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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Sigourney Weaver
Jon Voight
Tim Blake Nelson
Shia LaBeouf
Directors
Andrew Davis
Screenwriters
Louis Sachar
Running Time
117 minutes

Holes
Louis Sachar's compelling children's classic is superbly brought to the big screen.


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Plot
After being wrongly convicted of stealing a pair of trainers, palindromic Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake, a godforsaken work camp in the middle of nowhere where the inmates are forced to dig mysterious holes every day. If Stanley can discover the secret of the holes, it will change his luck for good.


Verdict
Kids' fare with a brain - a haunting detective story with a warm heart.


Reviewed by Emma Cochrane

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