The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

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Average of 820 ratings: 3.8 Stars

2007 M Contains Violence & Offensive Language.

THE KITE RUNNER follows the story of Amir, the privileged son of a wealthy businessman in Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant. As children in the relatively stable Afghanistan of the early 1970s, the boys are inseparable. They spend idyllic days running kites and telling stories of mystical places until an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever, an eventually cements their bond in ways neither boy could ever have predicted...

Based on the best selling novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini.

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128 minutes

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Screen Format
Widescreen 2.35:1
English; Dutch; English for the hearing impaired
Dari, English, Pushto, Russian, Urdu Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Commentary with Marc Forster, Khaled Hosseini and David Benioff
  • Words from The Kite Runner
  • Theatrical trailer
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    5 by Binky

    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.

    4 by Majoba

    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

    2.5 by Jo & Hitendra

    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

    1 by Riverspastor

    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

    4.5 by bante

    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.

    5 by Tuateawa

    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.

    4 by Badclams

    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.

    3.5 by MYB

    Great story line, portrayal of a wholesome desirable character. We need more caring people in this sad world.

    5 by Mauntinbyka

    Very human. Opens your mind to what some in this world face. Beautiful and horrifying.

    3 by Sooskie

    I actually found this movie hard to get into. Yes, a sad outcome, but with some respite for the nephew.