• Released
  • December 9, 2005
  • PG , 2 hr 20 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Family
  • 5,749 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Four children help the lion Aslan fight an evil queen for control of the land.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A movie of intelligence and power, of beauty, universality and largeness of spirit.
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100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A generation-spanning journey that feels both comfortingly familiar and excitingly original.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The picture goes exactly where the prose does, enticing all of us, kids and adults and atheists and believers alike, down below the brittle...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
What is lightly sketched in the novel, where much is left to the imagination, blossoms into full-blown, richly detailed life in the movie.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A gracefully subtle metaphor about life's Deep Magic has become a war film; what was a one-chapter battle toward the end of the book is now...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie, for all its half-baked visual marvels, remains remarkably faithful to Lewis' story, and the innocence of his passion begins to...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An engaging and exciting family film that at times feels a bit like "The Lord of the Rings Jr."
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
That's not to say that this first visit to a live-action Narnia on screen isn't enjoyable, or promising for the future of what will surely...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The menagerie of mythological beasties in Narnia don't seem quite genuinely, three-dimensionally real.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This PG-rated movie feels safe and constricted in a way the story never does on the page. It leaves out the deep magic of a good movie, or...
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Rated PG | For battle sequences and frightening moments
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
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