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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 343 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My 13 year old son was absolutely quiet...

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    My 13 year old son was absolutely quiet as the credits rolled.... There is no such thing as a perfect movie. Especially since we all have our own ideas about what that would entail. Usually we excuse artistic license as a means of telling a story allowing room for things to happen that may seem out of place. This movie has the feel of a stage play, with young characters showing emotion well beyond their years. The two boys eyes are enough to tell the story. Is Bruno naive? Yes he is, but he represents everyone who turned a deaf ear to the atrocities of WWII. Seen through his eyes we are taken on the journey of an innocent and in seeing it that way it makes it even harder to believe that anyone who knew what was happening at that time would look away or pretend that it was not happening. He trusts that people are good and his innocent heart knows that no one is the enemy just because of something like their nationality, especially another 8 year old boy. The picture is gorgeous, the sound is fantastic especially in the closing scene as we race to the conclusion. Vera Farmiga is wonderful here - I wish they had actually developed her breakdown even further. And the two boys are captivating. Perfect movie? No such thing. Stunning movie? Thought provoking? Absolutely.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Heart wrenching human side of WW2.

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    If the human story of WW2 interests you The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will pierce your heart. This is not your typical graphic battle film, rather from the veiwpoint of the spirit of people torn between loyalty to one's country and the love of family. It strikes the heart of being human no matter which side you are on. It's not for the faint of heart as children are involved, but if you wish to see the struggle between loving others from a human perspective this will touch your innermost emotions. Based on a fictional novel it could easily have been fact. Must see for those interested in the "human" story of WW2.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Chilling Subject Matter

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    "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is not the "feel good hit of the summer".. BUT, it is an important movie to consider working into your and your family's educational viewing. Watch it before showing it to your kids - it could give you nightmares, so the kids are likely more at risk to be especially freaked-out. This said, it is an important opportunity to get a safe version of some time in other people's shoes - other people who endured the unimaginable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hard to watch considering it was real

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    Like "Schindler's List," this story depicted what atrocities Hitler's regime did to the Jewish people. It was a captivating story and the actors were great, especially the two young boys, the central characters. We found the ending to be too abrupt however, expecting more drama or suspense. Also like "Schindler's List," in spite of being a great movie, it will be hard to watch again any time soon. I would strongly recommend it and also encourage discussion among parents and their children who may view it.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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    This is a movie I have not personally seen but my grandsons wanted it so I purchased it for them. I thought it was a bit mature for a 8 and 11 year old but it is historical and their parents said given the PG rating they could watch it. They enjoyed the movie but I'm not sure if they understood the seriousness of the storyline. It is a movie everyone should at least watch once because war effects children also.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Through the eyes of a child

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    WWII concentration camp is the setting. One boy inside the camp is a Jewish prisoner (striped clothing) finds a friend in a boy who is outside of the fence (his father is one of the camp's officers). These children see each other through the eyes of innocence not the hostilities and fears of the war. The consequences are gripping and pull at your heart. There needs to be more love in this world so all wars cease.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great WWII Flick

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    This is a heart-touching story about a friendship that develops between the son of a high-ranking SS official and a Jewish prisoner during WWII. Full of youth and innocence, the boys don't fully understand the complexity of their situation. All they know is that they enjoy spending time with each other. The ending is a tear-jerker, so get the tissues ready. The cast and acting are first-rate, so don't miss out on this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    What's Good for the Goose...

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    Two young boys form a friendship on opposite sides of a fence. The boy on the outside of the fence is the young son of an officer in charge of the people on the inside of the fence. This is a beautiful, yet heart-wrenching story of what can never be allowed to happen again. All I can say, without spoiling the plot, is everything in this film was done right - nothing heavy-handed - just a great film.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

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    Only had this printer for about a week. It is more complicated than my previous HP Photo smart B210 which only lasted five years at most. I was not going to pay over $100 again for another printer since the previous one was short lived.. The ink is about the same price, but I don't know how long it last yet. The paper tray is a lot cheaper made on this unit. Time will tell if this HP printer last longer or not. The bad thing is it didn't come with instructions on how to scan and so on. The great thing is that it does make copies and I bought on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Holocaust was Horrific!!!

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    I heard about this movie from my sister who is a teacher. She told me if I ever get a chance to see it, by all means go and see it. Well, about a week later, I was in Best Buy just looking around and there IT was for $3.99. I could NOT pass it by, I watched it that evening and wow it was quite a movie. Just remember to have a box of tissues next to you!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A powerful movie

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    Not the ending I expected. But if it had ended any differently, it wouldn't have been as powerful. When movies are made about the Holocaust, the only way to do it is to be honest about what really happened. That way the movie is appreciated no matter how shocking the scenes. Unbelievable things happened during this time and people need to know how awful it really was.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Friendship Prevails over Genocide

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    Son of a German Commandant develops a friendship with a boy who is a resident of the death camp. The German son persists in his friendship even after he has been forbidden to do so, by visiting his friend at the wire on the outskirts of the camp. His innocence prevents him from understanding the purpose of the camp and thus the reasons for his father's attempts to keep them apart. His care for his friend prevails over his parents' admonitions, illustrating the power of friendship. A twist ending will shock you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's No Wonder It Made It To the Oscars

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    Great movie unfortunately the topic is very painful but realistic as it actually happened during World War II. A lot of lessons learned that you don't have to be family or blood related to truly love. Sometimes the front of a stranger offers you more kindness and compassion

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing movie!

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    I purchased this video online through my local Best Buy store (Rockford, IL). It was supposed to be in the $5 bin, but with my Elite status shipping was free and I was able to buy for $4.99 via the website anyway! I've seen this movie before and if you're into World War II, the Holocaust, etc., then this is a movie you have to see!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Good movie , the price was good. Best Buy was the only local store I could find this movie at

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

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    I had been looking for this DVD for a while. No stores had them is stock and most could not get them even online. I was on Best Buy's website and just happen to check. They had the DVD in stock, it was waiting for me at the service desk when I arrived at the Blaine, MN store. Plus, Best Buy was the lowest cost of all the stores and it was Blu-ray!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie, can hep us not to make same mistakes

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    Hiding the truth was very well organized. I call it organized crime. People did not know what rely was happening. people by nature want to be good like the child who wanted to see that what his family was doing was good. when someone has to hide activities most likely they are wrong activities.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good object lesson

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    One of those what if's, rather than an historically accurate presentation. Two young boys, one a German who's father is commandant of a concentration camp; the other a young Jewish boy, a prisoner in the camp. The boys develop an 'odd' friendship from different sides of the fence...with tragic consequences for the boys and a cold wakeup call to the German boys parents. Over-all, though not historically accurate, I found it worth the watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Dvd + HD

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    Loved this Deal that was going on, during this purchase 1st off, which caused MI to to even go about even purchasing these movies in the end. Awesome price for a decent movie that included ULTRAVIOLET AS WELL. . :) loved it. Need this, more often, would purchase more movies than. Thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Watch Movie

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    Great movie. I already had this movie but I thought that my sister would like it as well. I bought it for her and I'm sure that she will like it also. It has a good story line and all I have to say is be careful when it comes to how you treat people.

    I would recommend this to a friend