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The Golden Compass (full-screen Single-disc Edition)

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie is Good reflection of books June 24 2008
Some of the people reviewing this film don't seem to know that
it is describing events in Pullman's multibook series, "His Dark Materials".

The movie is an astonishingly accurate portrayal of the first book,
which takes place in another universe with fundamentally different
ground rules, and very different societies.

The questions left open in the movie are also an accurate reflection
of where the issues stood in the book. So the people who are complaining
about this really need to take issue with the book rather than the movie.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oustanding! May 1 2008
This is my favourite fantasy movie from 2007--I liked it even better than Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The casting, direction, writing, and art direction are superb. The story is compelling and deep. Although this title is aimed at the teen set, the quality of this film transcends generations. I was particularly impressed by Dakota Blue Richards who is the perfect Lyra.

For some inexplicable reason this film did not do well at the box office. I really have no idea why. It did not seem to have any competition when it came out. If you missed it, now is your chance to catch it and discover a great movie to share with your whole family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Fast, Underdeveloped April 24 2009
By Estrild
There was little introduction, and the whole film sweeps by in 1 hr 45 mins, with little character development, and little explanation of what's going on. I found it hard to care about the characters, and to comprehend the writter's world. It was stressful to watch. As opposed to Lord of the Rings which is slowly introduced with much explanation of what's going on and why. I don't know why they didn't make this film at least half an hour longer to take some more time for this, and to slow things down.

I liked the story though, and presume the book is much more satisfying. The fantasy world is beautifuly depicted visually. Perhaps the film is meant to be watched repeatedly till one understands all the finer details.

It is very much like a flip side to Lion Witch and Wardrobe. Shame they may not come out with part two, as there are loose ends at the end of the film which add to the unsatisfyed feeling.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great movie April 14 2014
By Lady S
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Great movie. Terrific CG. Good flow to movie although ending a bit flat. Would not recommend for young children, has some frightening scenes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The golden compass Dec 9 2013
By Ivy
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I loved the video. Was hoping ther was a sequel but there is not. However it is worth watching
I enjoyed it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un classique Nov. 15 2013
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Une belle histoire avec beaucoup de bon effets spéciaux que demander de plus. En plus, les acteurs sont bons.
Laissez-vous envoûter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will always love it. July 7 2013
By Nancy
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Great adventure, great movie also give justice to the book. I could watch this movie times and times again. I love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie Nov. 28 2012
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Love this film, wish they had made part 2 and 3. Order was quick and precise. Now I will enjoy this with my Grand kids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A compas?
Her we see the fictional beings that are determined to control the lives and actions of those that are determined to ger control of the one object that will estroy their ability to... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Clarence Huibers
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant family fantasy movie
Great story, fabulous actors and amazing special effects. Sit down with your family and enjoy! (Very young children may find the armed polar bear fight scene a bit scary).
Published 21 months ago by Jo Rockett
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight for teens and older
I really enjoyed this one, at the not-so-tender age of 66. The story is fascinating, most of the characters are well developed, and the visual FX are great. Read more
Published on Sept. 28 2011 by M. Bailin
5.0 out of 5 stars An enchanting and golden gem of a film!
This is a review I have deferred for about two years to let the initial controversies surrounding this film subside. Read more
Published on June 21 2009 by Robert Badgley
3.0 out of 5 stars Studio tampering killed what could have been so much more!
I mean come on, why remove the original ending weeks from release. The studio killed this potential trilogy. Shame really, it could have been GREAT!
Published on Jan. 11 2009 by Corey
2.0 out of 5 stars A pretentious boring story
While I generally love good fantasy stories, this one has all the hallmarks of being written ( as it was) by an author who is a dry academic. Read more
Published on June 12 2008 by Jerry J.
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