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The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug

In part two of this trilogy, Bilbo the Hobbit (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf the wizard (Ian McKellen) continue on their quest to help the Dwarves regain the treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 161
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2013
Video Release: 08 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug is rated PG-13: for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood
Studio: 2013 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug.

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Ahh… the middle movie. The second installment of a trio offers both benefits and unavoidable problems. The plus is we have been introduced to the characters (okay, I admittedly haven’t… 
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Why Is The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug Rated PG-13?

Violence: Explicit and non-explicit violence is portrayed, especially in scenes involving Orcs. Fighting, stabbing, shooting,… 
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