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The Golden Compass (2007) - Movie Details

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Sci-Fi Action Drama Suspense
114 min.
Release Date
December 7, 2007
DVD Release Date
April 29, 2008 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
114 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence

Based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel, "The Golden Compass" tells the first story in Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy. "The Golden Compass" is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals, talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches co-exist. At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a... Full synopsis »

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The Golden Compass is now in theaters, and with it comes an enormous amount of controversy regarding its anti-religion and pro-atheism themes. Those issues that church leaders have so notoriously brought into the limelight may distract from the basic fact that the movie is still an enjoyable fantasy adventure film. It's sad to think that a lot of churchgoing children may never see this picture simply because their parents may disagree with some subtle message about not trusting what establishment says just because they've been around for hundreds of years, as if it really makes a difference. Hell, I'm anti-religion and I didn't boycott The Chronicles of Narnia. Full movie review »
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