Holes is a really great movie that does the book justice to itself. I've read the book and liked it, so I expected the film to be faithful to the source material, and not only is it faithful, but it has the heart of it. With a cast mostly filled with kid actors, they are surprisingly really good especially Shia LaBeouf. The characters are very memorable, and the villains, while obvious, are very intimidating. The plot is really good, and the flashback is just as interesting as the main story. The writing is really great, which the way the kids talk, is very realistic for a kids film. One of the problems I had with it, is the editing which was really odd when it transitions to the flashback, and it comes out of nowhere. As is, Holes is a clever film that kids and adults would enjoy even if it doesn't have the fastest pace.