The Book Thief

Courage beyond words.


The Book Thief
While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, a young woman finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. As she reads to him, a relationship develops, but the Nazis are forever searching houses and it is only a matter of time before they come knocking.

131 minutes.
Drama, War, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch
Director
Brian Percival
ScreenplayMarkus Zusak, Michael Petroni
MusicJohn Williams
CinematographyFlorian Ballhaus
EditingJohn Wilson
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2013
Produced byFox 2000 Pictures, Studio Babelsberg

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNOne
ViolenceMild impact, occasional
PrejudiceMild impact, frequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis drama feature contains themes about war versus humanity and it is set around the second world war. It revolves around Hitler's Germany and anti-Semitism (sic) around that period.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
2
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Stephen Farber quote iconLanguid, but great acting.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconA misfire in far too many meaningful aspects, The Book Thief is so bad that it's tough to decide whether it's better used as a sleep aid or watched while under the influence as an object of derision.
8
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconIf there can be such a thing as a sweet, reflective fable about death and the Holocaust, The Book Thief is it.
15
Metacritic.com
29 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
109 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA bit too safe in its handling of its Nazi Germany setting, The Book Thief counters its constraints with a respectful tone and strong performances.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
15

What the People say

Internet
8295 Netizens quote iconSimply Beautiful
15

Average .. 60%

12

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