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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 201 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 201

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  1. May 24, 2013
    4
    Even though the movie is so strange that it cannot really be classed as a children's film anymore, it does not really appeal to adults either. And even though there are some really great characters in the story performed by a wonderful cast and it is directed aptly, it did very little for me.
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Holes will no doubt speak clearly and appealingly to its intended early teen audience.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    It's great to see an action-adventure family film with heart as well as humor, whimsy alongside wisdom, and a compelling narrative.
  3. It eschews obvious effects, but even more impressively, it tells a story without an obvious moral. It assumes that kids can wrestle with a fairly complicated narrative and draw their own conclusions.