Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring parents guide

Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring

Friendship is the only thing more powerful than the ring.

Overall B

In the rich literary tapestry of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth, an unlikely assortment of heroes set out to destroy an evil ring of power. Mostly faithful to the classic novel, LOTR fans will find this an elaborate and impressive adaptation.

Violence D
Sexual Content A
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

Why is Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary images

Run Time: 178 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring rated PG-13? Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for epic battle sequences and some scary images

Overall: B

In the rich literary tapestry of JRR Tolkienís Middle Earth, an unlikely assortment of heroes set out to destroy an evil ring of power. Mostly faithful to the classic novel, LOTR fans will find this an elaborate and impressive adaptation. Unfortunately it’s also laden with gratuitous violence making it not a recommendable choice for children—and all others are cautioned.

Violence: D

Numerous battle scenes throughout the film show armored men fighting with swords, bows and arrows, spears, axes, magic scepters and staffs. Many on-screen deaths are depicted (including decapitations), along with dismembered body parts sometimes flying through the air. Creature interrogated in medieval-style torture chamber. Even with the carnage, little blood is shown. Frightening and scary dialog, scenes, and character depictions. Characters in peril are chased and taken captive through out. Magic is used to inflict injury. Innumerable decaying corpses are shown. Characters attacked by creature with tentacles, ghoulish monster swinging a club, and a large fire-breathing monster with whip. Mention of human flesh as reward for fighting. Character who cannot swim nearly drowns.

Sexual Content: A

Man caresses woman’s neck, they then kiss. Woman kisses man.

Language: A-

One indiscernible expletive muttered.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B

Characters engaging in drinking at social occasions, in taverns, and in their homes. Characters remark on large size of beer mug. Some background characters depicted as drunken. Characters often shown smoking pipes. Drug reference made in connection to weed being smoked by characters. Use of herbs for medicine.

Miscellaneous content:

Reckless use of fireworks causes risk to public safety. On two occasions, stealing is engaged in as a prank. Dark and sometimes frightening special effect used to change appearance of characters tempted to do evil, or under spell of magic. Mention of evil disembodied spirit. Spell-casting depicted. Magic spell exerts power on character. Insects are shown in a brief scene. Recurrent fiery visual effect. Numerous ominous and dark settings. Volcano threatens eruption. Many ghoulish and hideous-looking creatures: one born out of a mud pit. Character verbally berates another.

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Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence
Alberta 14A Violent Scenes Throughout
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec G Not Suitable for Young Children
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring"

Cast and Crew

Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Woods.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring movie is August 27, 2012. Here are some details…

October 11, 2016
Warner Brothers studios has announced the combined release of all six of Peter Jackson’s films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. This compilation is available in two packages: The Middle Earth Theatrical Collection (A 6-disc set (Blu-ray or DVD) featuring the theatrical versions of each movie) and The Middle Earth Limited Collector’s Edition (a box set of 30 discs featuring the extended editions of each movie plus extras).

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

Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring releases as a single title 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: Fellowship of the Ring 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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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

Other fantasy movies we have reviewed include Dungeons And Dragons, and The NeverEnding Story.

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