Holes (2003, USA) C-117m. ** D: Andrew Davis. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson, Shia LaBeouf, Eartha Kitt, Patricia Arquette. Adaptation of the acclaimed novel for young adults by Louis Sachar, written by the author. A juvenile delinquent gets sent to a brat camp, where the children are digging holes in the desert - to build their character. Later the boy finds out that they may be looking for something valuable. More drama than adventure, film has a strange TV movie air about it, some good casting helps, but it never rises above the mire.

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