The Golden Compass

Chris Weitz's disappointing adaptation of the first book in English novelist Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy feels simultaneously too long and desperately rushed: For all the complicated backstory, weighty themes, action set pieces and fanciful production design, it's oddly unengaging. Though the film is positioned as a straightforward good-vs.-evil...read more

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Golden Compass Points North, to No. 1 Box-office Slot

The Golden Compass topped the weekend box office with $26.1 million - a take described as "modest" when compared to the initial hauls of peers such as Lord of the Rings ($47.2 million) and Chronicles of Narnia ($65.6 mil). Enchanted placed sec… Read more

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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 un (more…)
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00:50 — Based upon the book by Philip Pullman, "The Golden Compass" is about a parallel dimension where a young girl must save her friends and other kidnapped (more…)
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  • Released: 2007
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Chris Weitz's disappointing adaptation of the first book in English novelist Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy feels simultaneously too long and desperately rushed: For all the complicated backstory, weighty themes, action set pieces and fanciful… (more)

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