Holes Reviews

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Young viewers and old alike will be given powerful metaphors of servanthood and selflessness, humility and honor, courage and Christ-like kindness.
| Original Score: A-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
October 25, 2004
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 6, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 26, 2003
Unlike so many kids movies, Holes hasn't been dumbed down, loaded with bathroom humor
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 24, 2003
Funny, inspiring and just a little bit naughty, Holes is excellent family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 21, 2003
For all its faults, Holes has an overriding good humor and sense of fun that saves it from the usual drudge of children's pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Holes is a rarity among kids' movies: It's dark, complex, intelligent and well-acted.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
July 17, 2003
An honestly extraordinary maturation performance by Even Stevens' Shia LaBeouf proves Disney truly has monopoly over the most talented youth actors
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 10, 2003
There are so many delightful little touches and warped bits of storytelling that I can't imagine anyone who won't love this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Thought-provoking undertones meet Disney sensibilities -- a memorable combination.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 16, 2003
A first-rate family film that is all about karma.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Keyes
May 9, 2003
...unlike so many films to be churned out of the mouse house in these recent times, it's pleasant, inspired, sweet and generally entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 7, 2003
Those who have read the book will no doubt overlook the film's shortcomings and parents will welcome a movie that doesn't talk down to its youthful audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Wilson Morales
May 2, 2003
Disney, known for its family oriented films, has put a wholesome winning film in Holes. Adapted by Louis Sachar from his award winning novel, the film comes with many positive messages that will bring fans of all ages and be quite entertained
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Spence D.
IGN Movies
April 30, 2003
To my surprise the film was incredibly entertaining and turned what is essentially a book geared toward young readers into a film that will resonate with audiences of any age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
Irene Ferris
April 27, 2003
It's very rare that I go to a children's movie and feel satisfied with what Hollywood is dishing out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
April 25, 2003
This must be seen. Even if you're a grownup without access to kids.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 25, 2003
It's good enough to be enjoyed equally by kids and their attendant parents.
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
April 25, 2003
Imagine directing a movie called "Holes" and realizing that if you didn't dig deep enough, your movie would be a shallow, inconsequential pit. If the irony didn't kill you, critics and audiences would.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
April 24, 2003
Holes amounts to a look that is hot and leaves you grabbing for the Coke in the cup holder, wiping your brow and pondering a way to check your armpits without the person sitting next to you noticing.
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