The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Overview

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

  1. Peter Jackson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Guillermo del Toro

    Screenplay

  3. Philippa Boyens

    Screenplay

  4. Fran Walsh

    Screenplay

  5. J.R.R. Tolkien

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen

    Gandalf

  2. Martin Freeman

    Martin Freeman

    Bilbo

  3. Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage

    Thorin

  4. Andy Serkis

    Andy Serkis

    Gollum

  5. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Galadriel

  6. Christopher Lee

    Christopher Lee

    Saruman

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 49m

Budget $250,000,000.00

Revenue $1,017,003,568.00

Homepage http://www.thehobbit.com/

Release Information

  • December 14, 2012
    PG-13, Theatrical

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A review by Matt Golden

By Matt Golden

Over a decade after a little-known director from New Zealand managed to con New Line Cinema into giving him $300 million to make a trilogy based on JRR Tolkien's seminal fantasy (and long considered unfilmable) work The Lord of the Rings, the cinematic landscape for fantasy has changed drastically. Much like Tolkien's tome, the Lord of the Rings films came to utterly define high fantasy in film, with even competing fantasy adaptations like The Chronicles of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland cribbing from Peter Jackon's critically-acclaimed, audience-adored multipart epic. Now Jackson has returned... read the rest.

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