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February 19, 2010
The DVD was great as well as the book
January 18, 2010
I liked the movie. The book was beter by far , though. And it is true,that the book, more than the film, makes you think and sort of find the tweaks in the catholic church and everything. Good for teenagers during THOSE years where you ar etrying to discover yourself. We all have to revolt at times.
August 04, 2008
I thought it was a fantastic movie and can't wait for the next. As one who was raised Catholic and seen all the control and contradiciton imposed by the Christians in general, enjoyed the biting, and quite obvious criticism of the church. I hope this causes more people to question what they are told and whether they believe the hypocrisy they are taught.
July 21, 2008
what happens next...im kinda upset about the ending... is there more to come????
May 22, 2008
It was the best movie i have seen.I put it up there with Harry Potter and The lord of the rings I cant wait to see the next two.I wish they would make more movies like this I took my grandson and he is seven and he rated it a nine I was very surprised how much he liked the movie.
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Disappoints with its lack of character development and convoluted storytelling. Full Review
A tepid, jumbled Hollywood fable whose final message seems to amount to little more than "Follow your dreams," or worse, "Stay tuned for the sequel." Full Review
One key missing element: the world in which this story takes place never feels unique. We aren't drawn into it the way we were with Middle Earth or Hogwarts. In fact, with all the airships flying around, there are times when it feels like an extension of Stardust. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
Looks magical, seethes with elusive profundities and makes remarkably little sense, though the murkiness makes perfect sense on a shallower level. Full Review
The Onion (A.V. Club)
The Golden Compass does manage the job of bringing Pullman's world to the screen. With luck, any future entries will try harder to get the job done right. Full Review