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The Book Thief|Emily Watson
The Book Thief
Emily Watson and Nico Liersch
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Overview

A young girl (Sophie Nelisse) living with foster parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) in Nazi Germany begins collecting forbidden books and sharing them with the Jewish refugee hiding in her home in this war drama adapted from Markus Zusak's book by screenwriter Michael Petroni (THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS) and director Brian Percival (DOWNTON ABBEY).

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
Brian Percival - Director
Sophie Nelisse
Emily Watson
Nico Liersch
Matthias Matschke
Jan Andres
Georg Tryphon
Carina Wiese
Sebastian Hülk
Ludger B÷kelmann
Rainer Bock

Details

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (AC-3, Dolby, Widescreen, Dubbed)
  • Run Time: 125
  • UPC: 024543886563
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) ((Parents Strongly Cautioned))
  • Release Date: March 2014

Movie Reviews

Reviews:
"Brian Percival delivers a quietly effective and engaging adaptation of Markus Zusak's WWII-set novel." - 10/04/2013 Variety


"Anchoring the story is 9-year-old Liesel Meminger, whose first scenes are riveting." - 11/14/2013 USA Today


"[With] smart, understated turns by Watson and Geoffrey Rush..." - 11/13/2013 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "Rush, an actor of unerring grace and grit, gives a touching, vital performance." - 11/07/2013 Rolling Stone


"[T]he French-Canadian Nélisse holds her own amid a more seasoned cast; her scenes with the kindly Rush are particularly fine." - 11/07/2013 A.V. Club


"THE BOOK THIEF is a wondrous, richly textured, sometimes heartbreakingly effective movie..." - 11/14/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "Fairytale production design and a sweeping score from John Williams help the film look and sound the part..." - 02/10/2014 Total Film


3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] good performances, impeccable craft and good intentions....THE BOOK THIEF is effective..." - 02/21/2014 Empire

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