• The Kite Runner (2007)

The Kite Runner

Release Date: 2007

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 2008

PG-13 |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

Growing up in Kabul, Amir and Hassan are inseparable friends. As an adult living in California, Amir remains haunted by a childhood incident in which he betrayed Hassan's trust. When he learns that the Taliban has murdered Hassan and wife, Amir returns to his homeland to learn the fate of the couple's son.

Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Shaun Toub, Nabi Tanha, Ali Danesh Bakhtyari, Said Taghmaoui

Director: Marc Forster

Genres: Drama

Production Co: MacDonald-Parkes, Neal Street Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Keywords: 1990s, Friend, Father, 2000s, Escape, Growing up, Love, Emotional, Love interest, 1980s, Underdog, Rousing, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Like "House of Sand and Fog" and "Man Push Cart," it helps us to understand that the newcomers among us come from somewhere and are somebody. show more

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Whatever our misfortune, The Kite Runner says, sometimes we are fortunate enough to get a second chance to make amends for a first mistake. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    At times brutal, at times touching, the movie stands out as one of the better "prestige" productions offered for cinematic consumption during the waning weeks of 2007. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)