Box art for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

drama, thrillers


Bored and restless in his new home, Bruno, an innocent and naïve eight year old, ignores his mother and sets off on an adventure in the woods. Soon he meets a young boy, and a surprising friendship develops.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    63%
  • Audience Score
    85%

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Audience Reviews

3 stars

I was worried at first that The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was going to be like a typical BBC dramatisation; posh accents, bad child actors and Sheila bloody Hancock. Thankfully the film finds its feet within about 15 minutes (in the nick of time) and the story, mood and pace are set. It is a thoughtful story, is filmed well and the acting is acceptable, it is the ending that really makes this film something special. Mark Herman didn't do a bad job, he certainly wouldn't have been my first choice of director and even though I enjoyed it and would recommend it, I can't help but think someone else could have adapted it and made a masterpiece. Still, like I said, I still recommend it!

- SirPant, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

5 stars

What a fabulous movie -- It puts a really human face on the Holocaust -- But beware, a very sad ending!

- sainttom93, Thursday, August 26, 2010

4 stars

A powerful film with a great cast. The Boy In The Strped Pajamas is a terrifc drama film set during World War II and surrounds the family of an SS officer. The Young befriends a young Jewish boy, but doesn't understand that they are murdered for Hitler's final solution.. Drama unfolds for the family as their young son is gased to death by accident by sneaking into the camp and mixing himself with other prisoners. A terrific film not to be missed.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, July 15, 2010