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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) Reviews

Film Threat
March 31, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 23, 2009
Extras on the disc include a full-length audio commentary by writer/ director Mark Herman and novelist John Boyne.
Read More | Original Score: 77/100
Kam Williams
March 17, 2009
Why do the all the Nazis here have British accents? How confusing is that? An unintentionally-comical cross of Hogan's Heroes and Springtime for Hitler!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
March 12, 2009
An opening quote that characterizes childhood as being a carefree period before 'the dark hour of reason grows' serves as ironic counterpoint for a well-crafted World War II drama through which prejudice, dehumanization and corrupted innocence are all ass
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sal Cinquemani
Slant Magazine
March 10, 2009
The description on the back of the box says it best: From "the studio that brought you the Academy Award-winning Life Is Beautiful" comes another Holocaust movie that you're sure to love! Only this time there's no happy ending, or Academy Awards.

Empire Magazine
March 4, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
March 1, 2009
In no way a fashion statement about sleepwear, but rather a solemnly imaginative political statement about the Germans asleep when it came to exactly what was going down during the Nazi regime. The Final Solution meets The Pied Piper.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 1, 2009
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is such an accessible and understated film that I can readily picture it being used in schools at whatever age they're teaching children about the holocaust.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10