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Rated PG-13 · 131 min. · 2013

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Brian Percival's adaptation of Markus Zusak's young-adult novel is a nice-enough entry into World War II and the world of human tragedy for middle-school aged children, but any parents tagging along should be warned that there is nothing new to see here. Still, on the positive side, at least with this film—the latest in a long line of young adult adaptations—the studio isn't banking on a franchise.


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Nothing new to see in The Book Thief

Based on the 2005 best-selling young adult novel by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief is the latest film to introduce children to the atrocities of World War II and Nazi Germany. »

Official Site: www.thebookthief.com
Director: Brian Percival
Writer: Michael Petroni and Markus Zusak
Producer: Ken Blancato and Karen Rosenfelt
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Joachim Paul Assböck, Kirsten Block, Sandra Nedeleff, Ludger Bökelmann and Rafael Gareisen

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