Picture from The Kite Runner
Overall B

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, a young boy and his father fled the country. Now an adult and an author, Amir (Khalid Abdullah) returns to his childhood home hoping to find and help old friends.

Violence C-
Sexual Content D+
Profanity C-
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language

Talk to your kids about…

The Kite Runner

Why does Amir’s father consider theft to be the one great sin? How does he connect it to other crimes?

How does Amir’s personality differ from Hassan’s? How does Amir’s father feel about his son’s interest in writing? What strengths does each boy possess? How does Hassan deal with his position in life?

How do the virtues of forgiveness, atonement and resilience play into the film’s script?