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Summary Sauron's forces have laid siege to Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, in their efforts to eliminate the race of men. The once-great kingdom, watched over by a fading steward, has never been in more desperate need of its king. But can Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) answer the call of his heritage and become what he was born to be? In no sm...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 41 Critic Reviews
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Summary Sauron's forces have laid siege to Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, in their efforts to eliminate the race of men. The once-great kingdom, watched over by a fading steward, has never been in more desperate need of its king. But can Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) answer the call of his heritage and become what he was born to be? In no sm...

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Universal Acclaim Based on 41 Critic Reviews
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 41 Critic Reviews
94
98% Positive
40 Reviews
2% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 3,150 User Ratings
8.9
92% Positive
2890 Ratings
2% Mixed
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6% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 3,150 User Ratings
8.9
92% Positive
2890 Ratings
2% Mixed
59 Ratings
6% Negative
201 Ratings

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Production Company New Line Cinema, WingNut Films, The Saul Zaentz Company
Release Date Dec 17, 2003
Duration 3 h 21 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline The eye of the enemy is moving.
Academy Awards, USA
• 11 Wins & 11 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 4 Wins & 4 Nominations
Online Film & Television Association
• 16 Wins & 22 Nominations