• Film ID:
  • 14988
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
    BR - Adv. Booking Required
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=108 min.
  • BR=113 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
Lyra Belacqua is a precocious young girl who finds herself in the possession of the Golden Compass, a magical instrument that will decide not only the fate of her own world but that of the universe. A fantastical adventure where witches rule the skies and warrior polar bears roam the planet The Golden Compass is adapted from Philip Pullman's ‘Northern Lights' and though a visual spectacle it has not made the transition comfortably; a mess of a story that lacks coherence and a ruthlessly open ended finale that makes you feel like you've just watched a very long opening credit. An enjoyable kid's film perhaps, but it had the potential for rather more.
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