Reviews

Dec 30, 2006
Oct 22, 2003
Jun 19, 2003
Holes isn't just a movie to see, it's also one to be proud of.
Apr 22, 2003
Brims with storytelling flourishes and gently deployed life lessons that even accompanying adults may dig.
Apr 21, 2003
[T]here's too much going on, and none of it is executed well enough to recommend.
Apr 20, 2003
It's smart, strange, unpredictable, and defies the formulas that typically define this sort of motion picture.
Apr 20, 2003
Apr 18, 2003
A wonderfully dark fairy tale.
Apr 18, 2003
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.
Apr 18, 2003
Crazy as it is, Holes could be the Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory of 2003.
Apr 18, 2003
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.
Apr 18, 2003
A slightly better-than-average tale of friendship, sacrifice and survival.
Apr 18, 2003
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.
Apr 18, 2003
[Sachar's] sprawling, shaggy-dog story snaps together as neatly on film as in print, but its artificial design is glaringly exposed.
Apr 18, 2003
A dense yarn with a range of humor, imagination and emotions as wide as the desert floor upon which it is set.
Apr 18, 2003
Fills a hole in the genre by not treating kids with kid gloves.
Apr 18, 2003
Whimsical, harrowing, heartwarming and, all props to Harry Potter, quite magical.
Apr 18, 2003
At the least, it's original.
Apr 18, 2003
This is the sort of family film people keep wishing Hollywood would make. Well, they made it. Go see it.
Apr 18, 2003
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.'