Written December 28, 2013
Saw this film yesterday afternoon and still cannot stop dreaming, thinking about it. Well made, terrific foreshadowing and nuances, meaningful story, great acting. Not like so many films where the plot is obvious. I strongly recommend.
Written August 28, 2015
Took my 3 teenage kids, they loved it, I thought it was really good also, great story, great acting and made you feel like you were there
Written December 02, 2013
This is one of my all-time favorite books, and although the book is still way better than the movie, I thought the movie was great. It stayed pretty true to the book (though, of course, there were some side plots that were minimized) and it was really beautifully made.
Written November 30, 2013
I thought the movie had excellent acting, especially Hans, Rosa and the children, Liesel and Rudy. A truly amazing story. I read the book first and it was excellent, beautifully written by the author. It is a must read for everyone, particularly age 10 to adult. The movie theatrics were very good but I felt some key elements were left out, such as Liesel's struggle with the nightmares of her brother and Max's nightmares of his family. The desperation of the family was somewhat glossed over and glamorized while the book told the real story of their deep fears and struggle with humanity, or lack of, from the Nazi's.
Still a very good movie! It has beautiful scenery and again, the acting was terrific!
Written December 09, 2013
The power of words and actions in the wake of the Nazi Reign on a common German Family and their strife, is truly amazing. Risking their lives to take in and hide a young Jewish man. The love this family showed this young man was truly remarkable, touching and sad. The acting was superb and the young girl/ woman Sophie Nelisse who plays Leizel was amazing as well as the performances by Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. The setting and costumes were very fitting. Loved the ones scene by the lake with the two childhood friends condemning Hitler.