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The Golden Compass

Overview


Genre :

Fantasy, Adventure, Drama

Release Date :

December 07, 2007

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Chris Weitz

Starring :

Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Tom Courtenay, Ian McKellen, Ben Walker, Adam Godley, Jim Carter, Ian McShane, Christopher Lee, Kristin Scott Thomas

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 5

“..There just seems to be ever such a lot missing, and this is ultimately what lets the film down..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
4 of 5

“..really well paced, beautiful to watch, and has a fluid combination of joyful triumphs and lurking darknes..”
by Rachel Gordon [Filmcritic.com]
2 of 4

“..disappoints with its lack of character development and convoluted storytelling..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3.5 of 4

“..delivers the year's biggest and most ambitious fantasy..”
by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..an adequate but not inspired translation of the source material..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4 of 5

“..a hugely enjoyable, superbly acted and beautifully directed fantasy adventure that is genuinely exciting to watch..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
4 of 5

“..a convoluted, enjoyable, very mad, deeply conservative and, at one moment, horribly violent extravaganza..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Geoff Pevere [Toronto Star]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Machosky [Pittsburgh Tribune Review]

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