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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Elijah Wood
Ian McKellen
Miranda Otto
Phillippa Boyens
Sean Astin
Viggo Mortensen
Directors
Peter Jackson
Screenwriters
Fran Walsh
Peter Jackson
Running Time
201 minutes

Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
The final Oscar-winning chapter of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


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Plot
The saga continues. Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mount Doom, but the deceitful Gollum plans to lead them into a trap and have the ring for himself. Meanwhile, the armies of Mordor are marching on the Gondorian city of Minas Tirith, where Gandalf finds Denethor, father of Boromir and Faramir, losing his sanity…


Verdict
The resounding climax to a landmark in cinema history. But the King has now returned, the story is over and the ships are leaving Middle-earth. Ladies and gentlemen, Elvish has left the building.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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