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Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the "fellowship" apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

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Based on 17 Tolkien reviews, Tolkien gets an average review score of 56.
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ew.comCinema
Biopic 'Tolkien' on 'Lord of the Rings' author is too little or too much
200d ago
70/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
Nicholas Hoult plays a young J.R.R. Tolkien in this biographical drama co-starring Lily Collins and Derek Jacobi.
200d ago
7/10
www.ign.comCinema
Tolkien may disappoint fans looking for a LOTR origin but will please those who like stories of art, love & friendship.
200d ago
C+/A+
www.avclub.comCinema
Tolkien gives the Hobbit author his own Shakespeare In Love, minus the laughs
200d ago
C/A+
theplaylist.netCinema
‘Tolkien’: A Dull Biopic That Panders To Peter Jackson Fans But Fails In Capturing The Magic Behind Middle Earth’s Creation
200d ago
2.5/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
That's what's so fascinating about him, how deep his creation went in him. I'm not sure it's possible to capture this on film.
200d ago
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Tolkien release date for Blu-ray, DVD, VOD August 6, 2019 4 Months Ago (US)
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