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The Book Thief


Nov 15, 2013

Latest Home Video

Mar 11, 2014

MPAA Rating



Brian Percival


Geoffrey Rush
Emily Watson
Sophie NĂ©lisse
Ben Schnetzer


2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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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.

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Why Is The Book Thief Rated PG-13?

The Book Thief is rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.

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Violence: Scenes of war violence are shown including bombing raids, explosions, burning and destroyed buildings and an injured man. Several corpses are shown (none are bloody or have discernable injuries). A boy’s nose begins to bleed as he dies. Several characters are bullied. A girl violently punches a boy and gives him a bloody nose after he taunts her.

Sexual Content: A boy asks a girl to kiss him on several occasions.

Language: The script contains a few terms of Deity and one mild profanity along with repeated name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use:A man drinks from a liquor bottle.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence.
MB PG Violence, Mature Theme.
ON PG Mature Theme

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Book Thief...

Home Video Notes: The Book Thief

Release Date: 11 March 2014

The Book Thief releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Deleted Scenes

- A Hidden Truth: Bringing The Book

- Thief to Life

- Original Theatrical Trailer

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jpjmc says: Nov. 05, 2013

This movie is fantastic. I was able to go to a preview last week with my family. (11 & 13 yr old girls) It is very sad in parts. There is no sex/drugs. A little alcohol. Some violence but not much. It is a beautifully done film. The cast is amazing in their roles. Definitely a must see.

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