…a haunting detective story with a warm heart.
Adapted by Louis Sachar from his best-selling book, it weaves together a multi-generational family curse, a wild west myth and a juvenile prison drama.
Holes jumps the rails, leaves all expectations behind, and tells a story that's not funny ha-ha but funny peculiar. I found it original and intriguing.
...a wonderfully inventivestory about young Stanley Yelnats (ShiaLeBeouf) who, suffering from ahundred-year-old curse on his family, iswrongly sent to the dreaded juvenile detentioncenter Camp Green Lake.
The adult actors do wonders with their parts — especially the quietly menacing Weaver and the just-plain-creepy Voight...