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The Golden Compass
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The Golden Compass 2007

description written by member Zara:

The first movie based on the bestselling Philip Pullman novels. The "His Dark Materials" trilogy is comprised of "The Golden Compass," "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass". It revolves around a young girl who travels to the far north to save her best friend. Along the way she encounters shape-shifting creatures, witches, and a variety of otherworldly characters in parallel universes.

Release Date:December 7th, 2007
Directed By:
No image existsChris Weitz
Written By:
No image existsChris Weitz
No image existsPhilip Pullman
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
No image existsNonso Anozie
No image existsEva Green
No image existsJim Carter
No image existsTom Courtenay
No image existsClare Higgins
Sam ElliottSam Elliott
Simon McBurneySimon McBurney
No image existsJack Shepherd
No image existsJohn Bett
No image existsJohn Franklyn-Robbins
No image existsMagda Szubanski
No image existsPaul Antony-Barber
No image existsJason Watkins
Ian McShaneIan McShane
No image existsHattie Morahan
No image existsJames Rawlings
No image existsBen Walker
Charlie RoweCharlie Rowe
No image existsDakota Blue Richards
No image existsSteven Loton
No image existsJonathan Laury
No image existsTommy Luther
No image existsBill Hurst

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The Golden Compass Movie Review by Movie Addict (12/27/2008)

Now that Chris Weitz has been tapped for the teen vampire sequel, and Nicole Kidman is supposedly ready to give up acting, it seems that I will have to buy the book to see how this ends.

I know that the evil empire is defeated and freedom reigns across the land, as that is the way it always happens, whether it is Star...

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The Golden Compass Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/28/2008)

Bad literary adaptations are especially frustrating when the source material is as breathtakingly visual as 'The Golden Compass'. Yes, Chris Weitz captures the chill of Scandinavia well and he cast the perfect Lyra, however he unfortunately completely messed with the plot of the film and left us hanging in the end.


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The Golden Compass Movie Review by Ben (1/1/2008)

"The Golden Compass" is hardly the atheist horror that many have painted it out to be. Rather, it is a movie that challenges the authority that its characters are subjected to, and how it tells the people to live and what to think among other things. My dad has read the book the movie is based on, and he said that it was...

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The Golden Compass Movie Review by Zara (12/13/2007)

I can kind of understand the issue that the religious people have against this movie. It's cleverly hidden in the language that there's this superior group of people who have self-elected themselves to be in charge of all the moral situations amongst people, especially those less financially endowed.

However, these...

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The Golden Compass Movie Review by Jarrod (12/8/2007)

'The Golden Compass' is a spectacular fantasy epic, adapted from a novel by Philip Pullman, the first part of a trilogy, future installments may hinge on the box office success of this film, which I doubt can live up to the standards set by LOTR or Harry Potter, yet it does rival, if not surpass, The Chronicles of Narnia,...

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