The Kite Runner Reviews

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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 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.
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.
January 19, 2008
Uma admirvel montanha-russa emocional.
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.
January 14, 2008
Alternately chilling and thrilling, The Kite Runner tugs at some emotional strings not often yanked with such frankness.
January 12, 2008
The narrative is a tapestry entwined from personal and political threads; the result is emotionally overwhelming
January 12, 2008
The Kite Runner is a curiosity in that it is a film driven almost entirely by its story, to the point that all the actors - save the fiercely patriarchal Homayoun Ershadi as Amir's father- seem purely functional, if not negligible.
January 4, 2008
...the film is entertaining with superb acting, But a far cry from making the impact that the book did. Why it minimizes the brutality of the Taliban is mystifying.
January 3, 2008
The Kite Runner is dramatically and visually sumptuous
December 29, 2007
Forster's self-important direction submarines a film that begins well, but slips into melodrama and plods towards anti-climax.
December 29, 2007
It's a brutal second act, really.
December 28, 2007
Perhaps he might have been tougher but that might have rendered the film less digestible.
December 28, 2007
Based on Khaled Hosseini's highly regarded novel, this story of exile, ambition and betrayal has an emotional power that outstrips its occasional implausibilities.
December 28, 2007
The measured mise-en-scne is fine for the boyhood scenes. Character-building alternates with brief bursts of image music, such as the kite-flying contest that fills the Kabul sky with darting, colourful fabric-birds.
December 28, 2007
There's something timid and tasteful about the filmmaking which struck me as pretty mendacious, in a story about a blood bond severed by rape and mended, a generation on, by a rather too tidy act of atonement.
December 28, 2007
A cracking final 20 minutes leave you realising what an evil bunch of idiots the Taliban really are.
December 28, 2007
A workmanlike, if decaffeinated version of Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel.
December 28, 2007
The third of the film given to the boys' childhood adventures is excellent, both kids fully convincing as pals who'll never part.
December 28, 2007
An enthralling piece of cinema.
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