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The Kite Runner Reviews

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November 5, 2018
Forster can't solely blame the impossibility of condensing the breadth of a 350-page novel into two hours of screen time, but his own shoddy realisation too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 24, 2018
The Kite Runner serves as a reminder that grief is universal; that, regardless of our cultural differences, humanity will always find common ground in devastation.
April 28, 2011
A remarkable story with tremendous human interest, about people we think we've figured out, but about whom we actually know next to nothing.
August 27, 2009
Faked compassion, bland visuals, metaphors dropped like anvils
March 13, 2009
...a good but not classic movie of a good but not classic novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 2, 2008
Entirely too epic for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 6, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 22, 2008
Es un poco inevitable sentir que la película transcurre casi como un trámite, sin permitirle al espectador una aproximación mucho más sensible a la historia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2008
A skilfully made and subtly powerful film, with a disarmingly human protagonist whose efforts seem all the more real, given his weaknesses and the movie's authentic feel.
Read More | Original Score: 77/100
March 25, 2008
The Kite Runner will no doubt warm the hearts of its intended audience, but its nature is one of dubious flattery.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 4, 2008
The two young boys are definitely the highlight of the film. Their friendship is truly felt, which makes the tragedy that befalls Hassan all the more powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 28, 2008
The Kite Runner is solid and competently made, but then those are words one always uses when a piece of art falls short of greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 17, 2008
Moments feel disappointingly scripted, so it's especially good news that many of its characters do not.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 29, 2008
Hosseini's over-done melodrama that doesn't so much open our eyes to Afghanistan as reinforce everything negative we've already suspected.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 26, 2008
Friendship, loyalty, tragedy, and politics are themes sensitively and sometimes terrifyingly examined. But the film's hopeful spirit hits home despite the differences in our culture and language.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 20, 2008
A heart-wrenching tale of lost friendship and redemption, "The Kite Runner" is as memorable as a movie as it is a novel.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
January 19, 2008
Uma admirável montanha-russa emocional.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2008
The Kite Runner is a film that both soars like its kite metaphor on the air currents of good storytelling, and falls to earth when its credibility is cut out from under it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 14, 2008
Alternately chilling and thrilling, The Kite Runner tugs at some emotional strings not often yanked with such frankness.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
January 12, 2008
The narrative is a tapestry entwined from personal and political threads; the result is emotionally overwhelming
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