Critic Consensus: Faithful to its literary source, this is imaginative, intelligent family entertainment.
Stanley Yelnats is an unusual hero with dogged bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse. Perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake for a crime he didn't commit. There, he and his campmates--Squid, Armpit, ZigZag, Magnet, X-Ray and Zero--are forced by the menacing warden and her right-hand men Mr. Sir and Mr. Pendanski to dig holes in order to build character. Nobody knows the real reason they're digging all these holes, but Stanley soon begins to question why the warden is so interested in anything "special" about the boys' find. Stanley and his campmates must stick together and keep one step ahead of the warden and her henchmen as they plot a daring escape from the camp to solve the mystery and break the Yelnats family curse. … More
|Rating:||PG (for violence, mild language and some thematic elements)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Andrew Davis|
|Written By:||Louis Sachar|
|In Theaters:||Apr 18, 2003 Wide|
|On DVD:||Sep 23, 2003|
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as Stanley Yelnats
as Louise Walker
as Mr. Sir
as Dr. Pendanski
as Stanley Yelnats III
as Katherine Barlow
as Sam the Onion Man
as Madame Zeroni
as Stanley Yelnats Jr.
as Stanley's Mother
as Carla Morengo
as Assistant Attorney G...
as Texas Ranger No. 1
as Texas Ranger No. 2
as Young Warden
as Male Officer
as Female Officer
as Nosy Landlord
as Clyde `Sweetfeet' Li...
as Mrs. Sweetfeet
as Mrs. Zeroni
as Private Investigator
as Elya Yelnats
as Myra Menke
as Morris Menke
as Igor Barkov
as Trout Walker
as Stanley the 1st
as Mr. Collingwood
as Townsman in Classroo...
as Young Linda
as School Kid
as Stage Coach Driver
as Kissed Stage Coach D...
as Prisoner in Green La...
as Stanley's Grandfathe...
as Stanley's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Holes
Young viewers and old alike will be given powerful metaphors of servanthood and selflessness, humility and honor, courage and Christ-like kindness.
O roteiro leve e bem construído, aliado às performances de um elenco carismático, deu origem ao tipo de filme que certamente divertirá toda a família.
Engaging, generous, and well-paced. Holes is inventively plotted and its coincidences and crazy mysticism pull you in the way the best children's fiction does.
Unlike so many kids movies, Holes hasn't been dumbed down, loaded with bathroom humor
Funny, inspiring and just a little bit naughty, Holes is excellent family entertainment.
Audience Reviews for Holes
I was quite hesitant to go for it, but having watched it, I have no regrets. It's a fun, watchable film. Nothing beyond that, though. Falling in (Holes) once shouldn't hurt; I can't surely say the same for more than once.
I was apprehensive about watching Holes, but I am glad that I did. This film being the debut feature film of Shia LaBeouf in one of first big screen roles. I have to say that the film really impressed me, and I thought it was a very entertaining film that is perfect for the entire family. The cast do a great job in their parts and I really liked the plot of the movie overall. The film balances comedy, adventure and drama into one picture that is one of the best Disney films in the last ten years. This is a must see for viewers of all ages and it definitely is a well structured film that will keep you entertained for its two hour run time. The film has a terrific story that is supported by a varied cast of talented actors. LaBeouf is great here, and though he would be later so-so in the Transformers films, he displays some talent on-screen. This is a film that the whole family is sure to enjoy and it has something for everyone. Director Andrew Davis who also made the thrilling film The Fugitive directs this highly entertaining comedy adventure that is sure to delight film fans of all ages. Although there are some areas that could have improved upon, Holes is a terrific live action movie from Disney and it is a very entertaining film from start to finish. I was pleasantly surprised at the result of the film, and it is definitely one of the best most memorable family oriented comedies that I have seen. This is a truly unique film that if you come across it, you definitely shouldn't pass it up. Holes has it flaws, but is very good, solid and amusing. But above all, it has heart.
Definitely recommended to kids.
I wanted more of the story with Sam and Kissin' Kate Barlow,so,since there is a book i'll search a piece of detail there...
|Magnet:||Maybe he found Zero. Maybe they're still alive.|
|X-Ray:||Yeah, and maybe the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are real.|
|Squid:||Maybe my mom'll stop drinkin' and my dad'll come back.|
|Twitch:||Man when Caveman stole that truck. Oh.|
|ZigZag:||That was awesome.|
|Armpit:||Yeah Caveman did have style.|
|The Warden:||Stanley! Stanley, won't you just open it? Just let me see what's inside! Please?|
|Stanley Yelnats:||Excuse me?|
|The Warden:||I'm surrounded by a bunch of cow turds.|
|Dr. Pendanski:||You wanna know why they call him Zero? Because there's nothin' inside his stupid little head!|
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