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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Bilbo carries on with a straightforward existence with his kindred hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf arrives and persuades him to join a gathering of dwarves on a journey to recover the kingdom of Erebor.
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Christian Science Monitor
December 14, 2012
My first thought in watching The Hobbit was: Do we really need this movie? It was my last thought, too.
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Philadelphia Weekly
May 03, 2015
A bloated, entirely unnecessary cash-grab prequel suffering from a fatal case of elephantitis.
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
There were extended sequences when my eyes literally could not track the action. Sense of space was demolished. Motion swamped the screen.
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The Atlantic
December 14, 2012
It frequently seems as though Jackson was less interested in making The Hobbit than in remaking his own fabulously successful Lord of the Rings series.
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April 12, 2016
[Peter Jackson's] efforts to filter or self-edit - assuming there were any - remain fruitless.
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Globe and Mail
December 14, 2012
The repeated iterations of fight, flight and respite here get wearing. Especially perhaps because, with Jackson's fetish for detail, they take more time to watch on screen than to read about.
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Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
Watching the three great actors in eye-popping 3D as they go on and on about dwarves, dragons, a necromancer, elves and ogres is the joy and ridiculousness of a fantasy movie that takes itself very honestly and seriously.
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Denver Post
December 14, 2012
To its own narrative detriment, "The Hobbit" works hard to lay the framework for what will follow. Certainly that's one way to set out on a trilogy, but it's surely not the best.
Richard Roeper.com
December 14, 2012
There's no denying the majesty in Peter Jackson's visuals but he's taken a relatively slim children's book and stretched it beyond the limits.
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Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 28, 2014
You may have seen Middle Earth before. But you haven't been IN Middle Earth.Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has made it possible for you to feel like you're surrounded by the astonishing environment created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Epoch Times
June 20, 2016
The 'LOTR' films have become so iconic and undeniably definitive, that it's often anticlimactic in 'The Hobbit' to hear grand characters saying new sentences in new settings.
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The New York Review of Books
March 28, 2017
There is a good deal to be said about Peter Jackson's long-awaited and exceedingly long adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, most of it bad.
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