Written January 01, 2014
Compelling, outstanding, powerful… with this movie, Geoffrey Rush makes up for having done Marquis de Sade in the past. I almost didn't go see it just because he was starring in it. But he was superb…as were other actors/actresses.
Written January 02, 2014
This movie left my sister and I in tears. It was so touching, and rarely do I say this, but when compared to the book, the movie was only a few points shy of being as good. I deeply enjoyed this movie, and once it is out on DVD, it will be joining my collection, which I rarely do with living so close to a library. This movie has entered my top five favorites. Do NOT pass up watching this movie! I repeat, do NOT pass it up. And don't forget some tissues.
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.
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.
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.