Tolkien

A Life of Love, Courage, and Fellowship.


Tolkien
This biopic about famous author J.R.R. Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

112 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, War, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Craig Roberts, Harry Gilby, Laura Donnelly, Guillermo Bedward, Nia Gwynne, Derek Jacobi
Director
Dome Karukoski
ScreenplayDavid Gleeson, Stephen Beresford
MusicThomas Newman
CinematographyLasse Frank Johannessen
EditingHarri Ylönen, Chris Gill
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2019
Produced byFox Searchlight Pictures, Chernin Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence
Runtime112
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
2
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Karla Janse van Vuuren quote icon'Tolkien' maak man agter meesterwerke meer menslik.
15
Metacritic.com
37 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
154 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconTolkien has the period trappings and strong performances of a worthy biopic, but lacks the imagination required to truly do its subject justice.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconCautious biopic about LOTR author has intense war scenes.
5
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconNot being a diehard Hobbit or Rings fan, I came out appreciating the real-life author even more and may revisit those works to look for signs of those early influential moments.
12

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
18 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
561 users
15
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
16
IMDB
3639 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
12

Average .. 59%

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