Holes (2003)

Stanley Yelnats is an unusual hero with dogged bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse. Perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake for a crime he… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 18, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Faithful to its literary source, this is imaginative, intelligent family entertainment.

Ed Park
Village Voice

Brims with storytelling flourishes and gently deployed life lessons that even accompanying adults may dig.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A wonderfully dark fairy tale.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Young viewers and old alike will be given powerful metaphors of servanthood and selflessness, humility and honor, courage and Christ-like kindness.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[T]here's too much going on, and none of it is executed well enough to recommend.

Philip Kennicott
Washington Post

One can't help but feel thankful that the movie doesn't always go the expected route, that the characters have a little more depth to them than average, and that the complexity, which is the movie's basic weakness, is also its fundamental virtue.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

O roteiro leve e bem construído, aliado às performances de um elenco carismático, deu origem ao tipo de filme que certamente divertirá toda a família.

James Berardinelli

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

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Crazy as it is, Holes could be the Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory of 2003.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Engaging, generous, and well-paced. Holes is inventively plotted and its coincidences and crazy mysticism pull you in the way the best children's fiction does.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
I was quite hesitant to go for it, but having watched it, I have no regrets. It's a fun, watchable film. Nothing beyond that, though. Falling in (Holes)… More
Film Crazy
i love this movie, admittedly i didnt think i would becuase i was forced to read the book first in school and then had to watch this movie, lets face it the… More
Alex roy
I was apprehensive about watching Holes, but I am glad that I did. This film being the debut feature film of Shia LaBeouf in one of first big screen roles. I… More
Jim Careter
This movie was actually pretty awesome, it keeps well to the book, it never got boring, and even with a huge hange of the main haracter from the book I really… More
Eliza Norton
Definitely recommended to kids. I wanted more of the story with Sam and Kissin' Kate Barlow,so,since there is a book i'll search a piece of detail… More
Lady D'arbanville
An easy watching kids film with a fun plot.