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The Golden Compass

After Lyra Belaqua (Dakota Blue Richards) overhears a secret conversation about a special dust believed to have extraordinary powers, she finds herself thrown into the middle of a battle over the control of the magical material. The young girl discovers new allies and unexpected foes as she tries to navigate through dangerous, parallel universes with the help of a truth-revealing Golden Compass. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 06 Dec 2007
Video Release: 28 Apr 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

The Golden Compass is rated PG-13: for sequences of fantasy violence.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Sam Elliott, Daniel Craig.
Studio: Newline Cinema

Detailed Review

The Golden Compass finds its way to the silver screen amidst a swirl of religious controversy. This is mostly because the movie is based upon the first book in the… 
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Why Is The Golden Compass Rated PG-13?

Riding on a wave of controversy based on anti-Catholic and anti-Christian content in the book… 
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In the movie, Lyra and her friends are fighting for the right to make their… 
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