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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This PG-rated movie feels safe and constricted in a way the story never does on the page. It leaves out the deep magic of a good movie, or a good sermon: the feeling that something vital is at stake. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A movie of intelligence and power, of beauty, universality and largeness of spirit. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An engaging and exciting family film that at times feels a bit like "The Lord of the Rings Jr." show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    That's not to say that this first visit to a live-action Narnia on screen isn't enjoyable, or promising for the future of what will surely be a successful franchise. But there's not a lot of humor along the way, and the epic struggle between good and evil plays out in battles more impressive than thrilling. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The menagerie of mythological beasties in Narnia don't seem quite genuinely, three-dimensionally real. show more

  • 100
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A generation-spanning journey that feels both comfortingly familiar and excitingly original. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    What is lightly sketched in the novel, where much is left to the imagination, blossoms into full-blown, richly detailed life in the movie. show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The picture goes exactly where the prose does, enticing all of us, kids and adults and atheists and believers alike, down below the brittle surface of our cold logic and into a richer world of imaginative wonder. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a film situated precisely on the dividing line between traditional family entertainment and the newer action-oriented family films. It is charming and scary in about equal measure, and confident for the first two acts that it can be wonderful without having to hammer us into enjoying it, or else. Then it starts hammering. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The extensive CGI work is well used and the children are exceptionally well cast, especially the girls. show more

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  • May 26, 2010 mitchellloverarm
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    I love edmund....hes so cute and so stronge and HOTTTTTTT!!!!!!!! love all the characters :)

  • November 13, 2009 diana1736
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    its a great moovie

  • January 19, 2009 DEVOTiONx3DESiRE
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    wow my brother made me watch this & I thought it would b boring but i was really interested

  • November 02, 2008 Half halo life22
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    I read all of the books & this one was my favorite

  • October 26, 2008 KIREVERETT
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    i think its great

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