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The Kite Runner

Dir: Marc Forster. US. 2007. 122mins.Better at exploring the bonds of family and friendship than at articulating the societal traumas that have haunted Afghanistan over the last three decades, The Kite Runner leaps from the page to the screen full of emotion and sensitive characterization. The source material's inherently melodramatic elements are mostly well-handled by director Marc Forster, but a problematic third act keeps this film from flying as high ...

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