"...THE TWO TOWERS conjures an illusion of the gravity that you want from an emotionally charged storybook epic..."
"...The director's great strength is the confidence with which he translates Tolkien's vision into visual imagery..."
Los Angeles Times
"...A rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material....[A] beautifully considered epic....The grandeur is astonishing..."
New York Times
"...Visually dazzling....The RINGS movies are among the most breathtaking achievements in recent cinematic history..."
"...In some respects a more impressive film than its well-received predecessor. Marked by nonstop conflict that Akira Kurosawa would have envied..."
"...Jackson keeps the action percolating. The effects astonish..."
"...Peter Jackson has pulled out all the stops....Jackson and his team of homegrown artisans have created an exciting form of digital epic filmmaking..."
"...The visuals are a real treat; everyone and everything -- particularly the landscape -- looks and feels just right..."
"...THE LORD OF THE RINGS so far stands among the best adaptations of a major work of fantasy ever managed by the cinema..."
Sight and Sound