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

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November 18, 2016
It is a handsome production, an epic fantasy for younger audiences with a spiritual message, and it was followed by two more films in the series. This one remains the most satisfying and inspiring.
November 7, 2012
Neither as complex or grand as LOTR nor as accessible as Potter; still, if you can overlook the arch moralising, this is fine kids escapism.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2011
Because it is a children's story about children it is occasionally a bit precious, but only occasionally. For the most part it is an extremely well-designed piece of fantasy that doesn't try to overwhelm the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 17, 2010
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
Once I ignored the religious aspects, it was a very good film...
May 17, 2008
It is marked by a peculiarly English celebration of the Church Militant. That noted, it's also a ripping yarn.
May 13, 2008
A slow, cold first half is followed by a lively, sunny second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2008
The good news is Director Andrew Adamson and gang have done an impressive job of adapting Lewis' admittedly simple and somewhat thin tale into a big scale motion picture, delivering impressive production values and few solid action sequences.
July 14, 2007
Certainly a feast for the eyes; once the story moves to Narnia, the film is never dull to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2007
The Chronicles of Narnia joins the ranks of other fantasy classics ... in creating an amazingly believable fantasy world.
March 1, 2007
With its crisply told narrative, excellent production values and great ensemble cast [it] is one of the best big-budget spectacles Hollywood has released this year.
February 10, 2007
This is a worthy opening salvo, a film that succeeds through the sheer weight of our expectations, and that won't disappoint younger audiences.
December 30, 2006
It's an enjoyable adaptation and good enough for us to welcome this new franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2006
My guess is that [it] will appeal to all of us in need of a jab of earnest, old-fashioned moralism to save the day
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2006
...an engaging and visually-stimulating adaptation of the first book of Lewis' immortal seven-part Narnia series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 28, 2006
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Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 4, 2006
There's something giddily entertaining about watching married beavers bickering--without the usual Disney attempt at cuteness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 10, 2006
Chronicles, with its wonderful sense of adventure and fast-paced storytelling, is among the best films of 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 1, 2006
This gorgeous movie takes your breath away with its spectacular visual storytelling, but Tilda Swinton and Georgie Henley steal the show.
March 25, 2006
A fun and literate package.
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