughout.
waste of time
Good story but missing some of the more important parts to story creation
Well told story of his formative years. Fellowship matters !
he had an interesting life
As someone who loves Tolkien's work and has read biographies, I found the movie disappointing. I think it missed the mark by trying to appeal to a wider audience than could reasonably have been expected to see it. Skipping over Beren and Luthien was a puzzling choice as that tale grew from the love Ronald had for Edith.
While a bit slow of a movie, cinematic quality not something to rave over, I DID really enjoy this movie. I took my 10 yr old son and hes now really interested in reading Tolkeins books!
None of the life we see J.R.R. Tolkien live in the film illuminates his great works of art — or even makes for a particularly compelling tale.
Handsomely made in the customarily fastidious style of most period biographical dramas, Tolkien is strongly served by Hoult, who, after four X-Men outings (and a supporting role in last year's The Favourite), demonstrates that it's high time he moved on from that sort of thing to more interesting and challenging dramatic characterizations.
If you were trying to produce a parody of what a Tolkien biopic would look like, you’d get the exact same film.