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Metascore

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100
Wall Street Journal
Casts a spell and then some -- a ringing testament to the power of motion pictures.
100
The miracle is that 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is better: tighter, smarter, funnier.
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.
100
Moviegoers should be almost as entranced by the teeming, glorious landscapes and dark, bloody battlegrounds of Two Towers: astonishing midpoint of an epic movie fantasy journey for the ages.
100
ReelViews
Like its predecessor, The Two Towers is a great motion picture, and not to be missed by anyone who appreciates fantasy adventure.
100
The result is harrowing and inspiring. As escapist entertainment, it's the movie of the year.
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
Entertainment Weekly
What it comes down to is superbly staged battle scenes and moral alliances forged in earnest yet purged of the wit and dynamic, bristly ego that define true on-screen personality.
75
Spectacular in every sense of the word, even if you don' t know an Orc from a Uruk-Hai.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
An outstanding effort that maintains the integrity and purpose that distinguished "The Fellowship of the Ring."
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Jackson's superior sequel to last year's first installment in his Rings cycle - resurrects the beloved Gandalf (majestic Ian McKellen) and rejuvenates the audience, too.
70
If the second film never reaches the highs of the first -- we have met the players before and there are no new worlds of wonder -- it nonetheless invests moviegoing with a sense of adventure.

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