Movie Review: 'Tolkien' offers incredibly little insight into one of greatest fantasists in literature

A much better title for the squishily disappointing new bio-flick, “Tolkien” would be “Bored of the Rings.”

Gee, I wish I’d made that up myself, but it’s stolen from a National Lampoon parody that came out around 1970 when the author’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy was at the height of its popularity on college campuses.

Nevertheless, it is appropriate.

“Tolkien,” starring Nicholas Hoult in the title role, is a too-pretty, too-predictable look at J. R.R. Tolkien’s early…

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