[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Some secrets are too big to keep hidden.
Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.
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Jon Voight is a gift to us all.
Destiny, redemption, and family curses form the thematic foundation of Andrew Davis's "Holes," a kid-friendly adventure based on the beloved, kid-friendly book. While the film has no pretensions of being anything more than an solidly energetic adaptation of the book, it has enough going on by its climax that it should appeal to adults as well.
Moving back and forth between flashbacks and the present day, "Holes" follows Shia LaBeouf's Stanley Yelnats as he does time at a juvenile facility for stealing shoes. His punishment at the detention ranch is to dig holes with everyone else incarcerated there. There maybe something more than meets the eye to the ranch and its cadre of adult characters, and lessons are learned as…
The first book that I read all by myself (yeah, I was good; I got a gold star!), and one of the best films of my childhood. While it doesn't quite hold up as well nowadays, it's worth watching for a reasonably not-annoying Shia LaBoeuf and John Voight stealing the show. It's a good, honest, family adventure. What more do you want?
When did Disney stop making mid-budget live action films as great as this?
I introduced this to my babysitting charges (11 and 9) tonight - big hit.
The novel "Holes" by Louis Sachar is my favorite children's book. It's probably really high on my list of favorite books of all time as well. The way that he can take all of these seemingly unrelated elements, and somehow make them make sense and come together by the end is really astounding. It's one of the most meticulously plotted books I've ever read. It doesn't treat its audience (mostly children, which is a shame) like idiots. That book is great.
The movie is also pretty good. It's a childhood favorite of mine, so I mostly enjoy it for nostalgic reasons. It does a good job of staying true to the novel, almost to a fault. I usually like adaptations…
I always appreciate how this movie addresses a number of very serious topics in a way that's appropriate for older children but not coddling. It also manages to cover multiple story lines neatly and runs the gamut from funny to devastating to adventurous in a really natural way. More movies aimed at children should take their audience this seriously.
This movie has secretly been a masterpiece since 2003, hidden behind a layer of "I liked it when I was a kid but it's probably not great anymore." Lies! It's still great.
One of my favorite books growing up. I'm glad that I found this DVD buried deep in some random drawer and decided to rewatch it. The movie is cheesy as hell and not as good as I remember it, but man, it still gets me, you know?
I guess you can say that I DIG this movie. Eh? Eh?
Dig it uh uh uh dig it.
I already liked digging holes but watching holes makes me want to go out with my friends and dig some holes.
i thoroughly enjoy this film.
In Shia we trust. This is Oscar worthy and I will fight anyone who thinks otherwise.
in conjunction with livestream of Shia LaBeouf/newhive's #ALLMYMOVIES
I didn't like this movie when I first saw it upon release and well I still don't care for it but hey, I synced up Shia LaBeouf and watch it with him for his At Project #allmymovies
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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