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Tolkien

PG-13
Movie
2019
1h 52m
English
War, Drama, Romance
England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.
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Nicholas Hoult
J.R.R. Tolkien
Lily Collins
Edith Bratt
Colm Meaney
Father Francis Morgan
Derek Jacobi
Professor Joseph Wright
Harry Gilby
Young J.R.R. Tolkien
Mimi Keene
Young Edith Bratt
Anthony Boyle
Geoffrey Bache Smith
Adam Bregman
Young Geoffrey Bache Smith
Patrick Gibson
Robert Q. Gilson
Albie Marber
Young Robert Q. Gilson
Tom GlynnCarney
Christopher Wiseman
Ty Tennant
Young Christopher Wiseman
Craig Roberts
Private Sam Hodges
Pam Ferris
Mrs. Faulkner
James MacCallum
Hilary Tolkien
Guillermo Bedward
Young Hilary Tolkien
Laura Donnelly
Mabel Tolkien
Owen Teale
Headmaster Gilson
Al Bollands
First Soldier
Kallum Tolkien
Second Soldier
Nia Gwynne
Bronwen
Adrian Schiller
English Master
Toby Nash
Mackintosh
Michael Bryceson
Goodson-Thomas
Directed By: Dome Karukoski
Written By: David Gleeson (Screenplay), Stephen Beresford (Screenplay)

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FinFan says...
3 years ago
I really enjoyed it. Of course a biopic, any biopic, is much more engaging if you want to know about the character portrayed. Maybe I had a bit of an advantage not knowing very much about Tolkien. Just the basic facts that I gathered from some documentary on one of the LOTR bonus discs. I am sure there is some artistic freedom involved and that facts are sacrificed on the altar of drama. It was interesting to see where the ideas for his stories originated from. I wouldn't have minded some added running time to help adding more depth to certain aspects. Like everything it is a matter of taste but all things considered one of the better movies I watched this year.
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Atlantis14 says...
3 years ago
Absolutely amazing movie. I enjoyed it much more than what I was expecting. It was a great surprise. It had great music and I had tears many times. I have no special connection to Tolkien, never read his books. This is just a great movie on its own and it is for everyone regardless of if you know who he is.
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+schmoogie says...
2 years ago
I'm not a biography reader so I have no idea how much of the movie is accurate. I assume most is not but is a reasonable facsimile of the truth. I enjoyed this movie - it was interesting to find out a bit more about who Tolkien was, his background, and how he ended up creating his famous works.
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faithful soul says...
2 years ago
Actually pretty good. While it was a little stuffy at times - as befits the period - it told an interesting story, and it was a very well made film. Of course, it may have paid artistic licence, but as i don't know much about Tolkein, other than his works and his faith, I bought into most of it.
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SWITCH.
3 years ago
For the literary fans of JRR Tolkien, this film will serve as a very exciting chapter of your fandom; when you get to see a character called Sam you'll be sure to gasp with glee - and let me assure you they really emphasise his name, along with a myriad of other moments just like it. You can’t mis More
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ladysherlockian
CONTAINS SPOILERS8/10  a month ago
The film was visually pleasing with its beautiful cinematography and costumes, rather a calm and at times moving watch. I am not sure they got all the facts right as it seems to me that Tolkien and Edith were married before he was sent to the front. I liked how their budding relationship was present More
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Gimly
3 years ago
I'll admit I had some interest when I heard that a Tolkien biopic was in the works, but now that I've actually seen it, I'm very unsure about who was supposed to want this movie? It's just an unbearably clichéd biopic that makes sure it ticks all the boxes a biopic for some reason must. I don't und More
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