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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Nicole Kidman
Eva Green
Daniel Craig
Dakota Blue Richards
Ben Walker
Ian McKellen
Ian McShane
Jim Carter
Tom Courtenay
Charlie Rowe
Clare Higgins
Steven Loton
Sam Elliott
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Chris Weitz
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Chris Weitz
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The Golden Compass
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The Golden Compass

Plot
When a spate of child kidnappings claims her friend Roger, Lyra (Richards) sets off to rescue him. This brings her into a battle between her world’s religious government and her only known relative (Craig), who’s set on (heretically) proving the existence of parallel worlds.


Verdict
A crushing disappointment for fans and a scuppered opportunity for a cinematic event. That the first book has been so mishandled doesn’t bode well for the (already greenlit) more complicated ones to come.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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