The Review: It's been a while since I read the book, but this film adaptation seems faithful. It looks great and the acting from Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson is highly watchable. I still think the premise of the narrator being Death works well.
Now for the bad news. The film lacks subtlety and ticks many of the cliché boxes for a drama set in Nazi Germany. The accents range from bearable to frankly irritating and there's one death which is so clichéd it's laughable when it should be very sad indeed.
This isn't a bad film. It's just not particularly great.
The Verdict: Book 1: Film 0