Boy in the Striped Pajamas Movie Reviews
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Fantastic, touching, thought-provoking movie. I went with my 16 year old son and he was moved deeply by it. Definitely not for younger children, images of (suggested) violence and death. In fact, my son was appalled that a family was in attendance with children appearing to be under 10. Much too mature of material for children of this age. Definitely recommended for anyone over about 12 or 13, this is one movie rating that is very appropriate.
awesome movie. every man,woman and child should see.this movie puts war in its true perspective whether you like it or not. its an ego thing...like it or not,,,agree or dont agree...but war is futile and senseless.the irony of what happens in this movie is shocking...but alas we realize we are all the same...all human...all capable of pain and suffering no matter what race,creed,religion or politics.
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The subject matter is unavoidably difficult, especially but children, but this movie does an honorable job at an almost impossible task. David Thewlis plays an SS officer who runs a World War II concentration camp. His son, Bruno (Asa Butterfield), meets Shmuel (Jack Scanlon), a Jewish boy in the camp and they become friends. Meanwhile, Bruno’s older sister, Gretel (Amber Beattie), carries on an affair with a soldier (Rupert Friend). Vera Farmiga plays Bruno’s mother, another family member who isn’t really paying attention. Despite the very specific historical nightmare depicted, the film unfolds like a fable, a bit out of time. However, there are a couple of genuine components in this film. The score by James Horner is particularly good. It’s hard to think of this as holiday family fare, but perhaps a sensitive child might learn a lesson in empathy without being traumatized.