|Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
||An excellent film and a ripping yarn of a movie.
|Lisa Schwartzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
||A great picture, a triumphant picture!
|Rita Kempley, The Washington Post
||Spectacular scenery, stupefying effects and epic scope... a dream come true.
|John Anderson, Newsday
||...the most rousing and ambitious adventure film of many years and bodes well for the future of the Tolkien fan.
|Paul Clinton, CNN
||Not since Gone With The Wind more than 60 years ago has a movie held up as well to the original book.
|Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
||The best film of the year!
|Joel Siegel, Good Morning America
||Real magic! One of the best films of the year!