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