November 14, 2007, - 4:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I screened “The Kite Runner,” today. I am prohibited from reviewing it until it comes out, December 21st. But I feel compelled to give this quick sneak preview comment: It’s a GREAT movie (yes, I did have my reservations with it, but overall, still great). Very powerful and riveting (and, ultimately, patriotic about America, too). Go see this when it comes out. (Sad that it’s mostly debuting in smaller arthouse theaters. Deserves better.)
One other thing: it is so powerful that a portion of the movie that reminded me of what my father went through when he was sick and made me cry . . . a lot. But it’s not a Lifetime-style movie. Just the opposite. And, yes, the movie involves Islam. Haven’t read the book, so I can’t say if it’s faithful to the read.
Stay tuned for my complete review when the movie comes out.
Tags: America, Kite Runner, The Kite Runner