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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

November 07, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Mark Herman

Starring :

Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Friend, Richard Johnson, Sheila Hancock, Jim Norton

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..too manipulative and sentimental..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
2 of 5

“..powerful..”
by John P. McCarthy [Boxoffice Magazine]
3.5 of 4

“..poignant..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..offers a new one..”
by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
3 of 4

“..haunting Holocaust tale with a chilling end..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Paul Brenner [Filmcritic.com]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Susan Walker [Toronto Star]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
Reviewed by Sheri Linden [LA Times]

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