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The Book Thief

Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) becomes a book thief while living in Germany during WWII. The young girl finds a welcome release in the written word, and shares her escape with those closest to her, including a Jewish refugee (Max Vandenburg) hiding in her home. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 131
Theater Release: 15 Nov 2013
Video Release: 11 Mar 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Book Thief is rated PG-13: for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.

Director: Brian Percival
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer
Studio: 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Website: Official site for The Book Thief.

Detailed Review

The Book Thief is told from two perspectives—that of Death and a young German girl named Liesel Meminger. In this pre-WWII Germany setting, the Führer is rising to power, inciting… 
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Why Is The Book Thief Rated PG-13?

Violence: Scenes of war violence are shown including bombing raids, explosions, burning and destroyed buildings… 
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In this story many of the characters have to make difficult without knowing what the… 
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