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Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

Summary: Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, The Kite Runner is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes, and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right. (Paramount Vantage)
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Runtime: 128 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language.
Production: DreamWorks SKG
Genres: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Languages: English, Urdu, Russian, Dari, Pashtu
Home Release Date: Mar 25, 2008
Director Credit
Marc Forster Director
Writer Credit
David Benioff Screenplay
Khaled Hosseini Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada Young Hassan
Khalid Abdalla Amir
Cast Credit
Atossa Leoni Soraya
Bahram Ehsas Wali
Elham Ehsas Young Assef
Homayoun Ershadi Baba
Mir Mahmood Shah Hashimi Business Man In Baba's Study
Mohamad Nabi Attai Uncle Saifo The Kite Seller
Mohamad Nadir Sarwari Spice Merchant
Mustafa Haidari Party Worker
Nabi Tanha Ali
Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada Omar
Shaun Toub Rahim Khan
Tamim Nawabi Kamal
Zekeria Ebrahimi Young Amir
Producer Credit
Bruce Toll Co-Executive Producer
E. Bennett Walsh Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Kwame Parker Associate Producer
Laurie MacDonald Executive Producer
Leslie McMinn Associate Producer
Rebecca Yeldham Producer
Sam Mendes Executive Producer
Sidney Kimmel Executive Producer
Walter F. Parkes Producer
William Horberg Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: