The Golden Compass | Full Movie

The Golden Compass
  • PG-13
  • 1h 53m
  • 2007
Rotten42%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
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Based on the first volume in Philip Pullman's best-selling, award-winning trilogy, His Dark Materials, THE GOLDEN COMPASS unfolds an epic fantasy adventure set in a parallel world, where science and magic intertwine. Twelve-year-old Lyra Belacqua (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards) sets out to rescue her best friend, and ends up on an extraordinary quest to save not only her own world, but ours and others as well. Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman and stars with Daniel Craig in this triumph of the imagination. Filled with fascination, depth and wonder, Pullman's saga presents the eternal struggle of good vs. evil --and the power of one young girl heal a rift torn in the fabric of the universe.

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Common Sense Says
Ambitious fantasy is too intense for young kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this action-packed fantasy based on the first book in Philip Pullman's best-selling trilogy will feel threatening to young children. Animals and kids are in constant peril, and young kids will be upset by the threatened separation between the animals (daemons) and their humans. There are also many tense, violent scenes (chases; fierce, growling animals; shooting), as well as a fairly graphic battle between two enormous polar bears (one knocks the other's jaw off). And there's a major clash between children and adult troops that includes guns, arrows, swords, clubs, chains, hooks, and explosions. The main character is a 12-year-old girl who goes up against evil forces to save her friends. Although some religious groups have urged a boycott of the film based on its allegedly anti-Christian content, there is no specific language or imagery related to Christianity.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Release Date:December 7, 2007
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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