Paramount Vantage | Release Date: December 14, 2007
7.9
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Generally favorable reviews based on 82 Ratings
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DavidRDec 16, 2007
Is it just me or is Ebert giving every movie that comes out a perfect score? I understand he's happy to be back at work but this does not deserve four stars. It barely held my attention and left out some of my favorite parts of the book.
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SeriosityDec 8, 2012
Surprisingly tame. All the issues with the book persist here, but it retains few of the books strengths. It is heavy handed, sugary, mediocre and contrived.
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JonH.Apr 25, 2008
This movie is essentially a lot of nothing, compared to the book, this movie is awful
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BillyS.Dec 26, 2007
Terrific cinematography, beautiful score, a couple of strong acting performances by the two Afghan children, and a heart-wrenching story that Marc Forster directs so well (did anyone not cry in Finding Neverland?), but a lead character that Terrific cinematography, beautiful score, a couple of strong acting performances by the two Afghan children, and a heart-wrenching story that Marc Forster directs so well (did anyone not cry in Finding Neverland?), but a lead character that is so spinelessly arrogant that, without a call from his homeland, would never have sought redemption in the first place. Good movie with a terrible role model. Expand
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ChadS.Dec 23, 2007
Our rooting interest in Amir's redemption is considerably hampered by our realization that he'll only help out his own kind. Amir(Khalid Abdalla) mulls with trepidation when he's called back home to Kabul, and accepts his Our rooting interest in Amir's redemption is considerably hampered by our realization that he'll only help out his own kind. Amir(Khalid Abdalla) mulls with trepidation when he's called back home to Kabul, and accepts his mission only after learning the truth about Hassan. Amir's act of heroism isn't entirely satisfying. As young boys, Amir should have helped Hassan, regardless of his societal status. They were friends, after all. "The Kite Runner" might be unaware that Amir is still nothing like his father; a man who was willing to take the bullet from a Russian soldier to protect some strange woman from being raped. Expand
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