The Kite Runner (Blu-ray) PG-13

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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 28, 2020
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 239,974
Rating: 4/5 -- Perhaps he might have been tougher but that might have rendered the film less digestible.
London Evening Standard
Dec 28, 2007
A remarkable story with tremendous human interest, about people we think we've figured out, but about whom we actually know next to nothing. Full Review
East Bay Express
Apr 28, 2011
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.
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Dec 28, 2007
The measured mise-en-scène 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. Full Review
Financial Times
Dec 28, 2007
Rating: 6/10 -- ...a good but not classic movie of a good but not classic novel. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Mar 13, 2009
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. Full Review
Screen Queens
Aug 24, 2018
Rating: C- -- 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
I.E. Weekly
Jan 29, 2008

Product Description:

Based on the international bestseller by Khaled Hosseini, THE KITE RUNNER is a fascinating historical epic set in 20th-century Afghanistan. In 1978, Amir (Zekiria Ebrahimi) and Hassan (Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada) are young boys living in Kabul, where Hassan and his father, Ali (Nabi Tanha), work as servants for Amir and his father, Baba (Homayoun Ershadi). Amir and Hassan make an excellent team in kite competitions, with Hassan having a gift for running down kites, but after one contest, he is bullied by Assef (Elham Ehsas), who does unspeakable things to him as Amir watches from a distance and then runs away, not helping his friend. As the Russians and then the Taliban take over Afghanistan, Baba and Amir escape to America, where they make a new home in San Francisco. But even as he graduates from college and meets a beautiful young woman, Soraya (Atossa Leoni), who is also from Kabul, Amir (now played by Khalid Abdalla) is haunted by his cowardice and can't turn down an opportunity to try to make things right when it is offered by his father's old friend Rahim Khan (Shaun Toub)--even if it means risking his life. THE KITE RUNNER was adapted for the screen by David Benioff (THE 25TH HOUR), with much of the dialogue spoken in Dari, one of the primary languages in Afghanistan. Director Marc Foster (MONSTER'S BALL, FINDING NEVERLAND) does a deft job navigating the complicated story, which moves from Afghanistan to San Francisco and Pakistan (with much of the film actually shot in China), using many nonprofessional actors and a subtle score composed by Alberto Iglesias. Ebrahimi and Mahmoodzada make impressive debuts, with solid work by Abddalla, Leoni, and especially Ershadi.

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  • Theatrical Release - DECEMBER 14, 2007 (Limited)
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