THE BOOK THIEF Di­rected by Brian Per­ci­val. Star­ring Sophie Nélisse, Emily Wat­son, Ge­of­frey Rush

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - CINEMA - DC

Nicely made, soundly acted but rather dull adap­ta­tion of Markus Zusak’s pop­u­lar novel con­cern­ing a child in Nazi Ger­many deal­ing with re­lo­ca­tion to a small town. Like the film of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Py­ja­mas, this makes the most sense as a drama for in­tel­li­gent, older chil­dren. The stu­dio seems, how­ever, com­mit­ted to flog­ging it as grown-up film. Good luck with that. 12A cert, lim re­lease, 130 min

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