Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: May 10, 2019
DVD: August 6, 2019
Blu-ray: August 6, 2019
Digital: July 23, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.42
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Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O'Reilly, Pam Ferris, Derek Jacobi


Tolkien is a biopic based on the early life of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings novels.

Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult), a language-loving orphan living in England, finds friendship and inspiration in a group of fellow students who start referring to themselves as a "fellowship." He also meets and falls in love with Edith Bratt (Lily Collins), his future wife. But when England enters World War I and Tolkien's relationships are threatened by danger and distance, he's inspired more than ever to pen what will become his epic fantasy novels.

Director: Dome Karukoski
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Jenno Topping, Kris Thykier, Peter Chernin, David Ready
Screenplay: David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford

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  • 5 stars "Very good one!"
  • 4 stars "Really enjoyed this movie. Subtle, a little slow getting started but then found myself thoroughly engrossed in the story. If you are a fan of Tolkien, I think you'll enjoy it."
  • 5 stars "Really entertaining, very well acted, excellent story line. The film is not biographically accurate however, like much of the film industry faith and religion are deemed irrelevant."