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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in a trilogy that follows the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a Hobbit who joins Gandalf the Wizard (Ian McKellen) and a group of Dwarves on a dangerous quest to reclaim a stolen treasure. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 170
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2012
Video Release: 05 Nov 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is rated PG-13: for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis
Studio: 2012 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Detailed Review

There are a few movies that are “critic proof,” and needless to say The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is likely one of those select titles. Released nearly a decade… 
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Why Is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Rated PG-13?

Violence: Dragons attack a castle causing mass destruction and implied loss of life.… 
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Bilbo Baggins is very reluctant to join the dwarves on their adventure. What are… 
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