Holes Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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 Villaca
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

Sunday Times (Australia)
October 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
October 22, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 20, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Cinemaphile.org
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 4, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
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+
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 25, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006

FilmStew.com
February 1, 2004

Guardian
January 15, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
April 25, 2003
David Germain
San Francisco Examiner
April 20, 2003

ComingSoon.net
April 18, 2003
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 18, 2003
Top Critic
Laura Miller
Salon.com
April 18, 2003

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2003
Bill Gallo
Dallas Observer
April 17, 2003
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