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  • Summary: Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, ThorinHaving reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Dec 16, 2014
    90
    If The Hobbit doesn't equal the achievement of Jackson's earlier Middle-earth movies -- and, honestly, what could? -- it is still, in sum, a thrilling effort.
  2. Reviewed by: James Dyer
    Dec 1, 2014
    80
    A fitting conclusion to Jackson’s prequel trilogy and a triumphant adieu to Middle-earth. Now complete, The Hobbit stands as a worthy successor to The Lord Of The Rings, albeit one that never quite emerges from its shadow.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeff Baker
    Dec 16, 2014
    75
    The "Hobbit" trilogy started slowly and ended with a rush, heroes and villians fighting it out over a mountain of gold. What kid of any age can resist that?
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Walsh
    Dec 1, 2014
    60
    Jackson's efforts have peaked and troughed, but this final chapter will undoubtedly satisfy fans, and kindle a sense of sadness as this hobbit's tale finally draws to a close.
  5. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Dec 16, 2014
    60
    The finale is not an all-out disappointment. It should satisfy the franchise's fans, and it does wrap up any loose ends you might be wondering about.
  6. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Dec 17, 2014
    50
    If you want to see a Renaissance faire turned into an apocalyptic battlefield, this is the ticket.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Dec 16, 2014
    38
    Jackson has marched the modern fantasy-action epic into a thundering blind alley; the movie exhausts your senses without ever engaging your imagination.

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  1. Negative: 42 out of 206
  1. Orw
    Dec 17, 2014
    10
    A great ending to one of the best trilogys in its genre. I loved every part. Great in every possible way. We will all miss this characters,A great ending to one of the best trilogys in its genre. I loved every part. Great in every possible way. We will all miss this characters, Middle Eart and Peter Jackson audacity and creative vision. All six films are now part of the greatest fantasy films ever made. I'm glad i had the chance to witness them all. Expand
  2. WRR
    Jan 22, 2015
    10
    One of my favorite movies, The Hobbit the Battle of the Five Armies was a chapter from the end of the Hobbit book made into a whole movie.One of my favorite movies, The Hobbit the Battle of the Five Armies was a chapter from the end of the Hobbit book made into a whole movie. Epic, perfect computer animation, you will find it here. Sure, it had it's issues. Azog was not supposed to be in the movies. But that was (in my opinion) one of the two best movies of 2014. Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) encerra sua inesperada aventura com os 13 anões e o mago Gandalf (Ian Mckellen) em uma épica, matadora e hollywoodiana batalha dos cinco exércitos; a escolha de fazer este o filme mais curto da terra média foi a mais sensata possível, o final da trilogia torna-se imparável, tenso e certamente fará aos fãs um grande e bem vindo adeus.

    O Hobbit: A Batalha Dos Cinco Exércitos começa exatamente de onde a desolação de Smaug terminou com o dragão em fúria trazendo o caos a cidade do lago, a cena é rápida e fantástica, Smaug mostra sua vingança e é completamente arrebatador.

    O elenco novamente mostra fortes atuações, mas desta vez com destaque a Richard Armitage no papel de Thorin que se mostra corrompido pela doença do Dragão e torna-se insano, o clima de batalha começa logo após a queda de Smaug, com Brad (Luke Evans) se tornando o líder dos desabrigados da destruída cidade do lago em busca do seu prometido ouro para reconstrução da cidade, Thranduil (Lee Pace) o rei élfico em busca das suas pedras brancas e os orcs liderados por Azog que querem tomar Erebor a cidade dos anões, mas antes de tudo isso acontecer temos o mago Gandalf preso em Dol Guldor não que isso seja ruim, pelo contrario a cena é formidável e também não podemos esquecer-nos da Elfa Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) e o Legolas (Orlando Bloom) uma das adições de Peter Jackson que na maioria das vezes são eficientes, mas em certos casos desnecessários.

    Temos 45 minutos de pura batalha, não ela nunca fica chata pelo contrário, Peter Jackson certamente sabe fazer batalhas ela simplesmente só vai ganhando intensidade e emoção, inúmeros clímax aparecem um tentando vencer o outro por mais que seja exagerado funciona e é espetacular.

    Tecnicamente o filme é incrível e praticamente impecável, a edição, os sons, as mixagens, a trilha sonora, a produção e os efeitos especiais são fortes candidatos para o Oscars e torna este épico filme com grandes cenas de luta, momentos e personagens um eficiente final para a Terra média.
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  4. Jan 26, 2015
    7
    The movie is unfinished, and completely looks like rushed. Most of the things were unexplained, but overall, is good. To be honest, I wasThe movie is unfinished, and completely looks like rushed. Most of the things were unexplained, but overall, is good. To be honest, I was dissapointed, especially when they devoted very little time to the scene Gandalf tells Bilbo he knows about the ring. Expand
  5. Jan 8, 2015
    6
    By far the best film of the series but that isn't saying much. The needless love triangle story line, The awkward bits of comedy throughBy far the best film of the series but that isn't saying much. The needless love triangle story line, The awkward bits of comedy through out...even during the more serious moments of the film, The battles were far too CGI filled and fast paced...you could not enjoy them in the slightest, and a majority of the big parts of this film were very anti-climactic. Not to mention the serious over acting through out.

    The Hobbit Trilogy was a serious disappointment and this one is no exception. However, It was still sadly the best film in the series and the only one even remotely worth seeing.
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  6. Jan 3, 2015
    4
    The Hobbit was not even close to the standards of Lord of the Rings. How could it be? The Lord of the Rings rightfully deserved a trilogy (The Hobbit was not even close to the standards of Lord of the Rings. How could it be? The Lord of the Rings rightfully deserved a trilogy ( one movie for each book). The Hobbit was a tiny book and they turned that into 3 movies! The Hobbit dragged and there were way too many made up scenes. The battle took up too much time in the movie and they missed out many key factors of the book.

    All in all there was too much action and straying away from the main point of the book.
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  7. Feb 19, 2015
    0
    Just really really bad

    I honestly believe half the film is spent fighting two big orcs on ice that scene seems to last forever. The
    Just really really bad

    I honestly believe half the film is spent fighting two big orcs on ice that scene seems to last forever.

    The amount of times characters are almost near death and get saved at the last minute reaches a stupid number and starts to become so boring and repetitive one of the worst films I've watched in a long long time
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