- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Dome Karukoski
- Cast: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Genevieve O'Reilly
Young J.R.R. Tolkien (Gilby, then Hoult) romances Edith Bratt (Keene, then Collins), forms friendships and then fights in the trenches of WWI. Hoult is charismatic as the lead and Collins is charming as Edith, and it’s a convincing enough portrait, but it’s a bit too cosy and traditional, especially the family-friendly combat sequences.
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Tolkien2 May 2019
Cosy biopic of the Lord of the Rings author, starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins
Directed by Dome Karukoski (who made Tom of Finland), this British biopic of fantasy author JRR Tolkien takes a traditional, by-the-numbers approach (an 'Expected Journey', if you will) – yet succeeds well enough on its own terms, thanks to a likeable…
Lily Collins worked with 'dialect coach' for Tolkien29 Apr 2019
Lily Collins worked with a "dialect coach" to prepare for her role in 'Tolkien'. The 30-year-old actress – who lives in Los Angeles – plays Edith Bratt in the much-anticipated biographical drama about English writer-and-academic J. R. R. Tolkien…
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