[X] close
[X] close
The Golden Compass movie poster

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass

In Movie Theaters:Friday, December 7, 2007      
On Blu-ray & DVD:Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Released; Now Available Buy or Rent Availability
more cast

Companies: New Line Cinema


for sequences of fantasy violence.


Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig star in a fantasy adventure of parallel worlds, witches, warring bears and shape-shifting animals.

Lyra Belacqua is an orphan who lives happily in Jordan College, Oxford, playing with local boys and terrorizing the professors. However, when Lyra overhears scholars discussing a plot against her uncle, Lord Asriel, centering on a mysterious substance called Dust, her curiosity is roused. Soon Lyra is in over her head as she uncovers a frightening plot and a whole new world of possibilities.

Oscar Nominations of 2007:
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Art Direction
view more nominations

Additional Notes:

Described as darker in tone than the "Harry Potter" books, the series tackles themes of childhood, innocence and sin, and combines magic, science and theology.

Questions & Answers:

    Have a question about this movie?

    Ask it here and we will try to provide an answer.

    Related Movies—His Dark Materials Franchise:

    The Subtle Knife (Concept)
    The Amber Spyglass (Concept)

    Seen the movie? Rate It!

    4.06 out of 5 stars (47 users) Add Review

    Share & Send
    Production Updates (3)
    Receive Weekly Movie Insider Updates

    Email Address
    Other Movies: Newest Trailers

    Sunshine Superman
    Theatrical Trailer

    Theatrical Trailer

    The Forger
    Theatrical Trailer

    War Room
    Theatrical Teaser

    Theatrical Trailer