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The Kite Runner

6 Ratings: 4.2

   Like the bestselling book upon which it's based,The Kite Runner will haunt the viewer long after the film is over. A tale of childhood betrayal, innocence and harsh reality, and dreamy memory,The Kite Runnerfaces good and evil--and … see full wiki

Director: Marc Forster
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 26 December 2007 (UK)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
5 reviews about The Kite Runner
review by . February 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
For You a Thousand Times Over
  Khaled Hosseini's novel The Kite Runner is one of the most moving books of the modern era, a story that has touched the lives of countless millions across the world. Published in over 30 countries, The Kite Runner is at the same time one of the most touching and heartbreaking stories ever written and an educational read which will open your eyes to the history and culture of a country few can even find on a map. It is, needless to say, a fascinating read which opens the reader's eyes to …
review by . July 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Powerful story; superb acting     Cons: None     The Bottom Line: The Kite Runner takes us to a world few of us have experienced, and fewer understand.  But it is still the story of us.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Afghanistan: the south-central Asian country is an enigma to most Americans, indeed most of the world.  The people that inhabit this mostly barren stretch of Earth …
review by . March 19, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner is such a beautiful story. I read the book a year and a half ago, which sets me up perfectly to enjoy an on-screen adaptation of the book (My recipe for success in this area? Read book. Love book so much that I want more. Let time pass -- at least a year -- so that the details of the book have softened in my mind. Watch movie.).     It truly is a beautiful movie -- the type that plays out wonderfully in high-definition format. There are also …
review by . November 15, 2008
Whether you've read the best-selling first novel by Khaled Hosseini or not, this is a haunting movie that will drain your emotions, moisten your eyes and bring out your goose bumps. Mostly faithful to the book, the film tries its best to capture the gut wrenching emotional drama of the story and its unforgettable characters, and it succeeds in doing so to a large extent.     SLASS (Slightly Longer Attention Span Summary)     1. Amir is a boy who lives in Kabul …
review by . March 26, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Khaled Hosseini's THE KITE RUNNER was one of those first novels that captured both public interest and the hearts of the many who read this story of childhood unconditional love and redemption set against three stormy decades in Afghanistan. Though Hosseini was approached about the story's adaptation to the screen soon after the novel was published, there seems to have been a rush to get the visual form of the poetic novel before the audience, a journey besieged by unsuspected political intervention …
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