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 May 03, 2016
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 long time. Fine for young teenagers and above but they should have knowledge of the holocaust however this is a good film to introduce them to this horrible page in human history. Definitely recommend this film!
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 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 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.