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Highly Suspect Reviews: Tolkien

Tolkien Movie Review


The author of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien gets the biopic treatment here in Tolkien. Nicholas Hoult plays the legendary fantasy author as a young man as the story vacillates from his time at Oxford getting to know his future wife (Lily Collins) and his experiences in WWI. Throughout it all is his friendship with three other young men, a ‘fellowship’, if you will, and how that friendship guided him towards, well, you know. Much like the rest of the reviews out there, our review crew went from loving it to pieces to meh. Listen to Chris, Cat, Alan, and Frank decide if this film has the true ring of greatness, or if it should be thrown into the fires of Mount Doom.


DIRECTED BY: Dome Karukoski

STARRING: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Mimi Keene, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Camey, Craig Roberts

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