Written November 28, 2015
Though "The Book Thief" is not based upon a true story, in its ways, it could have. Events depicted within the story, have its merits. In general, for one, as the movie poster shows, the Nazis did have public book burning spectacles. This film has one particular interesting character. I don't want to give anything away. It's odd how I always think that subjects dealing with the Second World War are finished in the cinema, somehow there's another one to be made. I enjoyed the fact I watched this with a filled audience knowing that many (like myself) were not even born when this subject took place. It serves to remind us that repressive times like this did take place, and we must not forget, because that's why history is important.
Written December 01, 2013
I am not one to be sucked into a Hollywood tearjerker....but this one did it. Sophie Nelisse was irresistible and Geoffrey Rush gave a terrific performance.
Written November 16, 2013
I normally am not a fan of books turned into movies but was very happy with this one. Hollywood got it right with the casting and both my children (they read the book too) and my husband (did not read the book) really enjoyed it. The movie had us both laughing and crying!
Written December 03, 2013
This movie should definitely be nominated for Best Picture of this year. It's a beautifully shot film with superb performances by Sophie Nelisse as Liesel, Geoffrey Rush as Hans, Nico Liersch as Rudy and Emily Watson as Rosa. Watching Rosa's hard exterior show off her compassionate side is perfectly played by Emily Watson. It's a wonderful story of love and compassion for humanity in light of the tragic times. Go see!
Written November 23, 2013
Beautiful recreation that is as faithful to the book as a movie can get. I was worried how they'd handle death as narrator but it was done well. I cried. I loved that it showed the war's impact on ordinary Germans, not Nazi's. Gorgeous film to watch and moving beyond almsot anything I have seen in the last 2-3 years.