There is a way to be good again.
Khalid Abdalia, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub, Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Agmad Jhan Mahmidzada
|Screenplay||David Benioff, from the novel by Khaled Hosseini|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Dreakworks SKG, MacDonald./Parkes Productions, Neal Street Productions, Participant Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Wonderland Films|
|Language||Occasional, contextual, low impact|
|Nudity||Mild and isolated|
|Sex||Implied by innuendo|
|Violence||Occasional but intense and bloody|
|Prejudice||Frequent and class-related|
|Comments||Certain religious sensitivities may be in question here around the portrayal of Islamic leaders abusing children and other people.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Zane Henry Earnestly tugging at the strings.
Kenneth Turan Flies but never soars.
Peter Feldman A compelling film that touches both heart and mind.
Barry Ronge The Kite Runner portrays its themes of friendship, betrayal and reconciliation with authenticity and sensitivity.
Stella Papamichael Yes, it's a Hollywood film with subtitles, but far from being puffed up with self-importance, The Kite Runner is a simple, down to earth story of good versus evil.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert This is a magnificent film by Marc Forster, now 38, who since ''Monster's Ball'' (2001) has made ''Finding Neverland'' (2004), ''Stay'' (2005) and ''Stranger Than Fiction'' (2006). All fine work, but ''The Kite Runner'' equals ''Monster's Ball'' in its emotional impact.
Adam Nayman The Kite Runner is the sort of film that’s so easy to get — so packed with themes and motifs — that it’s kind of unseemly.
James Berardinelli The overall experience is immersive. At times brutal, at times touching, the movie stands out as one of the better ''prestige'' productions offered for cinematic consumption.
Peter Travers My guess is that Kite is a film they'll take to heart.
Like the source novel, Marc Forster's film is frequently contrived and melodramatic.
Tomatometer Just shy of rendering the magic of the novel on to the big screen.
What the People say
4310 Netizens Amazing, Astounding, Brilliant, Superb !!!
Average .. 67%