"The Kite Runner" Movie: "A Compelling And Uplifting Tale"
The Kite Runner soars with emotion and sensitivity.
Khaled Hosseini's epic novel of fathers and sons is capably adapted by director Marc Forster into a moving and evocative film.
Though the book delved more deeply into the culture and changing politics of Afghanistan than the film does, the movie still is powerful and sweeping.
In a way, it works more effectively that the movie is more intimate in scope than the wide-ranging book, with its Dickensian themes of betrayal, shame, honor and redemption.