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While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Drama - Although centering around a young girl, this Holocaust/WWII drama is
not for young kids, though it could be a teachable family viewing
experience for pre-teens and parents. There is a bit of dark and
disturbing moments and subject matter by virtue of the time period
and subject matter. Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson are the
recognizable faces here, but they are only in distinctly supporting
PROFANITY: A couple of miscellaneous profanities. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Beatings and fights with minimal blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Comic lines and situations; kid humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 75 moviegoers:
OUTSTANDING REVIEWS from the adults, both males and females! Approximately three-quarters of them rated it extremely high. Most of the remaining quarter rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. There weren't enough reviews in the other age/gender groups to be of much help.