The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

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Summary: The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know. [Warner Bros.]

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Runtime: 169 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images
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Production: New Line Cinema
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Countries: USA, New Zealand
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 19, 2013
Director Credit
Peter Jackson Director
Writer Credit
Fran Walsh Screenplay
Guillermo del Toro Screenplay
J.R.R. Tolkien Story
Peter Jackson Screenplay
Philippa Boyens Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Andy Serkis Gollum
Graham McTavish Dwalin
Ian McKellen Gandalf
Ken Stott Balin
Martin Freeman Bilbo Baggins
Richard Armitage Thorin Oakenshield
Cast Credit
Aidan Turner Kili
Andy Serkis Gollum
Benedict Cumberbatch The Necromancer
Billy Connolly Dain Ironfoot
Cate Blanchett Galadriel
Christopher Lee Saruman
Conan Stevens Bolg
Dean O'Gorman Fili
Elijah Wood Frodo
Evangeline Lilly Tauriel
Hugo Weaving Elrond
Ian Holm Old Bilbo
Ian McKellen Gandalf
James Nesbitt Bofur
Jed Brophy Nori
John Bell Bain
John Callen Oin
Lee Pace King Thranduil
Leonard Nimoy Smaug
Luke Evans Bard
Mark Hadlow Dori/Bert Troll
Martin Freeman Bilbo Baggins
Mikael Persbrandt Beorn
Orlando Bloom Legolas
Peter Hambleton Gloin/William Troll
Richard Armitage Thorin Oakenshield
Stephen Fry Master Of Laketown
Stephen Hunter Bombur
William Kircher Bifur/Tom Troll
Producer Credit
Alan Horn Executive Producer
Amanda Walker Associate Producer
Callum Greene Executive Producer
Carolyn Blackwood Executive Producer
Carolynne Cunningham Producer
Eileen Moran Co-Producer
Eileen Morgan Co-Producer
Fran Walsh Producer
Ken Kamins Executive Producer
Matthew Dravitzki Associate Producer
Peter Jackson Producer
Philippa Boyens Co-Producer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
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