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The Kite Runner

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2007
Video Release: 24 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Kite Runner is rated PG-13: for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language

Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Homayon Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni.
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Detailed Review

If you leave this film feeling even slightly uncomfortable, then Director Marc Forster has done his job. Based on a novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner is a story… 
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Why Is The Kite Runner Rated PG-13?

A young boy’s life in Afghanistan is rocked when older boys rape him (shown without… 
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Why does Amir’s father consider theft to be the one great sin? How does he… 
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