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Tolkien Rated 12A

Tolkien

Dir. Dome Karukoski. USA, 2019. 1h 52m. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Genevieve O'Reilly, Patrick Gibson, Pam Ferris, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Mimi Keene, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly.

This biographical drama traces the early life of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien as he makes friends at Oxford, falls in love, and faces the horror of the First World War.

'The film develops into a period version of a rites of passage story about youngsters on the verge of adulthood - a sort of Edwardian American Graffiti.' Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

'Its earnestness and idealism are refreshing.' Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian