Engaging throughout. Unique concepts and story, but does not resolve the story at all.
over 1 year
As someone who didn't read the book, this movie was amazing.
It is a travesty that this is the only film adaptation of such a great book.
over 3 years
Awful misrepresentation of the book
The greatest polar bear fight I've ever seen!
over 5 years
I enjoyed this one. It could have been better, but I liked it.
Sticks fairly well to the book but is still entertaining enough
over 6 years
great visuals but the story flounders. Get J.M. Strackzinsky to rewrite it.
over 6 years
I enjoyed the movie - but it was only because I read the book. Otherwise I'ld be lost
The Golden Compass is a 2007 fantasy-adventure film based on Northern Lights (published as The Golden Compass in the U.S.), the first novel in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. The film was released on December 7, 2007 by New Line Cinema. Directed by Chris Weitz, it stars Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliot, Ian McKellen, Ben Walker and Freddie Highmore. The project was announced in February 2002, following the success of recent adaptations of other fantasy epics, but troubles over the script and the selection of a director caused significant delays. At US$180 million, it was one of New Line's most expensive projects ever, and its middling success in the US contributed to New Line's February 2008 restructuring.
The story depicts the adventures of Lyra Belacqua, an orphan living in a parallel universe on a world that looks much like our own. In Lyra's world, a dogmatic ruling power called the Magisterium is conspiring to end tolerance and...