The Kite Runner

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Released 2007

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Director:
Marc Forster
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
The Kite Runner is a 2007 dramatic film that tells the story of best friends Amir and Hassan living in a tumultuous time in Afghanistan. Amir is from a wealthy Kabul family that lives with a Hazara servant family, of which Hassan is a part.

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  • 80

    Variety

    While the largely unknown cast and subtitled dialogue may present a marketing challenge, they also create a feeling of authenticity in this poignant, intimate epic, which should at...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The Kite Runner is a house divided against itself. The Marc Forster-directed version of the Khaled Hosseini novel does one part of the story so well that its success underlines wha...

  • 40

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Mr. Forster, who previously directed "Monster's Ball" and "Finding Neverland," has been soundly defeated by The Kite Runner. Despite the film's far-flung locations (it was shot pri...

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    Drama

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    Family Dramas, Social Issues, Coming of Age