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Holes Reviews

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Larry Carroll
April 18, 2003
Chances are, as you sit in that movie theatre and fidget alongside your kids, you won't find yourself digging Holes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 17, 2003
The intention is a good one, but the blending of disparate ingredients under Andrew Davis' direction is often jarring.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 21, 2003
[T]here's too much going on, and none of it is executed well enough to recommend.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 17, 2003
A movie that feels like it's constantly interrupting itself.
| Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
April 18, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark R. Leeper
April 21, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 17, 2003
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.
| Original Score: C
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
April 17, 2003
The movie is all over the place, jumping around in time, place and tone.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
April 18, 2003
An overly long, unwieldy movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 18, 2003
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
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 18, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 18, 2003
[Holes] could've benefited from some judicious editing (at close to two hours, the movie occasionally borders on interminable), because there's far too much going on here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean O'Connell
April 16, 2003
Plods along with the velocity of molasses and really does feel like manual labor.
| Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
April 17, 2003
Though the disparate narrative threads are well integrated the film still lags periodically, but its real liability is on the special effects front.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
April 17, 2003
...a collection of would-be goofy moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
April 22, 2003
Too broad for adults, too simple-minded for kids, too sprawling for anyone.
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Kim Linekin
April 20, 2003
Davis can't find a consistent tone for this long-winded story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
April 15, 2003
If you aren't already pre-sold on the movie, as a fan of the book would be, there is little in it to amuse or intrigue you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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