The Thief Lord

2006 PG 1h 39m DVD

The Thief Lord

2006 PG 1h 39m DVD
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To avoid being separated after the death of their mother, two brothers flee London for Venice, Italy, where they soon fall in with a band of orphan pickpockets led by an enigmatic teenager named Scipio -- who isn't what he claims to be.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Rollo Weeks, Jasper Harris, Alice Connor, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Bathurst, Zak Davies
Richard Claus
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie, based on the book by Cornelia Funke, focuses on two orphaned brothers who run away to Venice to escape the reach of a horrible aunt. They are taken in by the Thief Lord, the teenage leader of a band of runaways whose criminal activities support the gang. Some scuffles pit adults against kids.

Sexual Content

Some very mild flirting between teens.


Several scenes that involve small scuffles as adults trying to subdue and capture runaway kids. A few scenes also feature guns.


Some relatively tame epithets, such as "skanky old bat," "screw up," and "lying piece of crap."

Social Behavior

Family ties make up the heart of this story, especially a tender and loving bond between two brothers, and a bitter and hostile father-son relationship. Though the Thief Lord is the leader of a gang supporting criminal activities, he also acts as a father-figure to a band of runaway children, and his paternal role is endearing.


The movie is an ode to beauty of Venice, and portrays the Italian city as a charming and magical place.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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