Why is The Book Thief rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Book Thief is rated PG-13 for for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.
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.