The Golden Compass
In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands.
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Ambitious fantasy is too intense for young kids.
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Rotten: A mishmash of half-baked ideas, loud special-effects and disjointed imagery.
- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, December 7, 2007
Rotten: I realize that when you make a book into a movie you cannot include every single detail, but it seems like Weitz purposely tried to take all of the magic out of the story.
- Adam Tobias, Watertown Daily Times, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: This plot may sound somewhat ludicrous on paper, but Pullman has created a logical, well-thought-out world that Weitz has brilliantly translated to the big screen.
- Alonso Duralde, MSNBC, Thursday, June 24, 2010
There's something that's so bad about this movie that it's almost funny. Whether it's the obvious attempts at presenting atheism to a young audience or large battles between CG polar bears, you're never left thinking that it has any significance in film or storytelling. I would say the only thing that kept me watching it was Nicole Kidman, who managed to really give a good performance.
- ythelastman89, Thursday, February 4, 2010