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The Book Thief

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Brian Percival

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Plot Summary

Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson star in this inspiring film based on the bestseller about Liesel, (Sophie Nélisse), a girl adopted by a German couple (Rush and Watson) who hide a Jew (Ben Schnetzer) from Hitler’s army. Soon Liesel discovers that words and imagination provide an escape from the events unfolding around her family in this extraordinary film directed by Brian Percival.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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46%
  • Reviews Counted: 134
  • Fresh: 61
  • Rotten: 73
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Markus Zusak's enormously successful young-adult novel seems to have been adapted as a movie for middle-aged children. – David Denby, New Yorker, Nov 25, 2013

Rotten: A tale of WWII Germany as seen through the eyes of a young girl, "The Book Thief" is unobjectionable, sentimental, and not a little dull. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Nov 21, 2013

Fresh: "The Book Thief" may not be perfect, but it may steal your heart. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Nov 22, 2013

Fresh: Pretty visuals give an unexpectedly painful twist to other parts of the story. – Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News, Nov 21, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Brilliant

This is the best movie I've seen from 2013. Anyone who thinks otherwise is touched in the head. The actors, music, story, and photography are beautiful. From the moment the camera pans down into the train and Leisel speaks it doesn't feel like a movie, it's as if you are watching someone's life unfold before your eyes.

BRILLIANT.

MUST SEE

This movie brought me to tears not only the first time I saw it, but every time I saw it. The music is phenomenal and the actors are the best I've seen. This will be my favorite movie for a long, long time

Great movie, Phenomenal book

Read the book then go see the movie. You will be a better person for having done so. It is a touching, amazing story. One of my favorite books of all time and overall they did a good job with the screenplay.

The Book Thief
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2013

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