Holes Synopsis
A woman (Sigourney Weaver) forces boys at a detention camp to dig holes.
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88

Miami Herald

Great, multilayered family film.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
A richly satisfying adaptation of Louis Sachar's novel.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A movie so strange that it escapes entirely from the family genre and moves into fantasy. Like "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," it...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's great to see an action-adventure family film with heart as well as humor, whimsy alongside wisdom, and a compelling narrative.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Honoring the literary ground beneath it, spotted yellow lizards and all, the movie Holes is easy to dig.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A great family movie, with a terrifically empathetic young hero, strong messages about the powers of familial love and friendship, buried...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It eschews obvious effects, but even more impressively, it tells a story without an obvious moral. It assumes that kids can wrestle with a...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's smart, strange, unpredictable, and defies the formulas that typically define this sort of motion picture.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
One would have to be totally tone-deaf not to notice that the director, Andrew Davis, has inflicted a broad cartoon style on adult...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Holes functions as a film, but just barely: Readers familiar with the book may negotiate the film's antic crosscutting, but newbies will...
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Holes Movie Review

By Asianfreak
88 out of 100 A childhood classic....

GREAT MOVIE

By 13biggestlsufanever95
This is one of my favorite movies of all time and my favorite movie that was based on a book....

holes..

By kay2u
a gr8 film with awesome acting!...

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great story

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Holes Movie Review

By Spencer27057
91 out of 100 A "escape from prison" drama for kids but it's inspiring, thrilling and realistic....

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Rated PG | For Violence, Some Thematic Elements and Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Great movie respects its audience's intelligence.
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
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