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Chris Weitz United Kingdom, 2007

J. O.'s rating of the film The Golden Compass

High expectations were not met. Presumably this would be the first in a trilogy, although five years later and there's still no second film. There was too much information coming from all angles at all times with no time to let it sink in, yet it still felt thin and under-developed (especially considering the source material). Looks great, but that's the only high point.