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PG-13| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
In 1938, young orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel's new family barely scrape by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans' life.

Cast: Geoffrey Rush , Emily Watson , Sophie Nélisse , Nico Liersch , Ben Schnetzer , Levin Liam , Barbara Auer , Roger Allam

Director: Brian Percival

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

The Book Thief (2013)

Release Date: November 8th, 2013|2 hr. 7 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 52 )
  • The simplicity of Michael Petroni’s script seems a drawback at first. But skilled director Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) slowly, effectively tightens the vise as evil intrudes into the life of this child. show more

  • The resulting film has some wrong notes and touches of preciousness, but mostly it's a moving and effective presentation of life under Nazism, as seen from an unusual angle. show more

  • Anchoring the story is 9-year-old Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse), whose first scenes are riveting. show more

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  • May 02, 2014 jacquejo
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    excellent

  • April 13, 2014 Susan
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    Really enjoyed this movie. It was a little slow, but the performances were so wonderful and the characters were so well-developed. I would really recommend this movie.

  • March 12, 2014 pj00000000185000
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    i loved it amazing movie

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The New 'The Book Thief' Trailer Will Tug at Your Heartstrings (VIDEO)

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Jenni Miller on Oct 24th, 2013 9:45AM

By the looks of this trailer, the adaptation of Markus Zusak's best-selling book "The Book Thief" is going to be a two-hanky affair. Young Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) loves books, so...

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