Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (2012)

Lists: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sword And Sorcery, Epic

Brief Synopsis: "Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon."

Overall Ranking: 1614 (Rank from 2012: # 59)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 59.09%
Half-Popped 11.36%
Stale 0%
Burnt 4.55%


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Other Movies in the Series

  • Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The (2013)
  • Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The
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  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Coogs Film Blog97(full review)
    JR B97
    Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews95(full review)
    Sketchy Details Robert90(full review)
    Lord Of The Films Ryan90 - While this is easily a distant fourth in Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth set series, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a fantastic return to one of cinema’s most fascinating worlds.
    (full review)
    Sean Kelly90(full review)
    M J90
    Tim The Film Guy87(full review)
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest84
    Morgan On Media83.6(full review)
    Dave Examines Movies82(full review)
    Caz of Lets Go To The Movies80(full review)
    Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
    Angry Vader80(full review)
    Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
    Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
    Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
    Warning Sign80(full review)
    Thomas Pollock80
    Andy Watches Movies80(full review)
    Alex Hunt Essentials80(full review)
    Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
    Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick77(full review)
    Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews75(full review)
    Chris of This Is Madness75 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
    (full review)
    Today I Watched A Movie75(full review)
    Dan O'Neill75 - Though Jackson does tread in familiar-territory that we all know what to expect and get out of an experience like his return to Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is still fun and entertaining to watch, even if the whole idea of being filmed in 48fps can get a bit tiresome over time. After awhile, you do begin to get used to it but in my opinion, to avoid any distractions to the human-eye whatsoever, just give this baby a whirl in 3D, or regular 2D, especially if you want to save some moolah.
    (full review)
    BTS Brian70
    Movie Evangelist70(full review)
    Chris Turner70
    Josh of Classicblanca70(full review)
    Colin Flanagan70(full review)
    CineKatz Ries69(full review)
    Stewart Hoffman65.6(full review)
    Ben Lane65(full review)
    CinemaVisitor Erik65 - It is not as painful as I expected it to be. It is still very long and nothing much happens but visually it is jaw-dropping. Watchable!
    (full review)
    Minnesota Man60(full review)
    Bryan Lienesch50 - Martin Freeman is the film's only saving grace and, to his credit, the only thing worth being in the same breath as the three first (erm, last?) movies.
    Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes50(full review)
    David Baruffi43(full review)
    Benjamin Wilkins40
    Greg of Klymkiw Film Corner25(full review)
    Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael16(full review)

    People Involved

  • Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins)
  • Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield)
  • Ian McKellen (Gandalf)
  • Andy Serkis (Gollum)
  • Cate Blanchett (Galadriel)
  • Christopher Lee (Saruman)
  • Sylvester McCoy (Radagast)
  • Ian Holm (Older Bilbo)
  • Elijah Wood (Frodo)
  • Luke Evans (Bard)
  • Hugo Weaving (Elrond)
  • Lee Pace (King Thranduil)
  • Conan Stevens (Azog)
  • Bret McKenzie (Lindir)
  • Aidan Turner (Kili)
  • James Nesbitt (Bofur)
  • Graham McTavish (Dwalin)
  • Barry Humphries (Great Goblin)
  • Ken Stott (Balin)
  • Jeffrey Thomas (King Thror)
  • Mark Hadlow (Dori)
  • John Callen (Oin)
  • William Kircher (Bifur)
  • John Bell (Bain)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Necromancer)
  • Dean OGorman (Fili)
  • Carolynne Cunningham (Director)
  • Howard Shore (Director)
  • Peter Jackson (Director)