The Book Thief rating info

The Book Thief

Learning to read becomes one girl's way to protest Nazi rule

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

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

Run Time: 131 minutes

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Why is The Book Thief rated PG-13? The Book Thief is rated PG-13 by the MPAA 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.

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The Book Thief
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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

News About "The Book Thief"

Cast and Crew

The Book Thief is directed by Brian Percival and stars Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Book Thief movie is March 11, 2014. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

Books are both a best friend and a feared enemy to the characters in Inkheart. The horrors of WWII are slowly revealed to another youngster in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. A group of school children try to understand the magnitude of holocaust in the documentary Paper Clips.

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