The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Reviews

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe


Genre :

Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date :

December 09, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Andrew Adamson

Starring :

Tilda Swinton, Rupert Everett, Dawn French, Liam Neeson, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, James McAvoy

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 4

“..spirited and engaging fantasy flick..”
by Russell Baillie [The New Zealand Herald]
4 of 5

“..Lewis' fantasy is beautifully realised in a vast array of colourful characters and majestic scenery..”
by Stella Papamichael [BBC Films]
4 of 5

“..leaves you looking forward to the next adventure..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
5 of 5

“..is gorgeous to look at, superbly cast, wittily directed and funny and exciting by turns..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
8 of 10

“..is a fun fantasy movie that should please both adults and children..”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
3 of 5

“..an extremely enjoyable film that should delight both fans of the books and newcomers alike..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..a wonderful, colossal, stupendous film that should entertain anyone of any age, nationality or religion..”
by Christopher Tookey [London Daily Mail]
“..a surprisingly ordinary affair, slow to get going and only occasionally reaching the level of true spectacle..”
by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
4.5 of 5

“..a fine film with much to be proud of..”
by Rob Vaux [Flipside Movie Emporium]
5 of 5
Reviewed by L. J. Strom [Boxoffice Magazine]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Alexis Tuminello [The Cinema Source]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
4 of 5
Reviewed by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Utichi [FilmFocus]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
Reviewed by Anthony Lane [The New Yorker]
Reviewed by Sukhdev Sandhu [The Daily Telegraph]
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]

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“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]


“..the spirits may have been willing with Poltergeist but the movie is weak..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]


“..will make fans of the Japanese animation studio yearn for when Hayao Miyazaki was there. The now-retired maestro of the form had a sense of poetry and lyricism that's sadly missing here..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..more depravity, more terrible acting..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]


“..a black riff on a certain stripper movie smash..”
by Roger Moore [Tribune News Service]


“..the rest of it - the healer, the journalist, the falcons - is just a thick, tedious layer of frost on the window..”
by Katharine Pushkar [NY Daily News]


“..the camera prowls menacingly through the interiors, but the writers seem too content with their improbable conceit to bother with back story or character arcs..”
by David Parkinson [Radio Times]


“..there's plenty of entertainment value to found. Just don't expect to leave the film with a smile on your face and joy in your heart..”
by Blair Hoyle [Cinema Slasher]


“..it is a creamily sensuous, richly observed piece of work, handsomely detailed and furnished..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]


“..Youth has a wan eloquence and elegance, though freighted with sentimentality and a strangely unearned and uninteresting macho-geriatric regret for lost time, lost film projects, lost love..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]