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Definitely in the top 2 or 3 films I have seen this year. A wonderful story of love and loyalty and the beauty of one boy's soul. 5 star drama - not too sad.
This movie deserves the accolades it received. Not a film that I found 'enjoyable' to watch though, I found it gruelling and pretty hearbreaking. A story of beautiful friendship, loyalty, betrayal,... Read more weakness and finally partial redemption. Very valuable as a snapshot of the horror which Afghanistan and its people have endured in the last 20 years and continue to endure. Without exception acting of the highest order and a first class film. Recommended for these reasons.
Nicely put together, but I found the lead character increasingly irritating, and ultimately it was all a bit trite, as thought the extremely complex issues involved in the situation in Afghanistan can... Read more just be solved with love and individual courage ... an overly American ending.
If like me, you hate watching movies with loads of subtitles, then don't watch this. This is mostly a foreign movie, with very little spoken English (at least in all my fast forwarding through scenes... Read more, I could not find any at all). No doubt a very good movie for those who are not deterred by the subtitles. Watched about 15 minutes of, flicked through various scenes and then gave up!
very moving story, an insight into the different lives of rich and poor , loyalty, arrogance, good and the evil of the Taliban. A different view of afghan culture. A sad movie with a sort of happy ending. we enjoyed watching.
One of the few movies I have recently enjoyed. Very emotional and great acting especially the children. Wanted to see it as I am reading the authors' 3rd book and appreciate the history and life we have in New Zealand.
The book would be among the best novels I've read, and sadly a film is not able to recreate a lot of the subtle nuance of the original writing. Still a very good film, well- executed.
Great story line, portrayal of a wholesome desirable character. We need more caring people in this sad world.
Very human. Opens your mind to what some in this world face. Beautiful and horrifying.
I actually found this movie hard to get into. Yes, a sad outcome, but with some respite for the nephew.