The Golden Compass

There are worlds beyond our own – the compass will show the way.

The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in a parallel world where people’s souls manifest themselves as small animals, talking bears fight wars, and children are mysteriously disappearing. At the centre of the story is a 12-year-old girl, Lyra, who sets out to find and rescue her best friend, Roger, and ends up on an extraordinary quest to save not only her own world, but ours as well.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jim Carter, Tom Courtenay, Eva Green, Nonso Anozie, Dakota Blue Richards, Clare Higgins, Steven Loton, Hattie Morahan

Director: Chris Weitz

Running Time:  113 mins

(PG) Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers

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  • Waihekemum

    Truly a beautiful film. A true example of a great children’s movie with
    fantasy and amazing effects. Orphan Lyra lives in a fantasy parallel
    universe where people’s souls (daemons) live outside their bodies as
    animals. Children’s daemons can change, for instance from a ferret to a
    monkey; but on adulthood the image of their soul is fixed. But there’s a
    group of people, intent on separating children from their daemons and
    Lyra gets caught up in their plan, as one of her friends is kidnapped
    and she goes tothe planet’s far north to find and rescue him. Along the
    way she gets help from “gyptians”, witches and an armour-clad polar
    bear. Be dazzled by the special effects, the plot will keep you
    entranced and you’ll wondering when can you see the sequel.
    from Donna Dierick

  • Lisagordon

    All the hassles with this movie but i liked it. Great graphics and sound.

  • Mrsjimmy

    A very imaginative movie, beautifully shot. This is clearly one of the best movies of the year.

  • Carolina

    Tis is a movie that captivated audiences. The special effects are
    impressive and the acting was good. I wish that Daniel Graig had a
    bigger role in this. The film was a bit difficult to understand,
    especially if you haven’t read the books

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