The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings -- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter -- in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of 'hide-and-seek' in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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 a good sermon: the feeling that something vital is at stake."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"An entertaining, emotional, and surprisingly intimate movie."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Neither as complex or grand as LOTR nor as accessible as Potter; still, if you can overlook the arch moralising, this is fine kids escapism."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"So digitalized that the images start to suggest chintzy old superimpositions"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It is marked by a peculiarly English celebration of the Church Militant. That noted, it's also a ripping yarn."
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
"Long may it roar."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"For sheer entertainment value, and the painless imparting of values about family, loyalty and bravery, this lion in winter roars loudly."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Because it is a children's story about children it is occasionally a bit precious, but only occasionally. For the most part it is an extremely well-designed piece of fantasy that doesn't try to overwhelm the audience."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Once I ignored the religious aspects, it was a very good film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A slow, cold first half is followed by a lively, sunny second half."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"There's no fire, no passion and not much fun."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"It's a work of profound ambition, and, in adapting it for the screen, the makers of The Chronicles of Narnia don't shy away from its demands."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Timeless classic faithfully rendered."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
"The story never quite lives up to the grandeur of the visuals, and the narrative tends to drag, especially in the first half."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"The bigger the scope gets, the less we really care."
‑ Steven Snyder, Zertinet Movies

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