The Golden Compass Reviews

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February 16, 2008
Read this review, skip this movie, and instead read the excellent books. Poor Dakota Blue Fanning is the perfect Lyra in a terrible adaptation.
February 2, 2008
A beautiful, thought-provoking fantasy film.
January 29, 2008
Lyra surpasses the timid drone of Pan's Labyrinth or the Pevensies' do-gooder sap, she's brave, smart, and the best liar in the universe.
January 19, 2008
This Compass points to the end of a would-be franchise.
January 17, 2008
Suggesting at once Mrs. Coulter's devotion to her Magisterial mission, her fears of soulful and sensual embodiment, and yes, her own split self, her slap-and-hug of her damon all but stops the film's action.
January 14, 2008
Deus ex machina ... is the only driving force.
January 14, 2008
koyrastika amihani kai sygkehymeni kritiki sto thriskeytiko systima, den parehei oyte kata dianoia arketo allothi gia toys ano ton 16 na asholithoyn idiaitera me aytin tin yperparagogi, poy ehei aytapates megaleioy tin ora poy pashei sto rythmo kai ti syn
January 2, 2008
The Golden Compass is an entertaining blend of feisty pre-teen girl heroine, CGI animals both adorable and fierce, and the usual suspects on the human side ...
January 2, 2008
The Golden Compass bears the brush strokes of a film produced by a committee of people intent on trying to make some money rather than a good movie.
December 31, 2007
All the pieces combined feel like nothing more than a barrage of exquisitely crafted names
December 21, 2007
My devotion to Jesus and love for my fellow man have been replaced with profound emptiness and contempt, and I have The Golden Compass to thank for it.
December 21, 2007
Said Ridley Scott: 'We were contemplating talking animals in Blade Runner, but we wanted to hold off Sean Young's descent into madness at least until the end of principal shooting.'
December 20, 2007
[Kidman's Mrs. Coulter is] a movie villain worth remembering -- in fact, if she were any more evil, she would have to change her name from Marisa to Ann.
December 18, 2007
Like every other story that pits the Haves against the Have-Nots.
December 16, 2007
In adapting Pullman's novel, Weitz jettisons its distinctive atmosphere and complex (and controversial) theological background and decides instead to whip through the plot.
December 15, 2007
...the cast is deadly serious, bringing each character to life and giving the audience a reason to cheer or boo them and their actions.
December 14, 2007
Come back, "Eragon"--all is forgiven!
December 13, 2007
Patchy and strangely unengaging, The Golden Compass is impressive in scale but disappoints by its cluttered storytelling and lack of heart.
December 13, 2007
The Catholic League thinks it's anti-Catholic. Admirers of Philip Pullman's 1995 His Dark Materials trilogy think the film guts the backbone of the book. Me, I just think it blows.
December 13, 2007
'The Golden Compass' concludes in a way that left me feeling teased and cheated.
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