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: 9780788848513
0788848518
Branch Call Number: DVD Holes
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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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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VampireGirl10
Jan 22, 2017

I read the book with my class and we all loved it. I would read the book then see the movie.

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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

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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organic69
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

After he is wrongfully convicted of stealing a pair of valuable sneakers Stanley Yelnats IV, youngest scion of the eccentric yet penniless Yelnats clan, is sent to a desolate youth detention centre in the middle of the Texas outback. There, a hundred miles from the nearest town and surrounded by rattlesnakes and deadly lizards, Stanley and his fellow teenage misfits find themselves at the mercy of a pair of unscrupulous camp commandants and one very tough warden with a curious method of rehabilitating her charges. Each day at the crack of dawn the kids are brought into the desert where they’re forced to dig random holes in the parched earth, surrendering any “unusual objects” they may happen to uncover to their overly eager guards. At first puzzled by this seemingly pointless exercise, Stanley gradually begins to suspect there is far more going on at “Camp Green Lake” than simple character building; a suspicion which is confirmed after he glimpses a few incriminating items in the warden’s cabin. Meanwhile, in a parallel story set a hundred years earlier when the camp’s current location was the site of a thriving town and a now-extinct lake, the tragic tale of bandit queen “Kissin’” Kate Barlow provides some vital historical background that will directly impact Stan’s current dire situation. Although darker than the usual Disney fare (there are killings, a suicide, an attempted lynching) Holes nevertheless maintains a touch of the fantastic which transforms Stanley’s adolescent search for answers into something unexpectedly profound. A shameful family curse, a redemptive climb up a mountainside, the fulfillment of a broken promise…all figure heavily as Stan and his fellow detainee “Zero” escape from camp—their trek through the desert coming to resemble an allegorical quest. The 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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largemouthbass
Nov 15, 2013

the movie was awesome

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black_wolf_1850
Oct 26, 2017

black_wolf_1850 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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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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VampireGirl10
Jan 22, 2017

VampireGirl10 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

Mark_Daly Dec 15, 2014

Mark_Daly thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

violet_butterfly_8259 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 45

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mangaparrot
Apr 17, 2013

mangaparrot thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

burgundy_ant_17 Jan 04, 2013

burgundy_ant_17 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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green_bird_257
Nov 14, 2012

green_bird_257 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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krithik110202
Oct 06, 2012

krithik110202 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

karenerin123 Jun 28, 2012

karenerin123 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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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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