Synopsis: Based on the best selling Marcus Zusak book it follows the story of Liesel who finds solace in 'borrowing' books and sharing them with the Jewish man her adoptive family are hiding in the basement in second world war rural Germany.
Stan's thoughts: Always slightly nervous of adaptations of book I love and this one seemed to have captured the essence of what I loved about Liesel's story. Sophie Nelisse as Liesel is key. She is a magnetic presence on screen and gives a beautifully understated performance.
A film is never going to get under the skin in quite the same way a book can and there was something missing which I can't quite put my finger on but it succeeded in moving me to tears so thumbs up for that.
- Stan's: 70%
- IMDB: 70%
- Metascore: 53%
- Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
- RT audience rating: 76%