The Golden Compass Image
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 323 Ratings

Summary: Based on author Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals, talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches coexist. At the center of the story is Lyra, a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend who's been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers--and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. (New Line Cinema)
Runtime: 113 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence.
Production: Ingenious Film Partners
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Countries: USA, UK
Languages: English, French, Russian, Icelandic
Home Release Date: Apr 29, 2008
Director Credit
Chris Weitz Director
Writer Credit
Chris Weitz Screenplay
Philip Pullman Novel "Northern Lights"
Principal Cast Credit
Dakota Blue Richards Lyra
Daniel Craig Lord Asriel
Nicole Kidman Mrs. Coulter
Cast Credit
Ben Walker Roger
Christopher Lee First High Councilor
Edward de Souza Second High Councilor
Eva Green Serafina Pekkala
Freddie Highmore Pantalaimon
Ian McKellen Iorek Byrnison
Ian McShane Ragnar Sturlusson
Jim Carter John Faa
Kathy Bates Hester
Kristin Scott Thomas Stelmaria
Sam Elliott Lee Scoresby
Tom Courtenay Farder Coram
Producer Credit
Andrew Miano Executive Producer
Bill Carraro Producer
Deborah Forte Producer: New Line Cinema
Ileen Maisel Executive Producer
Mark Ordesky Executive Producer
Michael Lynne Executive Producer
Nikolas Korda Co-Producer
Paul Weitz Executive Producer
Robert Shaye Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
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