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The Golden Compass
5.8 Rating
(1176 ratings)
6.1 IMDB rating

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Marisa Coulter
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Lord Asriel
Dakota Blue Richards

Dakota Blue Richards

Lyra 'Silvertongue' Belacqua
Ben Walker

Ben Walker

Roger
Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore

Pantalaimon
Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

Iorek Byrnison
Eva Green

Eva Green

Serafina Pekkala
Jim Carter

Jim Carter

John Faa


Written by
Chris Weitz

Chris Weitz

(screenplay)


The Golden Compass Videos

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Bitterly Disappointing

6 years, 9 months ago at Dec 8 13:59
4 votes
I am a fan of the book, but will admit that it is not brilliant writing. But there is something in the book that makes it gripping and intelligent. But it is very complicated. And there was no way that they could stay completely true to the book. But the screen adaptation has lost that "something" completely. The special effects are marvelous, and costuming and stylization was pretty much how... read more

It's no Northern Lights,Compass loses direction.

5 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 19:32
3 votes
''It's an alethiometer. It’s a truth measure - a golden compass. It enables you to see what others wish to hide.... You can ask any sort of question you can imagine. Once you've got your question framed...''

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organizati... read more

better than expected

6 years, 4 months ago at May 3 12:25
2 votes
I can't believe the movie got such bad ratings. Books are books, movies are movies, these are adaptations for the big screen. People still enjoyed Harry Potter's books and movies despite the fact that they differed slightly.
Now, I admit I haven't read the Northern Lights series, so I'm really reviewing the Golden Compass movie.

As a movie, it's an enjoyable one for the entir... read more
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In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.
Release date: 7 December 2007
Fantasy (47), Adventure (33), Magic (19), 2007 (16), Based On Book (14), Action (11), Family (10), (9), Kidnapping (9), Epic (8), Voyage (8), Polar Bear (8), Based On Novel (8), Quest (7), Talking Animal (7), Witch (7), 2000s (6), Aviator (5), Surrealism (5), Based On A Book (5)
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“This movie is well produced and has a perfect role, but I don't know why, the story seemed very boring to me on the way Chris Weitz directed. It could”

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“This movie is well produced and has a perfect role, but I don't know why, the story seemed very boring to me on the way Chris Weitz directed. It could be better, I believe that some important scenes could be more breathtaking, and I got really disappointed with the end, it led me to vacuum because it has no sequel.” read more

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