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Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | 10 May 2019 (USA)
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The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

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Dome Karukoski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... J.R.R. Tolkien
Al Bollands Al Bollands ... First Soldier
Kallum Tolkien Kallum Tolkien ... Second Soldier
Craig Roberts ... Private Sam Hodges
Harry Gilby ... J.R.R. Tolkien (Young)
Colm Meaney ... Father Francis
Laura Donnelly ... Mabel Tolkien
Guillermo Bedward ... Hilary Tolkien (Young)
Nia Gwynne ... Bronwen
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Faulkner
Adrian Schiller ... English Master
Albie Marber Albie Marber ... Robert Gilson (Young)
Ty Tennant ... Christopher Wiseman (Young)
Adam Bregman Adam Bregman ... Geoffrey Smith (Young)
Tony Nash ... Mackintosh
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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. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Taglines:

A Life of Love, Courage, and Fellowship

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tolkien See more »

Filming Locations:

Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,200,537, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$4,535,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,776,413
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A member of the TCBS chastises Wagner's 'Das Rheingold,' saying it shouldn't take six hours to tell a story about a ring. Of course, the film adaptations of Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings would clock in at over seven hours and nine hours, respectively. See more »

Goofs

Young Tolkien has dark hazel eyes, but the Adult Tulkein has clear blue eyes. See more »

Quotes

Edith Bratt: Things aren't beautiful because of how they sound. They're beautiful because of what they mean.
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Visually satisfying.
4 May 2019 | by jacquilinekidleySee all my reviews

I've read lots of criticism about this film. Personally I found it enjoyable and didn't mind the heavy visual links with LOTR imagery. If you want words read a book. I understand there are some pretty decent Tolkien biographies about.


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