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The Book Thief [DVD] [2013]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1059 out of 1089)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Book Thief
    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). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sophie Nelisse
      Sophie Nelisse - Liesel
    • Geoffrey Rush
      Geoffrey Rush - Hans
    • Emily Watson
      Emily Watson - Rosa
    • Ben Schnetzer
      Ben Schnetzer - Max
    • Roger Allam
      Roger Allam - Narrator



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1089 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Interesting story... beautifully filmed!

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      Waszak1977
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      Ok when I watch films I do so on a 180" movie theater screen with full 7.1 surround sound and the Buttkicker transducer system. This is not to Boast but to give an idea of the clarity that I rate both 4k and 1080p films. 1st off regardless if you are huge into 4k or still collect Blu-ray; I will add that with today's (Oppo) upscaling technology along with upscaling technology on theater projectors that the difference between Blu-ray & 4k is minimal. I will say that going over 180" that you will likely see a difference and recommend 4k for 150"+ screens. So no spoilers for the film but I'll talk about quality. The scenes, colors & visuals were fantastic. The sound was just "ok" and that dissapointed a bit. Kind of bringing me out of the story.. still a good buy, or download!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Moving Story; Continuity Mistake

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      April
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      Moving story. I was irritated that in one scene near the end where they are outside (and I think laying on the ground?) someone had one outfit on one second and the next second he had a completely different outfit on which was distracting and upset me b/c the film continuity crew really blew it on that scene (they should have been fired since that was a really HUGE mistake that never should have happened). Honestly, why didn't the director or editors nor anyone else catch it as well? Why wouldn't they have caught it when reviewing the dailies?! Unbelievable. They all were sleeping at the wheel. It made it hard to fully enjoy the film b/c I am a detailed-oriented person. But overall, story-wise, it was still a great film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What I want to say in this title is not permitted.

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      LuvDisneyatTimes
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      For whatever reason, I cannot say the name of the political party which was led by Adolf Hitler. That being said: The Book Thief is a warm tale told surrounded by near unbearable fear and incredible danger. The young Liesel, played by Sophie Nélisse, is impeccably played. Her painful introduction in this film - the loss of her little brother, her mother giving her away sets the stage for what might have been a complete tragedy. Geoffrey Rush is stellar as her new "Papa". Emily Watson brings a new definition to "bicked witch" but does a beautiful turn-around as her new "Mama". There is so much involved in this story, all I can say is buy this DVD, bring it home and go potty - 'cause you won't want to leave your seat until it's all over!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful family film

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      Maverick98
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      "The Book Thief" is a touching, hopeful family film that can serve as a gateway to a conversations about the Holocaust and World War II. It also sends a positive message about the power of words/learning, family, love and sacrifice. The movie's greatest strength is its acting. Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson provide sterling performances as the book thief's foster parents. But the movie truly belongs to young Sophie Nelisse, who is simply captivating as Liesel. Aside from the film itself, the blu ray includes a solid series of special features. I enjoyed learning about the process of adapting The Book Thief from a book to a movie. Another favorite extra is the featurette on John Williams, whose gorgeous score adds to the lyrical beauty of the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not your typical WW2 movie

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      FeistyRedhead
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      I was expecting a story about an orphan who finds her adoptive parents & while there'd be struggles it would be a "feel-good" movie. When the movie begins with Death as the narrator I knew that I was in for something different. Sophie Nelisse is enchanting. Watching her get older on screen is subtle & beautiful but never unnatural. There is no doubt in my mind that she will be around again very soon. Talent like her's should not be wasted. In addition, you can't help fall in love with the other characters in this movie (Georfrey Rush, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch, & Ben Schnetzer). You may be left with mixed feeling but I am sure that you will be glad that you watched it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Like They Say, The Book Is Better, But...

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      Racer997
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      ...the movie doesn't suck. Books are almost always better than the movie adaptation, but we all know that. In this case there are some details left out that make the book more complete, but the movie does an admirable job of portraying (most) of the story. Acting? Better than average. If you have never read the book, you'll probably like the movie just fine. if you have read the book, you'll know what's missing, but it depends on your review scale on how much it matters. I would recommend watching the movie first and then reading the book. Instead of being disappointed, you'll look at it like a bonus.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      three thumps up

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      Rudo
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      I personally loved this movie especially with what is presntly occuring within our country with these hate groups Nand KKK opening up this violence I see the same parallel with this patriotism sane as the Germans N this movie shoukd be a reminder of what nationalism patriotism can do but remember Hate will never win they the hate groups go after intellectuals books free thought , diversity sane as Hitler watch this movie Warning we will be the same with leader thatgo sfter precieved weak different but Hate will not win Love always win

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love this

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      Xquicit
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      I definitely Will recommend this movie to friends and family. It is a good family movie for every age to watch. It's a family time, family gathering or get together kind of movie with popcorn n chocolate candy. So relax and enjoy this movie on a Sunday afternoon or evening after a church service when football season was over and you don't have your favorite team to cheer for, pop this movie in and you will enjoy it thoroughly. Such a good show!! I hope they make more of these kind of valuable shows in the future. Don't feed our generation with all kind of nonsense like some shows in the market.

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