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‘Holes’ is a 2003 film based on the novel of the same title by Louis Sachar. The story is based on a wrongfully convicted boy who is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.The film was produced by Walden Media and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie made US$ 71 million at the box office against a $20 million budget, making the film a moderate financial success. The film garnered much critical praise, receiving a 77% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The closing credits of the film feature the music of the director's brother, musician Richard "Richie" Peter Davis co-founder of the Chicago Catz cover band.
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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?
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'm hoping LaBeouf splashes out another $25,000 on skywriting this:
"I PEAKED AT SEVENTEEN"
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.
Holes manages to be faithful to the source material and a great deal of fun to watch.
An honest and stunning adaptation of Louis Sachar's novel, "Holes" truly captivates. Shia LaBeouf makes a wonderful debut as Stanley Yelnats IV, a good kid who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. The colorful band of juvenile delinquents he meets at Camp Green Lake enhance the feel of Stanley's "bad luck life." Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight deliver terrifying and hilarious performances, respectively. Holes is a laugh/cry, overall feel-good movie that I never get tired of watching.
Random netflix movie picked by my girlfriend. This was a surprisingly fun kids movie with a solid cast including a pre-asshole LaBouf.
Oh, the halcyon day of the early aughts, when Shia was just some shaggy-haired, precocious kid from Nickelodeon. Even back then, he was still a bit obnoxious, though, wasn't he? He's also miscast in this, but I guess you'd only know that if you read the book.
A competent attempt at prison drama for kids, with an overpowering addition of fairytale destiny (also known as uninspired literary flourishes of coincidence to add meaning and depth).
Literally the perfect example of a book-to-movie adaptation. It was almost word for word without being boring. One of my favorite films to this day. Also Eartha Kitt is flawless.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I forget sometimes how good this film is. And this was back when Shia LeBoeuf had a decent career ahead of him.
Watching this with the girlfriend who had never seen it before, I loved seeing that moment of realisation when everything gets pieced together at the end and it all comes full circle.
Apparently, this is one of the Great American Novels, which I wouldn't really know about. But this film is definitely a bit of a gem and has so much going for it wit Jon Voight and Sigourney Weaver as well.
What a chore this was to get through, and that godawful soundtrack certainly didn't make it any easier.
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