Up 8,681 this week

The Compass (2009)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 81 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Biology governs 20 percent of our lives; the remaining 80 percent is up to us. With this in mind, wellness expert John Spencer Ellis set out to create a life guide to help people realize ... See full summary »


(additional material), (additional material), 1 more credit »
0Check in

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
a list of 9 titles
created 27 Aug 2013
a list of 37 titles
created 30 Nov 2013

Related Items

Search for "The Compass" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Compass (2009)

The Compass (2009) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Compass.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Artifact (2012)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, this riveting and award-winning documentary gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto ("Requiem for a Dream," "Dallas Buyers ... See full summary »

Director: Jared Leto
Stars: Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Milicevic
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The world is changing faster than ever. Technology is accelerating, job security is declining and income inequality is increasing. People are overworked and underpaid. With less time and ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Kenemore
Stars: Eric Worre, Robert Kiyosaki, Harry Dent
Opus (2011)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Seven strangers show up at an empty house to star in an independent horror film, but are turned against each other as, one by one, they are discovered brutally murdered by the director.

Director: Micah Levin
Stars: Lola Blanc, Demarkes Dogan, Carolyn Jania
Pass It On (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Filmed along the same lines as What the Bleep, The Secret, and The Celestine Prophecy. This too will be an interactive motion picture that delves into the questions everyone has been asking... See full summary »

Director: Jon Dixon
Stars: John Abdo, John Assaraf, Michael Beckwith
Fuck (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.

Director: Steve Anderson
Stars: Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Bill Maher
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Joseph
Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate
Waste Land (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Vik Muniz
Inside Job (2010)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson
Stars: Matt Damon, William Ackman, Daniel Alpert
Manny I (2014)
Documentary | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working ... See full summary »

Directors: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore
Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao
BBC: A Window on the World (TV Movie 2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Mel Stuart
Stars: David Attenborough


Credited cast:
Perk ...
The Traveler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Voice of Older Traveler (voice) (as Craig Adams)
John Assaraf ...
Les Brown ...
Ona Brown ...
Kelli Calabrese ...
Jerry Conti ...
John Demartini ...
Marie Diamond ...
T. Harv Eker ...
Jerry Ellis ...
Older Traveler
John Spencer Ellis ...
Traveler at the Mountains
Bill Greenlee ...
Traveler at the Beach


Biology governs 20 percent of our lives; the remaining 80 percent is up to us. With this in mind, wellness expert John Spencer Ellis set out to create a life guide to help people realize their potential and achieve success. The Compass is the result. Tracing the journey of a character called the Traveler, the film provides the motivational messages and tools you need to lead an outstanding and fulfilling life. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


From Where You Are . . . To Where You Want To Be





Official Sites:



| |

Release Date:

25 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az Iránytű  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

14 September 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

A pathetic attempt to cash in on the already quasi-cheesy phenomenon that is "The Secret". Yes, some of the ground principles are certainly good, but even if you believe in the Law of Attraction -- as originally described by Abraham-Hicks (who interestingly enough pulled out of "The Secret" after seeing the results) -- this film does not seem very convincing. I don't know about you, but I thought quite a few of the people who were interviewed in "The Secret" came across as less than reliable and just plain cheesy. They're all here as well, and its all bound together by the most tacky, amateurishly filmed "story" you can imagine -- topped with horrible music by a third rate folk singer trying to cram as many clichés as possible into his lifeless tunes. Stay clear, and seek out the source instead. Any original work by Abraham-Hicks will tell you all you need to know, in a much clearer and more sensible way than this drivel.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
LOL..wrong Debbie Allen cairnlae
Discuss The Compass (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: