Holes

Holes

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  • Holes
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    Added: Mar 18, 2011

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Holes Reviews

Todd McCarthy
Variety
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July 25, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Ed Park
Village Voice
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Brims with storytelling flourishes and gently deployed life lessons that even accompanying adults may dig.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 22, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[T]here's too much going on, and none of it is executed well enough to recommend.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 21, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It's smart, strange, unpredictable, and defies the formulas that typically define this sort of motion picture.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A wonderfully dark fairy tale.

April 18, 2003
Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
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One can't help but feel thankful that the movie doesn't always go the expected route, that the characters have a little more depth to them than average, and that the complexity, which is the movie's basic weakness, is also its fundamental virtue.

April 18, 2003
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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Crazy as it is, Holes could be the Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory of 2003.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

April 18, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Older kids, fans of the book and parents who remember the fun of reading dark stories under the covers should be happily engrossed in this adventure.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2003
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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A slightly better-than-average tale of friendship, sacrifice and survival.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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As kids' films go, it's a thoughtful, superior piece of work, an entertaining picture that youngsters can enjoy on first viewing and perhaps fully grow into as they get a bit older.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2003
Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
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[Sachar's] sprawling, shaggy-dog story snaps together as neatly on film as in print, but its artificial design is glaringly exposed.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

April 18, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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A dense yarn with a range of humor, imagination and emotions as wide as the desert floor upon which it is set.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Fills a hole in the genre by not treating kids with kid gloves.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 18, 2003
Christine Dolen
Miami Herald
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Whimsical, harrowing, heartwarming and, all props to Harry Potter, quite magical.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 18, 2003
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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At the least, it's original.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B-

April 18, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This is the sort of family film people keep wishing Hollywood would make. Well, they made it. Go see it.

| Original Score: B+

April 18, 2003
Claire Martin
Denver Post
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That rare thing, a movie that will genuinely appeal to just about everyone in a family, though it emphatically is not the soppy pap that conventionally passes as a 'family film.'

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 4/4

April 18, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I walked in expecting a movie for thirteensomethings, and walked out feeling challenged and satisfied.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 18, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Readers familiar with the book may negotiate the film's antic crosscutting, but newbies will need to pop a Dramamine before the lights dim.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A movie that feels a bit like digging a hole in the ground -- an exercise that may build character but doesn't seem to accomplish much else.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 18, 2003
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The film's fidelity to the plot and tone of the book is a credit to [Sachar and Davis].

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Suffers even more than the Harry Potter films from a compulsion to be faithful to the source material, including cramming in a head-spinning assortment of characters and subplots.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 18, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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An overly long, unwieldy movie.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 18, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Credit Davis with caring about preserving the book's fiber. I wish he'd been able to find a style of his own to match.

| Original Score: B-

April 18, 2003
Laura Miller
Salon.com
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April 18, 2003
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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A clever, ambitious movie with an impressive look.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

April 17, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The movie pays homage to the book by preserving its potency and building upon its strong foundation. It's hard to imagine a reader who wouldn't approve.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 17, 2003
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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A wayward charmer.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 17, 2003
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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One of the few recent movies I have seen that plunged me into that rare, giddy state of pleasurable confusion, of not knowing what would happen next, which I associate with the reading and moviegoing experiences of my own childhood.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 17, 2003
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The movie is all over the place, jumping around in time, place and tone.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 17, 2003
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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This movie, if it is as successful as it deserves to be, might just open slapstick-happy moviemakers' eyes to the idea that kids will flock to a story that explores dark issues.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

April 17, 2003
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A movie with the younger crowd in mind, but older adults savvy enough to disregard labels will find it surprisingly rewarding.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 17, 2003
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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Fans of Louis Sachar's superb 1998 young-adult novel will be delighted to know that his debut screenplay richly embellishes the book's good parts.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 17, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The smartest, funniest kids' movie since Spy Kids.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 17, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The intention is a good one, but the blending of disparate ingredients under Andrew Davis' direction is often jarring.

April 17, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The picture is all over the place -- sometimes a fairly stupid broad comedy, sometimes a rather threatening child-cruelty flick, sometimes tinged with magic realism.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

April 17, 2003
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Honoring the literary ground beneath it, spotted yellow lizards and all, the movie Holes is easy to dig.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

April 16, 2003
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