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Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

In this final installment of The Lord of the Rings franchise, director Peter Jackson (and his writing team) do an admirable job of pacing the audience, and carefully guiding them through the hills and valleys of story's climaxes and resolutions. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 219
Theater Release: 17 Dec 2003
Video Release: 27 Aug 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, the other movies in this trilogy include:

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

P.S. The first two Lord of the Rings films are must sees before viewing this film.

Younger children looking for epic battles of good versus evil may do better with the less violent (though equally acclaimed) Narnia stories of C.S. Lewis, which have been adapted to the screen in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian .

Home Video Extra Features

On August 28, 2012, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - Extended Edition releases in as a single movie on Blu-ray (5 disc set).

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King releases to Blu-ray on September 14, 2010. The 2-Disc package includes copies of the movie in Blu-ray and DVD.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Release Date: 6 April 2010

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is releasing as part of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This boxed set of 9 discs offers the theatrical versions of all three movies (not the extended editions), plus many extras.

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson