read the book instead

By citikitty
Written November 21, 2013
Wish I could rate this higher. I loved the book and couldn't wait to see the movie, but the movie was a big disappointment. Maybe if I hadn't read the book I would have liked the movie more. Geoffrey Rush did a great job, but the other key characters were flat stereotypes - adorable little girl & boy, bad school chum, mean stepmother, etc... The soundtrack was insipid, didn't enhance the movie at all. While anything that makes people (especially young people) more aware of the holocaust is a good thing, Schindler's List it's not.
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Okay movie, not much more

By NYPerson1
Written November 16, 2013
This movie is decent, but nothing too special. Early on, it has a "wasn't World War II in Germany _quaint_ and pretty" feel to it. The acting is fine, especially Geoffrey Rush. Didn't like the voice-over narration at all. No reason to rush out and see this movie, in my opinion. Catching it sometime on DVD would be my recommendation.
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True to the book

By msimon313
Written November 17, 2013
It was true to the book and also moving, perfectly cast. I would not say it was a brilliant adaptation but it was satisfying emotionally and technically. I don't know why the critics trashed it for not being graphic enough. The book was not meant to show overt horrors but life, love, and loss through the eyes of a child. Those who read the book must go, for others simply go.
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A real Movie, don't listen to the critics

By fresnodoggy
Written December 10, 2013
Amazing movie with amazing acting. Very heart warming. You actually feel like you are there in the 1940's Germany. Just as she was in the movie "War Horse" Sophie Nelisse will take your heart, she is an incredible actress. This movie will make you laugh as well make your eyes water up. Great story. It ends well, not sad
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The Book Thief

By tamosher
Written December 02, 2013
A truly moving film. It's beautifully filmed, the story is emotional and the acting is superb. I was totally mesmerized during the entire film. I highly recommend it.
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