The Book Thief

Review: The Book Thief

09 Jan 14

Holocaust Kitsch (to quote the NY Times).

This movie should have had a lot more going for it but the characters are so one-dimensional and the storyline so superficial that it is hard to get emotionally involved. All Nazis are bad; all German non-combatants are good. Who knows about the Communists?? The movie is riddled with inconsistencies and is deeply flawed. It seemed targeted at a teenage female audience to me. I gather the book was classed as "young adult" too.