Movie Review - The Book Thief (***1/2)


In the film The Book Thief Liesel (Sophie Nélisseis) is a young girl in Germany. Her parents are Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). Max (Ben Schnetzer) is the guy who comes and stays with them. Rudy (Nico Liersch) is the boy next door. Frau Heinrich (Kirsten Block) and Frau Becker (Hildegard Schroedter) are who the people in the town work for.

Liesel (Sophie Nélisseis) is adopted by a family in Germany during WWII during the time of Adolf Hitler. She steals books and reads them to get through the horrors going on around her in Germany. They shelter a Jewish refuge in her adoptive parents home. Will she make it out alive during this horrible time in history? Will her family and friends?

The Book Thief was heartbreaking, funny at times and had a great storyline. It was over 2 hours. There is some German with English subtitles but mostly English. You will fall in love with the characters and the German culture. This is another German movie to add to my favorites.

I would recommend seeing this movie it definitely is a heartfelt movie!

Rating - ***1/2 out of 4 Stars

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