The Kite Runner Reviews

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November 17, 2011
March 27, 2008
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.
January 3, 2008
The Kite Runner is dramatically and visually sumptuous
December 28, 2007
The film's belief in the power of redemption and its subtle assertion of the need for moral courage in personal (or political) conflict, is never allowed to get in the way of its boldly told, intelligent, informed and affecting story.
December 21, 2007
A respectful adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's 2003 novel.
June 6, 2019
A shockingly bungled opportunity for greatness and quite possibly the most disappointing film of 2007.
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.
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.
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