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Overall B+

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.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.

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.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

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.

The Book Thief
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Violence, Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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