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Ratings for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
(2008)

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20 member reviews/ratings for this Movie

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Reviews for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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The film is dramatically powerful and Asa Butterfield is charming but this is a very sugar-coated view of the Holocaust. Children this age would almost always have been gassed immediately upon arrival in the death camps, anyone going near the barbed wire would have been shot, and anyone who managed to touch it would have been electrocuted. I don't think little Bruno's supposed pure-hearted bafflement at what's going on around him is all that true to life, either. In the book he comes across as almost imbecilic in his naivety: he doesn't know what "Heil Hitler" means, for instance. Almost no real-life eight-year-old in Nazi Germany could have been as ignorant as that, let alone the child of a high-ranking SS officer. Nor were many children totally ignorant of the murders going on. It's recorded that schoolchildren living near the Hadamar Euthanasia Centre in Hesse, Germany, where the Nazis murdered disabled people, would say of the arriving vans "Here come the murder boxes" and would taunt one another with "You're not very clever; you will go to Hadamar and into the ovens." Films like these may make us feel better about humanity but do they really help us understand it better?

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Excellent acting by Asa I'd give it 100/100 if I could very powerful movie.

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Very powerful. Fantastic acting by Asa Butterfield. A brilliant film, but one that I can only watch once - it got into my head and it was all I could think about for days afterwards. Whoever you are, make sure you have a big box of tissues ready when you watch it.

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Tough brutal story. Asa Butterfield was exceptional!

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A surperb movie! In my book Speilberg just doesn't make bad movies! and when he makes one with or about boys, they are the tops! and this one is absolutely no exception!

Asa is a very cute boy, those eyes make me melt every time I see them!

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