The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 9, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With first-rate special effects and compelling storytelling, this adaptation stays faithful to its source material and will please moviegoers of all ages.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

David Edelstein

An entertaining, emotional, and surprisingly intimate movie.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

There isn't a single moment in this film, front to end, that rings true.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Long may it roar.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

For sheer entertainment value, and the painless imparting of values about family, loyalty and bravery, this lion in winter roars loudly.

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Sean Axmaker

It is a handsome production, an epic fantasy for younger audiences with a spiritual message, and it was followed by two more films in the series. This one remains the most satisfying and inspiring.

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TIME Magazine

There's no fire, no passion and not much fun.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

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.

Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The first-rate special effects and nice adapted script contribute to create this fine, delightful - yet also notably harmless - adventure for the whole family… More
Bruce Bruce
With an appeal to both adults and children, the British author C. S. Lewis wrote seven books in his Chronicles of Narnia series. The stories are rich in… More
Michael Edwards
While not following the book word for word. It does follow core scenes and characters from the novel. The actors in the film all do a great job, the effects are… More
Eugene Bernabe
Visually stunning and thoroughly well-played acting and plot. The first film of the Narnia saga was something more than expected. 4.5/5
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Powerful, epic, and suitably touching, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe deftly balances Christian themes with humor, family issues, and intense,… More
Jason Spencer
Nice visuals