Tolkien Reviews

  • Tolkien
    • Genre : Drama, Biography
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    • Studio : Fox Searchlight Pictures
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    • Reviews Rate
      Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.

    • Readers Rate

Movie Reviews

  • this biopic.. grapples for inspiration but comes up empty-handed; 'Tolkien' is as much an origin story for J.R.R. Tolkien's storytelling skills and genius for inventing languages as a biopic, but this literary foreshadowing is an overplayed motif
    2 of 5 by Phil de Semlyen [Time Out London ]
  • the more traditional biography feels somewhat pedestrian; Dome Karukoski's entertaining film boasts flair and narrative ambition, but ultimately fails to completely break free of its traditional biopic frame
    3 of 5 by Liz Beardsworth [Empire Magazine ]
  • the film does not memorialise or re-contextualise Tolkien the man in any remotely interesting sense: instead, it just meekly prods him through the "Theory of Everything"-iser and hopes for the best
    2 of 5 by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph (UK) ]

Reader's Reviews

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