From various places:
--www.rottentomatoes.com says that 73% of the reviews are positive :-D
- National Review : "A Classic"
- Columbus Dispatch : 3 stars; "Family-friendly fantasy"; likes Georgie Henley (Lucy); Lord of the Rings comparions (which I think are unfounded); wanted more in the battle scene (like, say, blood)
--Washington Post : four stars "sterling version"; "well told, handsome, stirring and loads of fun"; "adorable Georgie Henley" and "fabulous Tilda Swinton (the White Witch)"; also approves of Skynard Keynes job as Edmund.
-- Cincy Enquirer : 8/10. Ranks just behind LOTR
-- Akron Beacon Journal : Most unsavory review I read. 2 stars; didn't like that Father Christmas gave the kids weapons (oh geez....) is one of the more ridiculous comments.
-- USA Today : 3 stars; children "do a fine job"; CG characters are "beautifully realized"; Liam Neeson is "commanding" as the voice of Aslan.
-- LA Times : "Real by the logic of childhood" (meaning that this is how kids would imagine it if kids were in charge); children are "delightfully down-to-earth types", especially Henley and Keynes; "timeless"
-- San Francisco Chronicle : "It's wonderful"; "all...do brilliant work"; "we're seeing the emergence of a major talent" in director Adamson.
--And, last but not least, the NY Times : Not as "sublime" as LOTR, but that's due to the material it's from; Henley is "winsome and indomitable", while Tilda Swinton is "terrifying"; the movies goes from "intimacy to grandeur that is beautifully realized."
I just got back from the film, so I'll have my post up tomorrow re: review. Bottom line: I'm more of a LA Times, WashPost girl than an ABJ girl.