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The Kite Runner

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Kite Runner


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In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.
Title: The kite runner
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. :, DreamWorks Home Entertainment,, c2008.
Edition: Widescreen presentation.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 127 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the book by Khaled Hosseini.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: commentary with Marc Forster, Khalid Hosseini and David Benioff; words from The kite runner; images from The kite runner; social action PSA; theatrical trailer.
Summary: In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.
ISBN: 1415738548
9781415738542
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Report This Mar 04, 2014
  • sandrajimenez79 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book is better, deep and astonishing, makes you live every feeling in your heart. Same feelings with "A thousand splendid suns". Kite Runner the movie, seems to be incomplete at times it lacks many important moments.

Report This Oct 29, 2013
  • pegasus71 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I found this film which is based on a novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini to be quite a powerful and convincing portrait of the perilous life and moral strictures faced by two young boys growing up in Afghanistan, with those moral strictures even carrying on into adult life in the United States. I would expect the story was closely based on personal experiences of the author Khaled Hosseini.

The Book was better, trust me on this one.

Report This Jul 06, 2013
  • robt1212 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Horribly depressing story.

Report This Jul 27, 2012
  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is one of the best I have ever watched. I would like to watch it or read the novel again! I like the music too.

Report This Jun 25, 2012
  • George Millar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very powerful film pitting loyalty against family pride. A powerful view of what Kabul used to be before the Russians and Taliban tore Afghanistan to shreds.

Report This Mar 09, 2012
  • sixtyfive rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This movie is all subtitles which is too bad because the book was very good.

Report This Feb 24, 2012
  • ABCman213 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A beautiful depiction of loyalty and friendship and a brief historic depiction of modern day Afghanistan! A recommended film for all!

Report This Jan 20, 2012
  • cciurel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The book is even better.

I have not read the book,but ordered it.The movie impressed me very deeply...the scene of the stoning to death and the child rape moved me to tears...I am still talking to friends they should see the movie.Great story,loved the children acting and the cinematography.

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  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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  • lilmimica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Aug 18, 2012
  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amir feels that Baba (his father) cares more about his half-bro, Hassan than him. One day when Amir wins the kite tournament, Hassan gets raped. But Amir is afraid to help him and tell about this incident to Baba. One day, Amir accuses Hassan of theft, so Baba drives them away. Then they leave Afghanistan and move to America, where Amir meets his fiancee, Soraya. Later on Baba dies of lung cancer. One day, Rahim Khan tells Amir that he is sick, so Amir has to go back to Afghanistan. And he also goes there find his nephew, Sohrab and takes him to America.

Report This Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

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  • lilmimica rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a story of 2 childhood friends and the event that binds them forever. a timeless tale of personal redemption and growth.

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  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Hassan gets raped by a bunch of bad boys.

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  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Report This Feb 22, 2013
  • thundercutter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a dangerous thing being born/ Time will only make it worse/ Do you want me to run that kite for you? For you, a thousand times over!

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  • thundercutter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a dangerous thing being born/ Time will only make it worse/ Do you want me to run that kite for you? For you, a thousand times over!

Report This Jul 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Baba: There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft... When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Kite Runner Trailer

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  • eeLmon rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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