November 14, 2007, - 4:08 pm

“The Kite Runner”: Year’s Most Powerful Movie

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.

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You should read his second book, “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” It was another powerful book from a brilliant writer. I couldn’t put it down!

jkbramer on November 15, 2007 at 8:34 am

Debbie–
Since MANY reviews of films are posted before the movies are released (those in Variety, for example), I’m curious as to how you are prohibited from posting early.
Does the industry award different status to different media outlets?

Red Ryder on November 15, 2007 at 12:01 pm

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