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A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he starts the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 132
- Fresh: 102
- Rotten: 30
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Brims with storytelling flourishes and gently deployed life lessons that even accompanying adults may dig.
Fresh: As kids' films go, it's a thoughtful, superior piece of work, an entertaining picture that youngsters can enjoy on first viewing and perhaps fully grow into as they get a bit older.
Fresh: A dense yarn with a range of humor, imagination and emotions as wide as the desert floor upon which it is set.
Rotten: [Sachar's] sprawling, shaggy-dog story snaps together as neatly on film as in print, but its artificial design is glaringly exposed.
Want to own
Great movie but i want to own it. What is wrong with you people at itunes i want to own the movie. Not rent it.
No More renting
come on itunes why bother putting all these great movies on here if we can only rent no more renting i want to buy all my movies
This is truely one of my favorite movies!! I have seen it countless times and could still watch it...even though I have all the lines memorized:) Please let me buy this moovie iTunes!!!!!