Reel Movie Reviews: The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner is a well-known, well-respected, best-selling book.

But what about the film version? Here's what critics are saying about it...

- [Director Marc Forster']s mix of topicality and sensationalism makes The Kite Runner sentimental, not profound. -- New York Press

- I won't deny that the film is sometimes rushed, oversimplified and skimpy on the details of Afghan culture that informed the book. But the tale still takes hold. -- Rolling Stone

- A dark tale of gnawing lament and an all-consuming yearning to atone for lifelong shortcomings. -- Arizona Daily Star

- The young actors are quite good, as is Homayoun Ershadi as Amir's intellectual father. -- Philadelphia Daily News

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