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November 8, 2013
PG-13 , 2 hr 7 min
1,753 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A girl (Sophie Nélisse) bonds with a Jewish boy her foster parents are hiding from the Nazis.
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By Richard Roeper
This is one of the best movies of the year, featuring one of the most perfect endings of any movie in recent memory.
New York Post
By Lou Lumenick
Overall, it’s engaging and serves its young audience well — a rare Holocaust movie that doesn’t strain to become Oscar bait.
By R. Kurt Osenlund
Books themselves become the story's key symbol, representing the past and future, loss and possibility, of a place that's ground zero for...
By Peter Travers
The simplicity of Michael Petroni’s script seems a drawback at first. But skilled director Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) slowly,...
San Francisco Chronicle
By Mick LaSalle
The resulting film has some wrong notes and touches of preciousness, but mostly it's a moving and effective presentation of life under...
By Dennis Harvey
The Book Thief has been brought to the screen with quiet effectiveness and scrupulous taste by director Brian Percival and writer Michael...
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By Ben Kenigsberg
"Life Is Beautiful" may or may not have set a benchmark for tackiness in Holocaust cinema, but The Book Thief offers a hypothetical way in...
By Adam Markovitz
It would make for a pretty ghastly pageant if not for smart, understated turns by Watson and Geoffrey Rush as the charmingly Teutonic couple...
By Steven Rea
Then Death feels the need to intrude again. And again. If his accent weren't so charming, his voice so resonant, it would be depressing,...
By Claudia Puig
Anchoring the story is 9-year-old Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse), whose first scenes are riveting.
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Got to be the best WWII movie
I am still shaking...very powerful movie about a young German girl and death. War is hell, with a forced German young/ old at the battlefield and a Jew in the basement. They are powerless to stop...
Loved "The Book Thief"
This is a wonderful movie and the performances are very memorable. John Williams' score is moving and supports the movies in a beautifully subtle way. The images and characters stayed with me for a...
Book was so much better
They skipped so much of the book it was really bad I hated it they left out a lot of the big parts in the book like the part when she meets max again this was a really bad movie...
This movie is really really good. Should be best movie for 2013 hands down....
The Book Thief
I was Immediately interested by this movie just by watching the trailer. When I actually watched the movie, it was much much better then I thought it would be. It was easily one of the best movies...
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Violence and Intense Thematic Material
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+
Emotional WWII drama explores loss, literacy, and love.
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