Holes

Holes

DVD - 2003
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As evidence of his family's bad fortune, which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Disney DVD : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003]
ISBN: 9780788848001
0788848003
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 24, 2019

When books are turned into movies, it’s usually a complete hit, or a complete miss, and Holes was a complete hit. In this movie you see a very young Shia Labeouf accompanied by legendary actors Sigourney Weaver and Eartha Kitt. From the very start you are interested in the character of Stanley Yelnats and watch him deal with situations out of his element. All actors in the film have perfect chemistry and all fit together. Even the way this movie is shot is very interesting and shows both the beauty and dangers of the desert. From the cinematography to how true the movie stays to the book, you couldn’t ask for a better adaption. 4/5 stars
@sideswipefirefight of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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lschlicher
Aug 21, 2018

Such a great family film! I remember watching it as a child. Teaches you a lot of life lessons.

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cheeky_bob
Mar 15, 2017

I would give this MOVIE a five star rating! BY CHEEKY BOB:)

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abelj
Jan 04, 2017

I liked almost nothing about this movie. Watched it as a preview before sharing with my grandchildren and very glad I did. I would not recommend it to anyone.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 30, 2016

Young Shia LeBeouf portrays a character, Stanley Yelnats, who is wrongly accused of stealing and gets sent away to a detention camp where he digs holes. Throughout this movie you learn more and more about each character’s story. This whole movie is very mysterious but also odd all at the same time. It’s an amazing back story to the movie and will leave you wanting to find the answer. Watching the relationships between all the kids at the camp is quite interesting as the story continuously gets better. All the different scenes in this movie are very interesting and you find yourself very invested throughout. Overall an amazing mystery movie and would recommend watching it. 4.5/5 stars @EffyStonem of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library.

Holes, a simple enough sounding title to most, is a modern classic book turned into a great movie filled with good cheer, an interesting plot, dark meanings and an enjoyable experience for any who watches the film. This movie takes you on a long but enjoyable journey of an alleged juvenile offender who goes out to a work camp as punishment where he embarks on an adventure like none he’s even been on before. And this is a film which the entire family can enjoy, for it’s good humor and simple yet deep plot. Plus, you can take several good things away from this film. And that's why I think you should give this movie, or purhaps the book a try. - @Kuhaica of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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ostwald
Sep 24, 2015

I saw the start of the movie
and I did not like it

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grammaE
Sep 07, 2015

Very entertaining and funny, a little scary with dangerous lizards.

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rkcraig88
May 29, 2015

A fairly decent adaptation of a great young adult novel. Who knew Disney could adapt stuff other than fairy tales?

Mark_Daly Dec 15, 2014

Fans of the book will appreciate how much of the story was crammed into the film. Others might find it odd. Voight is remarkable as the bumbling heavy.

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Nursebob
Dec 05, 2014

he young cast members are convincing enough while the seasoned adults give the film some much needed structure, even if they are mostly relegated to grown-up clichés (kudos to Jon Voight as the crusty “Mr. Sir”, Sigourney Weaver as the ice cold warden, and Eartha Kitt as an old world sorceress). Pretty heavy stuff from the folks who unleashed Mickey Mouse on the world. And yes, there is a happy ending.

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cheeky_bob
Mar 16, 2017

cheeky_bob thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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mangaparrot
Apr 17, 2013

mangaparrot thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Oct 06, 2012

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Mar 08, 2012

noahbrian thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 99 and 1

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cheeky_bob
Mar 16, 2017

Other: Guns are used and around 4-6 Deaths occur and may scare some young children.BY CHEEKY BOB:|

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sapphicatthedisco
Oct 20, 2013

Coarse Language: Mild

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Barney_Stinson
Aug 16, 2012

Other: under the blanket

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pookiebear
Aug 03, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: not to bad there is some fighting between the boys and deaths but no gore and nothing to scary

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4thGlobal
Mar 26, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Within the first 30 seconds is an attempted suicide. There are several murders, some at close range. Bullying, shoving and hostile language. This is not for kids under 14.

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bdls206
Oct 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Oct 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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tamgreat2u65
Sep 27, 2014

Warden: "Excuse-me!!!!!!!!"

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bdls206
Oct 19, 2011

Twitch: I never mean to steal anything, but when I see a nice car, I just start twitching. You think I'm jumpy now, you should've seen me behind the wheel of that Mustang convertible. Whoo! Vroom!

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bdls206
Oct 19, 2011

The Warden Walker: Are you trying to be funny, or do you think I'm stupid?
Armpit: I wasn't trying to be funny.

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bdls206
Oct 19, 2011

Mr. Sir: You girl scouts want to hear a story. Once upon a time there was a magical place that never rained... The end.

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bdls206
Oct 19, 2011

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

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