The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

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Our best guess for you: 3.3 stars

Average of 2222 ratings: 3.3 Stars

2007 M Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers.

There are worlds beyond our own - the compass will show the way.

The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in a parallel world where people's souls manifest themselves as small animals, talking bears fight wars, and children are mysteriously disappearing. At the centre of the story is a 12-year-old girl, Lyra, who sets out to find and rescue her best friend, Roger, and ends up on an extraordinary quest to save not only her own world, but ours as well.

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113 minutes
Ingenious Film Partners

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English, English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
Widescreen 2.35:1
English captions
English 7.1 DTS-HD
Audio commentary by writer/director Chris Weitz

30 Member Reviews Write a review

3 by birdandbloke

This one is left wide open for a sequel which I am sure will be coming our way soon. It was great family viewing, a kids pic that the Mums and Dads can enjoy too.

3 by

As an adult (although I often have doubts about myself on that score...), I found the plot a little too simplistic to hold my attention and often the animals were distractingly obvious as CGI. Also... Read more

4 by s0lidus

I wasn't expecting too much from this film as I don't like Nicole Kidman much. But in the end I loved it! It was pretty to look at, the characters were lovely (and Nicole Kidman fantastic as a villain)... Read more

2 by Darth Vadertron

Not as good as the book, some decent acting in this

2 Stars

2 by kai4uboi

i dont knw how many times i rented this but never actgually got to watch it lol

1 by nohamcamboys

Disappointing after reading the great novel it's based on. Too little detail and hard to follow plot.

4 by Cassie20

I thought this was good for this genre of film. I liked Nichol Kidman as a baddy. It wasn't riveting, but watchable and I am looking forward to seeing the next installment

4 by Kohgb

This Blu-ray has a fairly conventional storyline, with no real character complexity or development. In this regard it stands in sharp contrast with the Harry Potter stories, or the LION WITCH AND WARDROBE... Read more

1 by Trekker

Found this one quite disappointing as i felt like i was only getting tasty snippets but not allowed to partake of the whole meal. Ended up with more questions at the end that i wanted answered. I also... Read more

4 by Doogie1

Good moview with a solid story line. Characters were a good mix of good and evil and there were enough twists to keep it interesting. Safe for the kids to watch.