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The Book Thief


Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.

PG-13 In Theaters 11/8/2013 , 110min.
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Critic score based on 29 reviews

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April 13, 2014
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
i loved it amazing movie
March 07, 2014
The film is moving but does not come close to the impact of the book, touching on subjects but not exploring them enough to give the same feeling desperation and loss. The casting however is spot on and the characters are exactly as I pictured.
February 26, 2014
I don't get ********* a boring, slow moving story about a boy and a girl. I kept waiting to see when something interesting would come along... Boo!
January 18, 2014
This is a wonderful movie. Looking at WWII from the eyes of a German child is novel and not the usual \"beat em off and blast em down\" shlock. The critics are wrong again. Bring your hanky and enjoy.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Claudia Puig
USA Today
Anchoring the story is 9-year-old Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse), whose first scenes are riveting. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
The movie’s strong sense of empathy, enhanced by several noteworthy performances, ought to engage most viewers. Full Review
Jordan Hoffman
An embarrassing gut-punch of unfiltered schmaltz, but its sympathy for the devil-style humanism is well-meaning. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Overall, it’s engaging and serves its young audience well — a rare Holocaust movie that doesn’t strain to become Oscar bait. Full Review
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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. Full Review

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