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88

Metascore

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100
Boston Globe
The miracle is that 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is better: tighter, smarter, funnier.
100
Towers, while not quite so varied as Fellowship in its moods and settings, has a grave gusto that energizes every moment...a thrilling work of film craft.
100
New York Daily News
The Two Towers moves faster, covers more ground, has more action and -- with the introduction of the marvelous character Gollum -- packs some much-appreciated laughs.
90
Never has a film so strongly been a product of a director's respect for its source. Mr. Jackson uses all his talents in the service of that reverence, creating a rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material.
90
Dallas Observer
The year's greatest adventure, and Jackson's limited but enthusiastic adaptation has made literature literal without killing its soul.
90
Variety
Has a sharper narrative focus and a livelier sense of forward movement than did the more episodic "Fellowship."
89
God forbid this should ever play on an IMAX screen -- the concussive soundtrack and relentless visuals would likely strike viewers deaf and blind (but what a way to go!). Simply breathtaking.
88
Epic battles, spectacular effects and multiple story lines make The Two Towers a most excellent middle chapter in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
A rousing adventure, a skillful marriage of special effects and computer animation, and it contains sequences of breathtaking beauty. It also gives us, in a character named the Gollum, one of the most engaging and convincing CGI creatures I've seen.
60
This second installment is heavy on battle sequences, which will thrill some viewers more than others.

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